Friday, April 18, 2014

Earth Day 2014 Happenings @ the Freight Shed: Market Morning April 19, 2014

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd so during this Saturday's farmers market, we'll be sharing ways to "Green" our lifestyles, environment and community. Join us in the south end Community Room!


Bath Community Stenciling Blitz
Sunday, April 27 | 1 - 4 pm
Bath City Hall parking lot

Our alliance friends from the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) will be on hand during this Saturday's farmers market to sign folks up for the upcoming Bath Community Stenciling Blitz, next Sunday, April 27 @ 1 to 4 pm. 

What can we do to keep the Kennebec River, its tributaries, and our city’s sewer system in optimal shape?


Storm Drain Stenciling.

It's simple way to prevent this type of pollution. By stenciling a friendly “Keep It Clean -- Drains To River” message next to our city’s storm drains, we can let neighbors and visitors know that anything dumped and tossed in the street or on lawns can wind up in the nearby river.

Storm Drain Stenciling is a widely used and fun community-building activity for families, neighborhood groups, scout troops, service clubs, and local businesses. By participating you will become more aware of the link between our city’s landscape and waterways as well as leave behind a helpful reminder for others.

For more information about the Stenciling Blitz, visit www.kennebecestuary.org, call 442-8400 or email them here

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happenings @ the Freight Shed: Market Morning April 12, 2014

This Saturday at the Bath Farmers Market, stroll down to the south end Community Room where local naturalist, teacher and woodcarver Wayne Robbins will be exhibiting his Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures as well as providing demonstrations of the process! Do stop by to learn more!

The Portland Press Herald wrote a great piece about Wayne so to whet your appetites, here's a video clip from that article -- you can read the entire article here:

"You can't see in the wood, and the wood has a spirit. When I carve, I like to let the spirit out," he says.
Portland Press Herald, March 22, 2012 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happenings @ the Freight Shed: Market Morning | April 5, 2014



Join Lori Benson, Sukey Heard and friends this week for
 
weaving demonstrations
 
 in the south end Community Room
10 - 12 am during the Farmers Market!


Monday, March 31, 2014

It is offical

It's been a very long haul but today we were granted our 501 (c) (3)

There are so many people to thank for making this happen ! Here are just a few!

Don Kornrumpf and Ed Shillingburg, who wrote the application
Claire Bridgeo and Marge Kilkelly from Senator King's office, who found the IRS advocate
Kaighn Smith, John Kaminski, and Chris Stevenson of Drummond Woodsum, who established the the BFSA as a Maine State non-profit corporation
Steven Theodore and Chuck Mainville, who got the process started
Merry Chapin, who provided the steady, continuous support

Maine's First Ship, KELT/ BTLT and Main Street Bath for lending fiscal sponsorship during the process.

All volunteers!  This support and dedication of the board and the community is truly inspiring!

Together we will continue to make the Bath Freight Shed the resource for this community that we all know it can be !

Thank you.

Wiebke

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happenings @ the Freight Shed: Market Morning February 8, 2014

In the south end Community Room this Saturday, we're thrilled to welcome Maine Green Power, a new program offered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that allows Mainers to support 100% Maine-made, renewable energy for their homes and businesses

Maine Green Power now offers the opportunity to support local renewable energy right on our electric bill. 

Powered by Mainers, for Mainers!

Green power projects that are eligible to supply renewable energy to Maine Green Power include:

  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Hydroelectric projects that meet state and local fish passage requirements
  • Wind turbines
  • Biomass facilities that use wood, wood waste, landfill gas or agricultural biogas
  • Tidal power projects
  • Geothermal projects
  • Fuels cells that use landfill gas or agricultural biogas
To learn more, stop by the south end Community Room during this Saturday's market or visit them in the interwebs at www.megreenpower.com



Married with Chitlins, Chris and Liz Lannon will keep us entertained with their toe-tappin' tunes! Liz is selling CD's so be sure to pick one up.

 If you can't make it down to the Freight Shed on Saturday, not to worry! Check them out on ReverbNation where you can listen to your favorites and watch some videos too! Check this one out!




If you can't view the video, click this link to take you to reverbnation

Friday, January 31, 2014

Happenings @ the Freight Shed: Market Morning February 1, 2014

This Saturday at the Bath Farmers Market, visit the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s table to learn about the fun array of upcoming events. Specifically, the 4th Annual Winter Read, a community book discussion group. 

This season’s selection is  Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter by local author, David Buchanan. 

The reader joins gardeners, preservationists, environmentalists, farmers, and cooks on a journey to rediscover the role of forgotten varieties of food in our farming fields and at our dinner tables. It’s a fascinating read that brings together the author’s love of food, farming, and discovering New England’s unique agricultural and culinary history.

http://www.twistedstrings.net/
Will with his Irish Bouzouki and in the foreground, Michele on the fiddle
Photo courtesy of  www.twistedstrings.net
Also, we welcome back Twisted Strings, an acoustic duo who entertain us with a wide array of tunes with Celtic roots and featuring Michele Roy on fiddle and Will West on the guitar and Irish bouzouki! 

Not sure what an Irish bouzouki is? Well come on down to check it out!

For more information regarding what's going on at the Bath Farmers Market, be sure to check out their weekly newsletter, News from the Bath Farmers Market -- you can either sign up to subscribe or catch it on their Facebook Page

Are you interested in learning more about the Bath Freight Shed? Thought so! Well please visit our website and if you're able to make a donation or become a Member, you can do that there as well! Not able to make a donation right now but want to help out? Well, we have lots of opportunities for volunteers either on a regular basis or just now and then. You can email Merry Chapin or call her at 207-443-5669 for more information.

Look for the Market Information Booth where you can also purchase your Market Money Tokens and if you're a SNAP customer, this is the booth to visit to take advantage of SNAP Incentive Program where fore every $4 you purchase by swiping your EBT card, you earn an extra dollar! Swipe $16 and you get an extra $4 in tokens -- extending your purchase power!

You can also purchase Bath Farmers Market Gift Certificates at the Information Booth -- a gift that gives year-round!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Good energy


 Farmers Market on December 28th

Chipping away at ice inside and out Saturday could have been disheartening but the volunteers who assembled to help and the stream of sympathetic market supporters, helped keep our spirits up!

The farmers market had to be cancelled. Too many vendors struggling with record breaking temperatures, ice storm repairs, power outages topped off by an other snow storm. After days of frigid temperatures our bathroom waterline burst.

This event has clarified our need for an insulated mechanical space, new water line entry, designated space for the sprinkler system and a hot water heater (an Important ingredient for a future kitchen). This extra cold weather has forced the issue but it will help insure that we have a fully functional facility in the future.

The next Bath Freight Shed Alliance meeting will be on January 15th at the Inn at Bath. Our next Hands On Friday will be on January 10th 1PM until 3PM.  We could use your help with some general cleaning and weatherproofing. Please let us know via email ( bathfreightshed@gmail.com) if you can attend.

Thank you for your continued support!

Wiebke