For the People By the People

A food cooperative or food co-op is a business model that is owned and operated by the people who use its products and services. Such an organization can meet specific needs and objectives of its members and can adapt to member’s changing needs. Thus making food co-op very versatile and can offer most any product or service to it’s diverse members.

Why Co-Op

Cooperatives come in many shapes, sizes, locations, and in every way are flexible. The roots of such an organization come from the Industrial Revolution, where was born a need for collective cooperation for the wellbeing of all. And in 1995 in accordance with the International Co-operative Alliance adopted a 7 principle code to reflect core principles and values.

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training, and information
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for Community

When you become a member of your local food co-op, you become part of a large diverse community. Whose principles and values of how our food should be produced and distributed have a large impact on you, your family, and your community. But it does not just stop there as are hundreds of Food Co-ops in the USA and much more worldwide.

As a member, you will begin to notice these words-

Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Humanely Treated, Chemical Free, Locally Grown.

And at the Yelm Food Co-op, we pride ourselves on vetting products for you that meet the highest standards of the Organic Industry. We want the best for our local community and our neighbors. Please feel welcome to join our unique nation!

Supporting Our Local Producers

Power outage in Yelm

We’ve had a power outage in Yelm which, as far as we know, has affected us, the traffic lights plus others between those two points. Please call the Coop of you are planning on shopping today Sunday in case the store is still closed. Call to check 360-400-2210

Creminelli sliced smoked meats

Wow, these are all delicious. Creminelli Sopressa, Trio Tray of Finocchiona, Prosciutto & Varsi, Prosciutto and not shown Pepperoni. It’s a great brand.

Echo Falls Coho Salmon

Always on the search for more ways to eat healthy salmon, these smoked salmon from Echo Falls are delicious. Original and Cracked Pepper, give them a try.

Smoked Sliced Wild Alaskan Salmon

This is a premium Smoked Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon that is pre-sliced and ready to eat from Blue Hill Bay.

Garden of Life Raw Vitamin C

This is a member request for Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C. 500mg Whole Food Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids Immune System Support Healthy Heart Healthy Skin and Eyes Live Probiotics and Enzymes Support Healthy Digestion

YumEarth Candy Canes & Candy Cane Pops

Here are the YumEarth Organic Candy Canes and Candy Cane Pops

Applegate Breakfast Sausages

We know members love Applegate’s Breakfast Sausages. Along with the Classic Pork we thought we’d give their Chicken & Maple a try.

Kalona Organic Eggnog

Kalona Super Natural Organic Eggnog from grassfed cows.

Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers

Member request Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers, and they happen to be gluten-free.

Rice Medley from Bibigo

Deliciously soft Rice Medley from Bibigo. A Brown and Jasmine mix.

Please follow the COVID-19 policies in the store. Learn more on our COVID-19 page.