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

Pine Nuts & Pesto Recipe

These Organic Pine nuts from Woodstock come in a resealable pouch. Refrigerate after opening. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/13937/pesto/    

Organic Valley Egg Bites

Organic Valley Egg Bites are the only organic egg bites on the market, and they are delicious and also happen to be on special this month. A perfect time to give them a try. Uncured Ham & Swiss; Perfectly cooked, fluffy and tender bites of eggs mixed with uncured...

Almond flour Fettuccine

All the dente. None of the grains. “Worth every penny”. Our almond flour fettuccine isn’t like traditional pasta. The texture is silkier. The taste is butterier. Which doesn’t sound like a word but is. It cooks in 90 seconds or less. It speaks your name when you twirl...

Cypress Grove Fresh Goat Cream Cheese

Cypress Grove ‘Straight Up’ is fresh goat cheese, plain and simple. It’s just like cream cheese. Our Straight Up fresh goat cheese is soft and pillowy with a subtle tang and lightly salted finish. Starting with perfectly cultured milk, our fresh goat cheese cups...

Ferndale Farmstead Mozzarella

Unlike most, this is real tasty Mozzarella. Within the heart of the Pacific Northwest, in Washington state, three generations of the Wavrin family are proud to present artisan cheese crafted in the Italian tradition. This happens on our farm in Ferndale. We use only...

Goat Milk Ghee

Goat Milk Ghee Ghee is clarified butter from pastured, grass-fed goats. Contains the essential fatty acid known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). Mt. Capra grass-fed goat milk ghee is high in MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). Use it to boost the beneficial fatty...

Carob Powder & Chocolate Syrup

Customer request. Missy J’s Organic Carob Powder from Sweet Aussie. NuNaturals Pourable Chocolate Syrup with Stevia.

Alaffia, Soothing Touch

Soothing Touch Lip Balms. Vanilla Chia and Coconut Lime. Alaffia Neem Turmeric Charcoal Deodorant

La Colombe Coffee

Triple Shot, Mocha and Oatmilk: The full taste and texture of a true cold latte, complete with a frothy layer of silky foam - now with more coffee! Triple Draft Latte is made with whole, real ingredients like nutrient-rich milk and 3 shots of cold-pressed espresso....

Proud Source Sparkling Water

An addition to our Proud Source range of Still Water, here is their Sparkling Water line. Like their Still Water, it’s fresh tasting and in lightweight reusable bottles.

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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