JOINING THE FARM DIRECT COOP
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 waitlist to join for future season.
January 15 - Enrollment expected to open for returning members. Please fill out an enrollment form and send a $100 deposit.
February 1 - Invitations to waitlist begin
February 9th - February Share + Feb Extras Pickups. Marbhead/Salem @ the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem 4 - 7. Melrose @ the First United Methodist Church in Melrose 5 - 7.
Opening Day - June 6th for Tuesdays and June 8th for Thursdays
June 15th - Payment Due. Half of account balance
July 4th is a Tuesday. There will be no pick up. Tuesday pick ups will extend further into October.
August 1st - Payment Due. Final account balance
October 19 - Last Thursday pick up of the regular season
October 24th - Last Tuesday pick up of the regular season.
November 2nd- First November Share Pickup. One day only - all members pick up on Thursday. Depots close at 6:30.
November 9 - 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 16 - Second November Share Pickup. One day only - all members pick up on Thursday. Depots close at 6:30.
December 5 - December Share Pickup. Marblehead + Salem (typically at St. Andrew's Church on the MHD/SAL town lines) 4:00 - 7:00. Melrose (At the Knoll) 5:00 - 7:00.
Checks are our preferred payment method, as they do not incur additional processing fees.
Click here for information regarding payment options, including the mailing address for sending payment by check.
To make an online payment with Dwolla or Paypal, please log in to your Small Farm Central account.