Our Seattle Farm Co-op retail and warehouse space on South Jackson Street has been sold and exhaustive searching has not yet resulted in a new home so, sadly, retail operations of the SFC are suspended for the time being.
We are so grateful to our member-owners and all our customers for supporting the SFC feed and seed store. We still need your support during this hiatus. We’re all needed to participate in the discussion and to volunteer to do the work needed to sustain our Co-op. You can help us in a number of very important ways:
1. Consider serving on the SFC Board of Directors for the next term beginning in January 2015. Elections are coming up soon! Any member can run for a seat on the Board of Directors and we’d like to encourage you to consider contributing your skills to the continued growth of our cooperative community. (Click here for an application.) There are 4 seats open for election this year and the deadline for applications is November 8th. Voting will open the following week and close in early December. Please send applications to the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 8th and a current Board member will confirm receipt of your application.
Requirements: You must be an existing Co-op member, or become a member, if you choose to run for a seat on the Board of directors. Additionally, you should attend one or two Board meetings between now and elections so you have a realistic idea of how the Board works and the time commitment involved. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions, as well.
2. Volunteer as an “Interim Director” and work with the current board of directors between now and the January elections. This is a great way to determine if board membership is right for you while providing much needed help to the Co-op.
3. Join the SFC Feasibility Study Group. This group of volunteers will be digging up valuable information that will be used to determine feasibility of future retail operations for the Co-op, as discussed at the Annual Member Meeting on October 12th. (Click here to view meeting minutes from the SFC 2014 Annual Member Meeting.)
4. Attend a Board meeting. Any member is invited to attend Board meetings. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your Co-op. In addition to the roles mentioned above, we have other tasks that members can take on which will contribute to the future success of the Co-op in meaningful ways. The Board of Directors meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30pm in SE Seattle. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 4th. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP in advance by sending an email to email@example.com so we can send you location directions and so we know how many to expect.
For more information on anything related to the Co-op, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seattle Farm Co-op Board of Directors