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 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

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 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 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.