Welcome

September 18th, 2014 Comments off
Our sail co-op is worker-owned!

Working in harmony

with Nature’s gifts of wind and tide,
transporting our local goods


Thank you


As we head into the fall, we’re happy to announce that:

  • We’re sailing a provisioning trip to Whidbey Island in October
  • Trialing a quick product run to Bainbridge Island
  • Experimenting with “packet ship” revival, with collaboration from Ballard Sip & Ship. Check out our in-store flyer at their espresso bar on how you can mail your package on one of our scheduled runs!
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  • Continuing with the organic veggie CSA, and sailing goods over to Port Ludlow/Port Townsend area, and sailing back Finnriver cider

We’re also actively recruiting for Board members who want to gracefully transition our communities away from dangerous fossil fuel use and continue building Seattle’s first worker-owned sail transport cooperative in our post-carbon world.

How to join us

Sailors and other kindred souls

Interested in what skills we look for in the probationary period and the membership process? Please email the Board (board (at) salishseatrading.coop) and we’ll send back the simple application for your consideration. Thanks!

Local business or fellow cooperative

We welcome your inquiries about how we can add to your local business sustainability strategy as fossil fuels increase in price and decrease in acceptance. Our shipping rates are reasonable. Email partners (at) salishseatrading.coop and let’s get your local goods sailing over the Blue Highway.

Placing a CSA order with us

We encourage you to read Dharma Ridge’s philosophy, so you can see the care they take in growing all-organic vegetables that result in a box of pure goodness for you and your family.
Box price is still just $30. Cash or check only.

  1. Choose a Sunday delivery and three days before the sailboat leaves, send us an email to orders (at) salishseatrading.coop
    Example: you’d like the 8/24 Sunday delivery. The sailboat leaves on 8/22. You send your email on 8/19.
  2. Receive an acknowledgment email back and if you’re a new customer, our reminder for a $5 box deposit.
  3. Swing by our storefront partner, Toast Ballard, on the delivery Sunday, between 10 AM – 12 PM. Chat with the crew and hear how the sail went.
  4. Head home with your box for unpacking and enjoyment!
  5. Repeat as needed—join your neighbors in building community resiliency.

2014 Sail Transport Schedule

Blue Highway: Ballard-Port Ludlow
6/27- 6/29
7/11-7/13
7/25-7/27
8/8-8/10 (cancelled-no peer-shared boat available)
8/22-8/24
9/5-9/7
9/19-9/21 (via S/V Zipcar)
10/3-10/5
10/17-10/19
11/23 (special trip for our Thanksgiving tables)

Test Sails

Blue Highway: Ballard-Whidbey Island

Local goods wanted for mid-October sail.

Blue Highway: Ballard-Bainbridge

Local goods wanted for end-of-October sail. (We sense a theme developing. :-) )

Upcoming meetings

End of season debriefing and mandatory voting quorum

Sunday, November 23rd, 2 – 4 pm, Ballard Library

Please join us as we share lessons learned and ideas for improvement. Light and locally sourced brunch served, including vegan options and beverages. If you’ve been considering membership, this is an ideal time to meet other skippers and supporters, ask questions, and review the membership application.

Early Fall meeting (not a quorum meeting)

Focus: Seattle/Whidbey Island route development
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, 6:00 – 7 pm, Ballard Coffee Works (2060 Market Street NW)

On hold for now, the new, small node open-source Food Hub we’re developing with help from the Australian Open Food Hub Foundation. Please email tech (at) salishseatrading.coop to reach our IT Director.

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Our Facebook page, updated weekly, is the easiest way to get updates on your neighborhood sailors. We’ve set it to “public” so you don’t need a Facebook account–any ol’ browser should do. Thanks for visiting and your interest in small-scale community sail transport!

We support Initiative 522!

Aargh, ye scalliwags! Don’t be goin’ about messing with our CSA vegetables or other food!

Contact Us

“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters…”
Psalms, 107:23-30, KJV

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