The Farm Direct Coop is a multi-farm cooperative in operation for more than 20 years serving Marblehead, Melrose and Salem. The FDC works with over 60 farms, dairies and local vendors to bring the freshest possible local and organic food to your communites. Joining the FDC supports local farms and our local economy.


The regular season runs 20 weeks June through October. You can choose to extend the growing season a November and December share, along with a Bulk Order of storage fruits and vegetables, grains and specialty products like jams and maple syrup in the late fall.

 Click Here to add your name to our waitlist. 

ENROLLMENT - Enrollment for the 2016 season is currently open for returning members. If you are a returning member and missed the email with enrollment instructions, please email the Admin + Finance Manager for further instructions.
We have implemented new software called Small Farm Central to facilitate the enrollment process, so signing up will be a little different this year. Returning Members will have until February 15th to sign up and pay the $100 deposit. If you miss the February 15th deadline, it doesn't mean that you can't rejoin, only that your spot is no longer guaranteed.
After February 15th, we contact those on the waitlist, and then offer any remaining spots to the general public. 

 2016 Season Dates

January 15(+/-) - Enrollment open for returning members. Please fill out an enrollment form and send a $100 deposit.

February 16 - Invitations to waitlist begin

March 1 - Enrollment open to the general public

Opening Day - June 7th for Tuesdays and June 9th for Thursdays

June 15th - Payment Due. Half of account balance

August 1st - Payment Due. Final account balance

October 18/20 - Last week of the regular season

November 1 - First November Share Pickup

November 10 - Bulk Order Pickup. Bulk Hours: Marblehead 6:00 - 8:00pm ♦ Salem 6:30 - 8:30 ♦ Melrose 7:00 - 9:00

November 15 - Second November Share Pickup

December 1 - December Share Pickup






*Use the Waitlist Form if you would like to join the Farm Direct Coop as a new member for 2016.

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