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

3 Ingredient Paleo Naan (Indian Bread) Recipe

https://www.yummly.com/recipe/3-Ingredient-Paleo-Naan-_Indian-bread_-2121640#directions Ingredients US|METRIC 4 SERVINGS 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour (or Arrowroot flour) 1 cup organic coconut milk (canned and full fat) salt ghee (Grassfed Organic,...

Theo & Chocolove

With Valentines coming, it’s time to share the love. Our wonderful chocolate brands, Chocolove and Theo have loving choices for us. And they’re on Member Special this month, so get them early.

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Lake Champlain is our newest Organic brand of Valentine chocolates. They are delicious.

Valentine Gifts

Wonderful Special Valentine’s gift includes vase, teddy bear, rose shaped soap and heart shaped ring.

Perky Jerky Chicken Breast Crisps

Perky Jerky Chicken Breast Crisps: The Open Sesame is pretty spicy, while The Works is like bagel flavoring. THIN AND CRISPY: These delightful crisps are thin and of course crispy, but don't let that fool you. Packed with flavor, they will satisfy any craving PALEO...

Tortellini

Three Cheese Tortellini: Our authentic Italian recipe begins with delicate egg pasta made from only the finest quality durum wheat semolina. We carefully fold our pasta around a savor, nutty blend of fine Italian cheeses, then pinch them into small rings to form one...

Soaps & Shampoo Soaps

Everyone loved the products from Fox Island so we decided to bring in some of their soaps and hair shampoo bars.

Doodle Buns Bakery

Naturally Gluten Free Cupcakes and scones from Doodle Buns Bakery in Yelm.

January Specials

A few of this months specials. Check them out and save some money.

Resveratrol

Florence has done some of these trainings but she isn't in the store all the time, so can't answer questions. Check out this short video. Check out this video to hear Terry Lemerond discuss Clinical OPC, made with unique French Grape Seed extract VX1 that contains...

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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