Gearing Up

Now this is exciting:  BR+A+CE is proud to unveil our finished design for the mobile farm stand!  Our design is capable of carrying 7 CSA bins full of delicious produce and features an integrated canopy that also functions as a lid for the bins when in transit.  In designing the stand’s frame and canopy, we drew inspiration from leaves, landforms, and other natural structures.

Part of the fun of the process has been seeing the full spectrum of BR+A+CE’s creative and community-minded members and partners combine their expertise to create something much greater than the sum of its parts.  We’ve been fortunate to be aided by Vivien and the Vigorous Youth group at Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition who have sketched with us, taught us about their community, and most importantly, inspired us!  Mark and Judy at Brookwood Community Farm helped us imagine a farm stand that can truly stand alone; Joshua Kampa of Arc-En-Ciel Studio and MIT student Nick Polansky worked to aid in developing a design that’s as nice to ride as it is to look at; Architects Hansy Better and Anthony Piermarini of Studio Luz have helped guide the process through regular design reviews, as well.

Mykel and I are more than pleased to turn the page on the design phase and begin working with our fabricator and partners to make the stand a reality.  We think the stand will be a beautiful addition to Blue Hill Avenue — now let us know what you think in the comments!

– John

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