Seattle Farm Co-op Membership
The Seattle Farm Co-op is member-owned and operated. As of the beginning of 2017, we are over 880 members strong and growing every day! We greatly value the individuals who have shaped the co-op over the years and encourage our members to be active participants in how we continue to grow as a community.
Becoming a Co-op Member
Whole Bale Membership $50 -This is a one-time fee that gets you a lifetime membership to the Co-op.
Germination Membership $25 + Volunteer– This option allows members to pay an installment of $25 and then volunteer with us for at least 6 hours (can be split up into however many shifts needed).
*Membership benefits commence upon full payment of the established fee.
To sign up: download the Membership Application and submit to Co-op Warehouse.
Beginning in 2017, the co-op has shifted to a Patronage Dividend model, in which paying members are eligible to receive a dividend credit at the end of the calendar year, based on a percentage of their annual purchases.
Tool and Book Library Members also gain access to our ever-expanding tool library (subject to a fully refundable $20 deposit), our literary resource library.
Classes and Workshops are provided through the co-op or collaboratively partnering with community members.
The involvement of our member-owners has made us successful. Please consider volunteering your time and talents to our success. We can use help for a wide variety of tasks including local events, warehouse sales hours, writing for the blog, hosting/organizing classes, and more. Get in touch with us with about volunteering by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors Operations
The Co-op Board of Directors holds meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm (meetings are held either at the Co-op warehouse or virtually, for member convenience). All Co-op member-owners are welcome and encouraged to attend! Attending board meetings is a great way to learn more about the Co-op and the Board. Time will be set aside for public comments and members may also join discussions.
If you would like to attend a meeting, please email email@example.com in advance, which will allow us to update you in the event of a scheduling change, clarify if we’re meeting online or in person, and answer any questions you may have.
If you have a topic you would like the Board to consider, notify the Board by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org one week before the scheduled meeting.
Open Board Positions
Want to be more involved in in the co-op? We are currently expanding our board positions so now is the time to get involved! For more details on the descriptions of board positions please click here: 2017 Board of Directors Positions. You should also attend a meeting if you think you might want to serve as a director yourself, or if you just want to be more involved with your Co-op.