Pre-Order is Now Open through Nov. 12th with Pickup on Nov. 18th
The way that this works is that the member (you) orders via the above linked form. We will host two pickups a month from one of our three locations for your convenience. Once you place your order an electronic invoice will be sent to you and your pickup instructions will be given to you based on the location you picked. All orders need to be prepaid. Unpaid orders will not be placed with our suppliers and you will not get your products. The Co Op will place orders for exactly whats been purchased, so please plan ahead. Pickup locations are in N. Seattle, W. Seattle, and Africatown.
New location at Africatown!
The last day of sales at the Co Op will be Oct. 28th after which we will be moving to a buying club model where pickups occur twice monthly on the First Saturday & Third Sunday of each month. Orders will be placed via a google doc and invoices sent electronically. Africatown is located at 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle WA 98108.
Seattle Farm Co-op supports the urban farming community, food justice, and the sustainable food movement by offering educational outreach and operating a retail outlet that sells high quality, organic, non GMO feed, seed, fertilizers and locally sourced goods at affordable prices.
History of the Co-op
Seattle Farm Co-op (SFC) is the only co-op retail store selling feed and seed in the south end of Seattle. The co-op is member-owned, but open to the public. We focus on obtaining supplies like animal feed, straw, bedding, compost, fertilizer, and seeds from local & sustainable sources.
The Co-op originated in 2009 as a grassroots buyers club, by five Seattleites committed to supplying local farmers and gardeners with quality, affordable products that they couldn’t get elsewhere within the city limits. In 2013, it was officially established as a co-operative focused on fostering a great sense of community amongst our members.
As is an all too familiar story throughout our city, the co-op was forced to relocate from our Central District location in May 2015 due to urban development. This presented a number of challenges as we struggled to find a new affordable location and maintain our membership base.
The Seattle Farm Co-op continually strives to be a resource for both material supplies and knowledge for the urban farming community. We do this by providing access to sustainably sourced goods, with a considerable focus on supplying organic, non-gmo, and pesticide free products to urban farmers – including feed, seed, and fertilizers. We aim to expand our educational outreach with youth to the greater Seattle area, on topics such as, growth in the local food justice and food sustainability movements. The Seattle Farm Co-op recognizes the importance of fostering a connection between resources and urban farmers to create a local, sustainable food system for our members and the outlying community, whether in a community garden setting or for those wanting to farm their own land.
Since moving to the south end in Seattle, the SFC has been embraced by the community with membership growing to well over 900! The Co Op is once again forced to move as a result of displacement and unsustainable development in the city pushing small businesses away. We are determined to stay in the Rainier Valley and will be partnering with Africatown to host bulk buy pickups. Although we are familiar with displacement this transition has been particularly challenging. We were forced to lay off one of our employees, consolidate the business, and contract into a twice monthly buying club. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seattle Farm Co-op Board of Directors