Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 24, 2012.

Update #12

Keeping in Touch

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Good morning Kickstarters!

The campaign is over, but the adventure is well underway. We're still surrounded by a halo of gratitude. And we were missing our morning chats. Were you?

First up: watch your email tomorrow and Wednesday. We'll be sending surveys through the Kickstarter system to all of our backers so we can fulfill your rewards when promised, and provide ways that we can stay in touch outside the Kickstarter world.

Thank you too for all of the offers of volunteer support! The response has been overwhelming, and we're sorting through to identify which of you have time and services available to donate, which are actually looking for employment (we're staffed up for the moment, but always accepting resumes), and which are looking for larger investment opportunities, or have products and services to sell.

For more information on all of the above, and for vendors who want to sell at the weekly markets or hear more about permanent shop space, please email info@sdweeklymarkets.com

For true volunteers, we're organizing a system now to get more specific info on what kinds of time and talents are being offered, and to coordinate scheduling and directing individuals and groups to best use those efforts. You may be hearing from Andrea, Jacki or Brijet about that this week.

Meanwhile, we want to keep you informed about weekly market opening dates, the vendors that will be joining us, and how construction progresses. Follow us on Facebook for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoPublicMarket

Thank you again! Your public market is just around the corner. We can't wait to meet you there!

Yours, Catt & Dale

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    Thank you! You've helped plant the seed, and you'll receive a special packet of heirloom vegetable seeds to keep your love for the market growing.

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    Pack a lunch! Head to the San Diego Public Market and pick up your insulated lunch bag reward complete with an individual bottle of Temecula Olive Oil and freshly baked bread. We expect you'll keep coming back to shop for lunch every week. This reward must be picked up at the San Diego Public Market on a Wednesday in October or November.

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    Thanks for building the buzz! You'll receive heirloom seeds and a limited edition San Diego Public Market Farmers' Market t-shirt for joining the hive. Pick it up at the market and you'll also take a home a locally made beeswax candle.

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    Thanks for turning up the heat! You'll love your insulated San Diego Public Market shopping bag and personal invitation to a Chef's Tour of the market, complete with cooking demo, tasting and recipe cards, and a jar of our signature Jackie's Jam.

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    For our far-away friends. We'll send you a box of market goodies including heirloom seeds, our signature Jackie's jam, San Diego Public Market t-shirt, beeswax candle and insulated shopping bag. And we'll look forward to the day you make a visit!

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    On with the Show! We'll SHOW our appreciation with 2 tickets for you to attend a Market Movie Night including reserved parking and seating, a trip to the chef-crafted snack bar, and a keepsake program. Choose an October, November or January date (first come, first choice).

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    NEW! Our Market Maker Dinners sold out early so we're adding one more opportunity! You'll receive an invitation to join us at a Market Maker Dinner where our favorite farmers, vendors and chefs will team up to serve beautifully prepared local food in the Market Hall. Don't forget to take home your San Diego Public Market shopping bag at the end of the evening. New February 2013 dinner date!

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    Join us for a Farmhand Dinner! You'll receive an invitation to join us at a Market Maker Dinner where our favorite farmers, vendors and chefs will team up to serve beautifully prepared local food in the Market Hall. Don't forget to take home your San Diego Public Market shopping bag at the end of the evening. (Your choice of November 2012 or January 2013 Dinner date.)

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    You complete us! You'll receive an invitation for you and a guest to join us at a Market Maker Dinner where our favorite farmers, vendors and chefs will team up to serve beautifully prepared local food in the Market Hall. Don't forget to take home your San Diego Public Market shopping bag at the end of the evening. (Your choice of November 2012 or January 2013 Dinner date.)

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    Shop til you drop! You'll receive an insulated San Diego Public Market shopping bag and you and up to 19 other donors will get a 20 minute head start before other shoppers enter the San Diego Public Market Farmers' Market. Buy as much as you can fit in your bag in those 30 minutes; it's all on us! (Take your choice of selected dates in September and October.)

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    We have a great pick-up line! You'll pick up a CSA box from Suzie's Farm and a San Diego Public Market Bag filled with specialties ranging from bread, cheese and olive oil to jam, chocolates and pasta every week for 10 weeks. Contents of box and bag will vary. Choose pickups Wednesdays or Sunday pickup.

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    Join the Walk of Fame! Your name or dedication will be engraved on a Market Walk Market Walk stepping stone, leading to all the magical discoveries to be found in the halls and plazas of the new San Diego Public Market. This reward includes all the benefits of a one year Planters Membership, so you'll receive invitations to special members' events throughout the year. We'll send you an insulated market shopping bag next month to remind you to look for your name when you visit!

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    Join the Culinary Circus! You'll start with a complimentary registration for Vendor 101 class to get the basics of how to start your farmers' market business. Then we'll provide 3 months of weekly consulting by a Market Mentor, graphic design for your banner, and 2 months of free rent at the San Diego Public Farmers' Market when you're ready to launch. (Some restrictions apply: products must meet SDPM Vendor Guidelines.)

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    Good Morning Sunshine! Bring 5 friends to tour the market with a local chef, then it's back to the Market Kitchen to learn to bake beautiful scones and breakfast pastries with fresh market fruit. You'll have breakfast with the chef, then take home a bag of signature San Diego Public Market coffee, and your own case of signature jam!

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    Get Married at the Market! Our Market Events coordinator will design a special wedding reception for up to 40 guests including food and beverages created by our chef partners with locally grown ingredients, festive decor, live music, party favors and professional photos. Choose a date in March, April, May or June 2013.

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    SHOW us the love and we'll SHOW our appreciation with a Market Movie Night for you and 50 of your friends, including reserved parking and seating, a chef-crafted snack bar, and a keepsake program. Choose from November, December or January dates. And now, on with the show!

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    Party at the Market! Celebrate a birthday, special anniversary or other occasion. Our Market Events coordinator will design a special event for up to 50 guests including food and beverages created by our chef partners with locally grown ingredients, festive decor, live music, party favors and professional photos. Choose a date in March, April, May or June 2013.

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    Cottage industry! We'll name one of the four charming houses designed as working studio spaces and located in the garden plaza after you or yours. Your name will be installed on the studio so you'll always have your own place at the San Diego Public Market, and you'll receive a matching work of art to keep at home to remind you to visit "your" cottage. This reward also includes all the perks of a Harvester Membership, including invitations to member-only events, VIP parking and your name listed on our website and on the Market Walk.

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    Picture yourself at the San Diego Public Market. Your fine art photographic portrait will hang beside those of our founding farmers and chefs on the wall of the Market Plaza, and you'll receive a framed version for your home. This reward also includes all the perks of a Harvester Membership, including invitations to member-only events, VIP parking and your name listed on our website and on the Market Walk.

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