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

Dear Members and Friends of the Seattle Farm Coop,

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 asking for help from ALL OF YOU in trying to locate our next space.

A short list of estimated specifications can be found below.  Additional details are included on the publicly shared Google document here. We will make updates to this list as we continue to button down our wants and requirements.

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

Target Location
Easy access to freeway (I-90/I-5)
East of I-5
North to Jefferson
South to Genesee
(Georgetown, south West Seattle, Delridge, and South Park are also possibilities)

Desired Space
Total Office/Classroom area SF: 1,500 SF
Total Warehouse space: 3,000-4,000 SF
Outdoor covered space: 1,000 SF
Total lot area SF: 10,000 SF
Zoning type: commercial

Interior Building/Warehouse
Kitchen
Bathroom
Conference area/room
Storage area/room
Retail inventory area
Loading dock/area
Exterior sign with good exposure

Exterior Warehouse Space & Lot
Area for outdoor events (workshops, celebrations)
Area for delivery/loading
Area for retail inventory (fencing, straw, soil products, etc.)
Animals allowed (chick sale, workshops)
Customer parking

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 HERE and the Co-op bylaws can be found HERE. 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!