We have a matching sponsor! Help us get to $7743 and beyond. Mayor Tom Menino is supporting this fine initiative to make healthy and affordable produce available in Mattapan and will match your donations up to $4500.00 from funds made available through the Office of Food Initiatives. The funds will be used to cover construction costs, stipends for youth vendors, training, and ongoing support for the Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand.
If you have not yet made a contribution, now’s the time! Any donation is greatly appreciated, and is now worth double!
It’s been a long road to get here, but fabrication is officially underway! NYC-based Worksman Cycles was able to provide us with a cargo trike frame at a fantastic price. Thank you to Wayne Sosin and everyone at Worksman for helping get our project off the ground within our timeframe and budget! We like to think of it as the blank canvas that’s going to become an incredible functional art piece in the coming weeks.
More amazing news: the mobile farm stand has been featured on the Boston Globe’s online version, boston.com. Thank you to Mattapan correspondent Patrick D. Rosso for giving us an awesome publicity boost!
On that same note, with only 5 days to go for our online fundraising, www.indiegogo.com/mattapanmobilefarmstand has successfully raised an incredible $2,590! We’re also thrilled to welcome aboard our newest sponsors Precision Laser of Pawtucket, RI, who will be donating laser cutting services for the farm stand canopy and Boston-based design and development company Urbanica. Thank you for your contributions — we can’t do this without your support!
Today I’m happy to announce even MORE awesomeness happening for BR+A+CE’s mobile farm stand — are you surprised? We are unbelievably fortunate to be joined by Mid City Steel of Westport, MA, who have generously donated all the steel tubes for the farm stand’s frame. BR+A+CE relies on the support of community-involved companies like Mid City, and we want to express our deepest gratitude to them for supporting our project!
We’re also proud to announce that BR+A+CE has been joined by the incredibly talented Aaron Legg of Trimount Ironworks. Aaron is a metal fabricator located here in Boston, and has recently worked with local organizations Artists For Humanity and Boston’s own Hubway. Welcome aboard, Aaron!
In other cool news, the mobile farm stand has been getting some great of publicity from blogs — in addition to our crowdfunding campaign at www.indiegogo.com/mattapanmobilefarmstand we’re currently soaking in the internet love from design blog Inhabitat, Universal Hub, and local innovation blog BostInno. Even more, look for us this Friday www.boston.com/mattapan. Amazing!
Don’t forget — there’s still seven days to go before the close of our fundraising campaign, so head over to www.indiegogo.com/mattapanmobilefarmstand and tell your friends and family to do the same!
This is unbelievable! The past 24 hours have been our most successful since going live with our online fundraising. I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that this morning, we are at $1,425! For those of you with no desire to whip out your pocket calculator, that’s almost 20% of our total goal, and no small feat in just a few days. If we can keep this momentum, there’s no doubt we’ll be able to reach our fundraising goal.
We’ve also just received an anonymous pledge to support the project with an incredible $900 donation. Thank you for your generous support of this awesome project — you know who you are!
That said, we want to remind everyone that every donation counts! Big or small, your contribution matters, and BR+A+CE is grateful to all our supporters.
But wait — there’s more! We are amazingly fortunate to be joined by the Boston Society of Architects and Cafco Construction, both of whom have generously joined our project as sponsors! Our sincerest thank yous to the progressive individuals at the BSA and Cafco for supporting an awesome and much-needed project.
The Boston Society of Architects is committed to professional development for its members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large. Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of more than 3,500 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including ABX and ArchitectureBoston. As a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the BSA is a nonprofit, professional-service organization.
Cafco Construction is a Boston-based construction management and general contracting firm serving clients throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond. Cafco specialize in restaurant, hotel, entertainment, retail and academic development, assisting clients from concept to opening day. Cafco has been called Boston’s “Premier Builder,” “a power player in Boston’s night life,” and was named the 2007 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. They have built a solid reputation in the construction industry for having a unique customer-driven approach to projects, with a value system based on integrity, urgency, passion and expertise.