ANNOUNCING THE SFC SPRING CHICK SALE!

Save the date for the Annual Seattle Farm Co-op Chick Sale, to be held on March 21st, 2014!

- ALL SALES ARE FOR PRE-ORDERS ONLY.  Check back here during the first week of February for the order form and instructions.  All chicks will be available for pick up on March 21st.

- FIRST COME, FIRST-SERVED.  We have five great breeds to choose from, including a limited number of Cuckoo Marans available for the first time this year!

AND MORE EXCITING NEWS!  The Co-op Board of Directors is entering into negotiations, and applying for permits, for a space in the Central District for retail operations.  The new board members, along with outgoing board members and the SFC Feasibility Study Group that convened following the Annual Meeting in October, have been diligently considering our members’ needs, reviewing cost analyses, conducting site visits, and discussing many options over the past three months.  We feel we are well-poised to re-start retail operations in a promising location, with a bookkeeper and insurance in place , a dedicated and talented board, and the support of our members. 

We will continue to explore space-sharing partnerships with other like-minded organizations to maximize our potential for growth, and to support our vision for more classes, products, and community for the Seattle Farm Co-op.  More details will be released on February 6th after our preliminary negotiations and planning. 

Thank you,
The Seattle Farm Co-op Board of Directors

Welcome to the Seattle Farm Co-op!

The Seattle Farm Co-op was created with the express purpose of giving urban farmers better access to feed, tools, supplies and a supportive community of like minded folks. We source our feed as locally and organically as possible and offer a wide range of supplies, classes and gatherings to help all urban farmers get the most out of their farming experience.

Hen Peckin'

Hen Peckin’

The Co-op hosts gatherings and classes and teams up with area organizations like Seattle Tilth and others to create a rich environment of activities for participants. From harvest events with educational workshops, music, dancing and Backyard Barter to on site classes throughout the year like beekeeping, soap making and seed saving, rest assured there is never a dull moment. Each function serves to connect people in the area and create a network of individuals rich in education, passion and skills.

Red Ranger Meat Birds

Red Ranger Meat Birds

Supplies, classes and know how includes anything related to urban agriculture. Beekeeping, keeping goats for milk and cheese production, chickens for eggs and meat, rabbits for meat and manure, worm and black soldier fly composting, gardening, canning and preserving, and local culture and food are all featured. At the warehouse it is very likely that you will pick up good conversation along with your bag of organic layer pellets. The one thing about us urban farmers – we love to talk about it!

Our ScratchPad blog was created on this site to reach out further and really engage everyone together in conversation. Local writers, bloggers, Co-op members, warehouse employees and volunteers all contribute to create an online meeting place for people in the Seattle metropolitan area to talk, exchange ideas and get informed about future community events. Through Yahoo Groups, the Co-op also hosts an online community of over 1000 mostly local urban farmers, experienced and beginner, who regularly share a wealth of information and resources.

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Backyard Goats for Milk and Cheese!

Information about Co-op membership and applications can be found on the Membership & Volunteering page. Click HERE for the Co-op bylaws and HERE for the Co-op Articles of Incorporation. Please consider joining our Co-op so that we can continue to bring quality supplies at affordable prices to all of our members. If you’re looking for quality feed and supplies at excellent prices, the Co-op is the place to come. And as a member, your input is welcomed and valued to continue our growth as a Co-op.

Thanks for stopping by!