What is the Buy Club?

Yelm Food Co-op’s Buy Club is a way for member-owners to purchase many products we carry in the store in bulk quantities for great discounts of up to 25% off member prices!

Buy Club Online FormBuy Club Printable Form

Definition of Bulk

The following product quantities are considered “bulk buys” with all lesser quantities considered single items and subject to retail prices:

  • bags of 20 pounds or more
  • buckets of 5 gallons or more
  • cases, 1 case minimum
  • herbs and spices, 1 pound minimum
  • items not offered in cases, minimum quantity of 6

Buy Club Guidelines

  • All Buy Club or Special Order pricing is for Yelm Food Co-op member-owners only.  At this time, we do not have the space or resources to facilitate orders from non co-op members.  (In most cases, it is cost effective to become a member.)  To do so, please click on the following link for an explanation of the benefits of becoming a member.)
  • Special Order items are those not available through either Azure Standard or United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI).
  • Prices are subject to change.  Our standard markup for all Buy Club purchase is 20% over cost.  Prices do change from the manufacturer and we may not know that until the products arrive!
  • Taxable items, including all non-food items, carbonated drinks and supplements, are taxed at 9.2%.
  • Due to very limited storage space in the store space, all Buy Club purchases need to be picked up on arrival day.  The Washington State Health Department will not allow us to leave any food items on the floor overnight.  Please help us by not placing orders that you can not pick up the same day they arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    United Natural Foods

    (delivers to the Yelm Food Co-op every Tuesday and Friday)

    NO PRODUCE ORDERING THROUGH UNITED!

    Azure Standard
    (delivers to the Yelm Food Co-op every other Thursday)

    Azure has a hard copy catalog that we have available in the store for purchase and to look at in the store. Also, check out the website to see what is available to order but prices are not shown on-line.

    Go to www.azurestandard.com

    • Use the search function to look up products
    • Write down the quantity, size, product code, and item description on the Buy Club form

    Organically Grown Company
    (delivers to the Yelm Food Co-op every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning)

    OGC is our source for certified organic produce. Pricing is extremely competitive for bulk organic produce and it is great for large families, canning, etc.

    • To order products in bulk please speak with a YFC staff person. Prices change weekly.

    Hummingbird
    (delivers to the Yelm Food Co-op once or twice a month)

    Hummingbird carries wonderful specialty products that are available in bulk. Items like organic raw coconut oil, grains, and herbs. They are a wholesale distributor only.

    • To order items through Hummingbird please speak with a staff member.

    Mountain Rose Herbs
    (delivers to the Yelm Food Co-op monthly)

    MRH provides organic herbs, teas, spices, and superfoods such as dulse, chia seeds, kelp, and chlorella available in bulk quantities of 1 pound and up. As a Co-op, we receive favorable pricing which makes buying these items in bulk extremely cost-effective. You can check out the products online to get an idea of the price but they are Mountain Rose Herb’s retail prices. MRH ships via UPS and shipping costs for Buy Club orders incur a nominal shipping charge.

    • Go to mountainroseherbs.com
    • Select the Products tab to view the extensive selection
    • Write down the quantity, size, and item description on the Buy Club form

    Please see a YFC Associate for questions about other items available in bulk or assistance with ordering

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