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

Somos Mexican Food from Mexico

¡HOLA! We're SOMOS. We make real Mexican food with authentic recipes and ingredients - just like our moms made it. Authentic Mexican Food Made in Mexico and happens to be plant based. We’re a group of three friends who grew up in Mexico eating chilaquiles, cooking...

Jennies & Santa Cruz

Jennies Double Chocolate Coconut Bites, Very Vanilla Bites and Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Light Roasted Peanut Butter.

Tru Earth Eco Laundry Strips, Unscented & Fresh Linen

TRU EARTH: Finally, an eco-friendly laundry detergent, that’s as sensitive on your skin, as it is to the environment in a revolutionary new strip form. Unscented and Fresh Linen. Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power...

Outstanding, Vista Hermosa & Barnana Chips

Outstanding Cheese Balls Chedda and Garlic Parmesan. Vista Hermosa Spicy Totopos and Barnana Organic Salt & Pepper Plantain Chips

Vive Organic Boosters

Who has time to eat or juice all the superfoods you need? Get all your immune boosting goodness in under five seconds. Forget powders. Fresher, faster and more fun than daily vitamins. WHAT IS PROACTIVE IMMUNITY? It’s a wellness-centered lifestyle. Take small steps...

Forager Kids Cashewmilk Yogurts

We love everything about Forager, so we wanted to bring some in for the children.

Wild Planet Tuna Salads

These Ready to Eat Tuna Salads are 100% pole & line or troll caught methods that only catch smaller migratory tuna lower in mercury. Nets are never used to catch our tuna.

Rustic Bakery

Members like Rustic Bakery Shortbread Cookies so much, we thought we’d complete the range. The Vanilla Shortbreads are new and they are just as good as the Meyer Lemon, Pecan and Chocolate. Don’t forget their Cheese Coins which are slightly spicy cheesy shortbreads.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble

We didn’t do this new product justice. Florence just tried it and it’s delicious. It goes with pretty much anything. See some ideas below  

Alexandre Family Farms

Alexandre Family Farms: Happy #MooMonday from the farm! We love when a herd is grazing right next to our house like in this photo - it is the perfect opportunity to sit and admire the beauty of their colors and patterns. Our crossbreed herd is a purposeful blend of...

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