Canopy is on!

Before the farm stand headed off to Duncan Galvanizing, we snapped a few shots of the canopy in action.  It looks great!  Thanks Aaron!

We also picked up our produce bins from Seaport Graphics, and are really excited with the way they turned out.  Thank you Stefanie Fullerton.

To all our awesome supporters, your stickers and postcards are signed, sealed and awaiting delivery.  Thank you so much for your support!

Farm Stand Has Wings!

We had a meeting this afternoon at Aaron’s shop, Trimount Ironworks with representatives from the Mattapan Food and Fitness CoalitionVigorous Youth, and Wenzday Jane from Metro Pedal Power to discuss the training and operations of the mobile farm stand.

We are all excited to see Aaron’s amazing work and thrilled to report he will be delivering the completed frame to Duncan Galvanizing of Everett for powder coating tomorrow morning!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Duncan Galvanizing for donating their powder coating services to us, as well as Metro Pedal Power for providing the training to our riders at Vigorous Youth.  We would not be so close to seeing the Mattpan Mobile Farm Stand a reality without the generous support of these organizations as well as all others who have helped us over the course of the last several months.  Thank you!


Dorchester Reporter!

The indiegogo fundraising campaign has wrapped up and the response was fantastic.  Thank you so much to all those who donated, and those who spread the word.  You’ve made a huge difference to the Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand!  We’d also like to share a great write up in the Dorchester Reporter yesterday, by Tayla Holman.

We brought the canopy panels that Bud Saggal laser-cut for us to Aaron Legg at TriMount Ironworks on Wednesday, and they look fantastic.  We can’t wait to see them installed!

We also want to give a special thanks to our Board advisor Antonia Better-Wirz from ABW Educational Consultants, who held a ‘carnival’ fundraising event with her family in Stamford Connecticut.  Her three sons -ages 12, 10 and 8 – raised $110.00 towards The Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand.  What a cute, amazing gesture! Thank you to their friends, family and neighbors who joined us in our fundraising campaign! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those individuals who are supporting our project even after the online campaign has ended.  You are helping us reach our campaign goal: Cybele Clark Mendes, Steven Poon and John Marinelli Architects.

Bud Saggal’s laser cutter at Precision Laser in Pawtucket, RI.

Boston Foundation Donates Generous Contribution

More great news as we get down to the wire!  The Boston Foundation has made a extremely generous financial pledge.  On the fabrication front, we are picking up the laser cut panels for the canopy tomorrow morning, and MATTAPAN MOBILE FARM STAND stickers for the produce bins are headed to print tonight.  Things are coming together fast, but we still need your help!  Please ask everyone you know to donate!  9 hours to go!

Final Push!

What a night!  Many thanks to those who donated, it seems like the word on The Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand is catching fire, and just in time!  We have 16 hours left to raise money, so please, tell everyone you know!  With the Mayor’s matching pledge, now is the time!

Here are some pictures taken last night, Aaron Legg of Trimount Ironworks is doing a phenomenal job with the frame!  Looking good!


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