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

Alexandre larger size Organic A2/A2 Milk & Chocolate Milk

Members who really appreciate the combination of Alexandre’s Organic and A2/A2 milk and cream have been asking for larger size bottles, so here is their 28oz Chocolate Milk and their 48oz 6% Milk. Coming Soon: their delicious Eggnog and watch out for their new Organic...

TruEarth Organic New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls

Members love our Tru Earth Eco Laundry Strips so we thought we’d bring in their Wool Dryer Balls. *Set of 4 Original Tru Earth 100% Premium Organic New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls (no fillers) *Softens Laundry Naturally - Made with 100% sheep wool. No Chemicals or...

Aleia’s Gluten-Free delicious Almond Horns and Gluten-Free Savory Stuffing.

Aleia’s Gluten-Free delicious Almond Horns and perfect for the holidays Savory Stuffing.

October Special: Mina Moroccan Tangine Sauces

On Member Special this Month. A taste of Morocco, Mina Tangine Sauces for Chicken or Lamb, Preserved Lemons and Harissa. Time to wake up your winter palate.

Collagen Day Cream, Collagen Night Creme, Flaxseed Oil & Organic Neem Oil

Here are some more member requests. One for Collagen Skin Care, so we have a Collagen Day Cream from Insta Natural and Collagen Night Creme from Reviva Labs. Another for Flaxseed Oil Cold-Pressed capsules from Zhou and Organic Neem oil choices from Neem Aura and Uncle...

Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Cups; Tate’s Coconut Crisp Cookies; Angies Boom Chicka Pop Chocolate Drizzled Kettle Corn.

Here are some tasty new choices. Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Citrus Cups; Tate’s Coconut Crisp Cookies, uniquely crisp, deeply delicious; Angies Boom Chicka Pop Dark Chocolate Flavored Drizzed Sea Salt Kettle Corn.

Dr. Goodpet Flea Relief, Ear Relief and Eye-C.

New at the co-op Dr. Goodpet Flea Relief, Ear Relief and Eye-C. For more than 30 years, pet owners have been using Dr. Goodpet to heal their dogs and cats with all-natural, homeopathic formulas that are made right here in the USA.

Chico 3-Layer Face Masks

New color choices for these 3-Layer Chico Face Masks. They are very comfortable while giving extra protection.

Lily’s Delicious Holiday Sugar-Free & Less Sugar Chocolates.

Since its inception, Lily’s Sweets has been committed to supporting causes we love and believe in. We pledge a percentage of our earnings to non-profit organizations that support the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Jade Leaf Organic Matcha Latte Mix, Culinary Matcha and Ceremonial Matcha

Organic Cafe Style Matcha Latte Mix - Original Create delicious matcha lattes at home! Lightly sweetened cafe style blend Just add your favorite milk (almond, oat, soy, coconut, dairy - all work great) Mixes easily in hot or iced preparations 100% USDA Organic, All...

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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