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

Our New Microwave Oven

Here are some of our Yelm Food Co-op yummy snacks from San Francisco Street Bakery and The Bread Peddlar that can be heated up in our new Microwave Oven. We bought it for our members who often ask for a way to heat up the food they purchase. We will have more wraps...

Caulipower Pappardelle

We have some great Caulipower products in the store, so we thought we’d try some of their new pasta. Rather than bring in a fettuccine, we thought we’d try their Pappardelle as it’s a bit more unusual. Made with cauliflower in Italy, it’s high in fiber and you will...

Jovial Organic Gluten Free Spaghetti

We love that Jovial’s Gluten Free Spaghetti is Organic, Award Winning for taste and texture, Artisan Crafted in Italy, and pressed with Bronze Dies.

Pasta Prima Organic Butternut Squash Ravioli

We found this Pasta Prima Organic Butternut Squash Ravioli. Let us know if you like it. You’ll find it in the chiller next to the Cucina Fresca Mushroom Ravioli and the Spinach Ricotta Ravioli.

C60 Star in Black Seed Oil

C60 Star now comes in Black Seed Oil. It joins their Avocado, Olive and Sunflower Oils.

A German Valentines

It’s going to be a German Valentines! Marzipan Gift Boxes and several choices of Cherries in Kirsch and Brandy liquor.

Manner Hazelnut Wafers

The Dominoes, Pfeffernüsse and  Gingerbreads all sold out so we brought in more plus the new Manner Hazelnut Wafers

Our German selection gets bigger.

Our German selection is getting bigger. Here are some much loved savory items. Semmel Knodel Wheat Dumplings, Spaetzle Egg Noodles, Meica Pork Frankfurters and Wieners, Seitenbacher Vegetable Broth, Landsberg White Asparagus and Surig Concentrated Vinegar.

Reed’s Sweet Wines from Tacoma

REED’S Sweet Wines are made in Tacoma with fruit from their orchards.

White Wines from PIETRAMALA and KRASNO

**PIETRAMALA comes from the hills of Torgiano in the heart of Umbria, Italy. The straw yellow color, the pleasant and persistent olfactory re- turns, the herbaceous notes and slightly citrus in the taste, make Pietramala a faithful witness of the atmosphere and nature...

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