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

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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