We urgently need your help in finding a new home for the Seattle Farm Coop

STILL SEARCHING FOR WAREHOUSE SPACE – NEED YOUR HELP !

Dear Members and Friends of the Seattle Farm Co-op,

As you may know, our current landlord will be developing the property into a condominium project, which poses a logistical issue for our farm co-op — where will we go next? The co-op board is continuing to ask for your help in finding our next space. The board has been actively looking but we’ve not yet been successful. Rents are high and word of mouth will probably be our best bet.

A short list of estimated specifications (revised) can be found below. Additional details are included on the publicly shared Google document here.

Many thanks for your help and support,
Seattle Farm Co-op Board of Directors

Target Location: Easy access to freeways (I-90/I-5). We prefer to be within the city limits but are open to areas close to Seattle City limits.

Budget: $1000 to $2500

Desired Space: We need between 1500 and 4000 SF (more if it fits within the budget!) but are flexible about the configuration. Zoning must be commercial.

Interior Building/Warehouse: We need indoor space but can also be creative with outdoor space, as we’ve been at our current location. Garage door access or loading docks required, as well as a bathroom and some office/meeting space.

Exterior Warehouse Space & Lot: Customer parking, loading/delivery space, and a space to store straw and hay are necessities.

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!