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

Zucchini Fried Rice serves 4 and takes 25 minutes

Click below for the recipe. This single skillet dinner is a weeknight-friendly meal the whole family can get behind, not to mention—it’s a genius way to put a bulk of summer zucchini to good use. The grated zucchini helps to lighten and brighten this take-out...

Herbs Etc, Chloroxygen

ChlorOxygen Chlorophyll Concentrate: Boost Your Energy Levels*  Increased oxygenation is the body’s key to producing more energy.* ChlorOxygen satisfies your body’s hunger for oxygen in two ways.* First, as red blood cells travel through your lungs, it activates these...

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Coffee Maker Descaler

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Coffee Maker Descaler. Bar Keepers Friend cleaning products tackle rust, mineral deposits, baked-on food, and other stains with gentle, bleach-free formulations. Bar Keepers has been cleaning for 138 years.

Vietnamese Pho

Halo Pho Broth, Lotus Rice Noodles,
Recipe

Puffs & Chips

KA-POP Super Grains Dairy Free Cheddar Puffs, Rhythm Organic Kale Chips, Outstanding TakeOut Meal in a Bag White Chedda, Chill Ranch, all the nutrients of a balanced meal in a bag

Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water and Sparking Pink Grapefruit

Check out these wonderful new flavors from Fever-Tree, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Elderflower Tonic Water join their regular Aromatic Tonic Water. They’re Non-GMO Project Verified

Beat the Bugs to the Scratch or Stop the Sting

Beat the Bugs to the Scratch or Stop the Sting Save yourself from the irritation itch of a bug sting with some preventative measures: · Our Big Dipper Citronella candles will help free up your campsite or porch from mosquitos with a refreshing scent. · Prevent the...

Enjoy a delicious “Campfire” treat.

Enjoy a delicious "Campfire" treat. Grab a box of Pamela's Honey Grahams and combine a toasty Dandies Marshmallow with a piece of the Endangered Species Chocolate: Otter Bar from Endangered Species Chocolate for a classic S'more recipe or for the more bold and...

Mina Moroccan Sauces & Condiments and Chicken Tangine Recipe

Moroccan cooking has its very own special and delicious flavors. We offer information on Mina’s Sauces and Condiments and a recipe for Chicken Tangine. 1950’s Mina grew up on the wave-crashing shores of Casablanca, where a morning stroll between the white walls of the...

Waiākea Water from Hawaii and Chuck Norris’s C Force Water from Texas

A Proud Product of HILO, HI Completely isolated from the rest of the world, Waiākea offers purity in its ultimate form. Located just outside the quiet town of Hilo and surrounded by rich, bio-diverse forest preserves, a deep well source sits at the eastern base of...

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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