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.

 

 2017 Late Season Special Order Pickup Dates

This guide outlines when items ordered for November or December pickup will be available at the depot.

Special and bulk orders will be delivered on one of the following five dates. You don't need to be enrolled in any of these shares to particpate in a special or bulk order, though you do need to be an active member.

Please make sure you know when your items will be coming. If you have questions, feel free to email us. We're happy to help!

November 2 - First November Share pickup
 
November 9 - Bulk Order Pickup
 
November 16 - Second November Share Pickup
 
December 5 - December Share Pickup
 
December 16 - Shop and Sip

 

WHAT'S COMING WHEN:

 

November 2nd - Regular Depot Locations - Depots close at 6:30

  • Mushrooms and Eggs (If you ordered them for this date.)

  • Odds & Ends Store Items (Out of stock items will be distributed as soon as they are available.)

  • Grant’s Farm Frozen Chicken 10 lb. + 20 lb. packages

 

Bulk Order - November 9th – Regular Depot Locations - Evening Hours

  • Bulk Fruits, Veg and Mushrooms from the Bulk Order Stores*

  • Large size honey and maple syrup

  • Valicenti Pasta Sauce cases

  • A&J King Bread Orders

  • Mi Tierra Tortillas

*Winter Moon Farm Items will come December 5th

November 16th - Regular Depot Locations - Depots close at 6:30

  • Mushrooms and Eggs (If you ordered them for this date.)

  • Kimball Farm Butter

  • Neighborly Farm Cheese

  • Grains

  • Grant’s Farm Frozen Chicken 10 lb. + 20 lb. packages

  • Odds & Ends Store Items (Out of stock items will be distributed as soon as they are available.)  

December 5th - Melrose Regular Depot, Marblehead/Salem St. Andrew's Church

*The December Share Extras Store is not yet open. We'll let you know as soon as you can log in a place an order. 

  • Jasper Hill & Westfield Goat Cheese

  • Items ordered from December Extras Store (Holiday Wreaths, Lakeside Jam, Cheshire Garden Preserves, Body Care, Beverly Bees Candles, Herbal Tea, Lavender + Catnip Sachets)

  • Pickled Things (Maitland, Real Pickles)

  • Eggs (If ordered for this date)

  • Baer’s Best Beans

  • Freeman Farm Pork and Beef

  • Taza Chocolate

  • Odds & Ends Store Items

December 16 – Marblehead Office @ 4 Beringer Way

  • Eggs (If ordered for this date.)

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    Odds & Ends Store Items

  • Odd & Ends -  Open for shopping, cash or check and carry.

  • Gift Basket Distribution











 

 

 2017 Season Dates

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 open at the regular time and 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 open at the regular time and 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.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer

Links for Depot Volunteer Sign Up:

Marblehead * SalemMelrose

Other Ways To Volunteer

 

Make A Payment

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.