Membership & Volunteering

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

Membership Fees:

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.

Co-op Amenities

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.

More member benefits will be added over time as we grow! To get started, download the Membership Application. Please email us at info@seattlefarmcoop.com with any questions.

Volunteering Opportunities

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 info@seattlefarmcoop.com.

Board of Directors Operations

Welcome to the Seattle Farm Coop

Welcome to the Seattle Farm Coop

Meeting Times

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 manager@seattlefarmcoop.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 manager@seattlefarmcoop.com 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.

 

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