Since 2007, we’ve been offering healthy alternatives for local shoppers who care about where their food comes from. We are a hub for fresh, local, organic, and GMO-free products that help to create a sustainable food supply for our community. Many of our vendors live right here in Thurston County, and you may run into them when you visit the store.
Whether you’ve been a co-op member since birth or are brand new to the concept, our staff can help. All of us are knowledgeable about the products we carry and we’re happy to share that knowledge. You don’t need to be a member to shop here, but you won’t want to miss out on the many benefits of becoming a member. We offer the following services to our community:
- We accept food stamps
- We honor other co-op’s memberships.
- We offer servicemen and women who present military ID or are in uniform member prices and other buying privileges.
Get Involved. Volunteers, also known as Working Members, are the backbone of our organization. They contribute time and energy to everything from cashiering and stocking items to creating signs and helping with special events. Want to get involved?
- To be a central location for our community reflecting values of a healthy lifestyle.
- To serve our community by investing in our local food producers and businesses.
- To be able to promote the values of organic, healthy foods.
- To be a place of education for our community with regard to these principles.
Our mission is to continually grow our organization by educating ourselves and practicing the fundamental principles of cooperation, membership service and community service on an ongoing basis.
We are a community-owned grocery store that serves the community’s needs, not the needs of big corporations. We source our products as close to home as possible. By sourcing locally and selling sustainable and natural products, The Yelm Food Coop keeps our community’s money in the local economy, which promotes local independence.
- Christina Hoelzer – Cashier / Shiftlead
- Dale Sharp – Cashier
- Debera Ricalde – Cashier
- Emily Ranken – Store Manager
- Florence Vincent – Buyer / Merchandiser
- Glenadine O’Harra – Cashier
- Jutta Dewell – Store Manager
- Margaret Gilbride – Cashier / Wine Department Manager
- Meshelle Almandinger – Floormanager
- Monica Fox – Cashier
- Ute Christine Jarlik – Floormanager
- Yoko Fujiwara – Cashier
How are we doing financially?
Daily totals from the pont of sale system
Expenses updated the third week of the next month.