Help out in the best place you can

There is lots to do in a small co-op in a small rural town like ours.  This is where our volunteer committee members come in to help the paid management and staff with community support in many areas.  Under the direction of the store managers, committees take on oversight and execution of vital functions like facilities, technologies, marketing, volunteer appreciation and more.

Our Committees

Management Committee

We do things a bit differently at the Yelm Food Coop, instead of one General Manager we have two store managers supported by board appointed members. We look specifically for management experience in several fields including finance, human resources, communications, training, marketing and sales.  

Facilities Committee

This is for the handy folks amongst us to maintain the physical well-being of our store and keep everything maintained, running safely and smoothly.   We are always looking for members with the skills to be a part of this effort.  The more people we can get the easier it is to accomplish this vital function.  All levels of skills are most certainly welcome, from the master plumber to someone who can change the filter on the air-conditioning system on a monthly basis.  Anyone who likes to tinker or just wants to chip in periodically on large or small projects is more than welcome to join the team.

Tech Committee

The Tech Committee is dedicated to improving all aspects of Co-op operations by eliminating drudgery and repetition, reducing chances (and sources) of accidental errors.  With limited resources it’s important to make things as efficient as possible.   We have created tools such as the admin portal to automate the creation of sales cards saving hundreds of hours a year. We have continually upgraded and maintained the computers in use throughout the store.  We welcome all that are interested with the skillsets to make the co-op run efficient and more secure through technology.

Supporting Our Local Producers

Fresh Organic Charentais Melons

Every year we get the chance to bring in Charentais Melons for you. These melons were originally grown in the South of France. They are a rich deep color and as sweet as candy.

Beecher’s Best Selling Smoked Flagship Mac & Cheese serves 2-4

SMOKED FLAGSHIP MAC & CHEESE 1 PAN ; SIZE: 6"X9" ; SERVES 2 - 4 A delicious twist on our “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese, with apple and cherry wood infused Beecher’s Smoked Flagship cheese. Best when bubbly and hot, our Smoked Flagship Mac & Cheese is shipped...

Fresh Ferndale Farmstead Ovoline Mozzarella

We’ve had requests for larger size fresh local Ferndale Farms mozzarella. We’re thrilled to be able to bring to you their Ovoline size, which is much bigger than the Ciligene we had before. It will be easier to slice and use in your recipes.

Tosi SuperBites

Our Story Our goal from the very beginning was to provide nutritious products to support holistic health. When we started in 2012, we found that people were constantly falling off their path to wellness with poor snack choices. We realized that there was a need for...

Biodynamic Baby Foods

A STEP BEYOND ORGANIC = THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS A HEALTHIER PLANET. There is no other way to say this: our current agricultural practices are fundamentally broken. For over a century, we have been manipulating the way we grow and harvest food in an effort to mass...

Zucchini Fried Rice serves 4 and takes 25 minutes

Click below for the recipe. This single skillet dinner is a weeknight-friendly meal the whole family can get behind, not to mention—it’s a genius way to put a bulk of summer zucchini to good use. The grated zucchini helps to lighten and brighten this take-out...

Herbs Etc, Chloroxygen

ChlorOxygen Chlorophyll Concentrate: Boost Your Energy Levels*  Increased oxygenation is the body’s key to producing more energy.* ChlorOxygen satisfies your body’s hunger for oxygen in two ways.* First, as red blood cells travel through your lungs, it activates these...

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Coffee Maker Descaler

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Coffee Maker Descaler. Bar Keepers Friend cleaning products tackle rust, mineral deposits, baked-on food, and other stains with gentle, bleach-free formulations. Bar Keepers has been cleaning for 138 years.

Vietnamese Pho

Halo Pho Broth, Lotus Rice Noodles,
Recipe

Puffs & Chips

KA-POP Super Grains Dairy Free Cheddar Puffs, Rhythm Organic Kale Chips, Outstanding TakeOut Meal in a Bag White Chedda, Chill Ranch, all the nutrients of a balanced meal in a bag

New COVID-19 Requirements in effect!
Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.8, Stay Safe-Stay Healthy, these requirements are effective November 16, 2020
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