We currently have availability in all locations. You may join us at any point during the season. Share costs will be prorated to reflect your start date. To join us for the 2016 season please visit our sign up page at Small Farm Central.
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 communities. 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 with 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.
If you don't want to join right now, Click Here to add your name to our waitlis to join for future season.
January 15 - Enrollment open for returning members. Please fill out an enrollment form and send a $100 deposit.
February 16 - Invitations to waitlist begin
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. One day only - all members pick up on Tuesday.
November 10 - Bulk Order Pickup. Bulk Hours: Marblehead 6:00 - 8:00pm ♦ Salem 6:30 - 8:30 ♦ Melrose 7:00 - 9:00. One day only - all members pick up on Thursday.
November 15 - Second November Share Pickup. One day only - all members pick up on Tuesday.
December - December Share Pickup. Precise date TBD - usually the first week.