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

Local Cat & Fiddle Hand Pies, Bialys and Cakes

Local Cat & Fiddle Hand Pies, Bialys and cakes

Protein

Quercetin with Vitamin C

Quercetin with Vitamin C Extra Strength features even more immune-supporting quercetin compared to our original formula.* Extra Strong Dual-Action Immune Support* Quercetin and vitamin C are two of the most important immune-supporting nutrients in the world. With this...

Nuts for Cheese Organic Cream Cheese Style Spread.

Nuts for Cheese Original Organic & Dairy Free Fermented Cashew Cream Cheese Style Spread

Cadia Organic Tomato Ketchup

Cadia Organic Tomato Ketchup. As usual Cadia prices are the very best.

Barnacle Kelp Chili Crisp.

Barnacle Kelp Chili Crisp. A jar of Barnacle Foods' Kelp Chili Crisp is delicious. Put chili oil in soups and over egg-y breakfast sandwiches, etc., and the flavor dances on the tastebuds. Totally recommend, if you like a delicious kick of spicy flavor! Plus, kelp is...

Terry Naturally Omega Skin Care for Dogs

Terry Naturally Omega Skincare for dogs. Omega 3, 6, 9 for sensitive skins. When you’re a pet parent, you need sound support for your dog’s sensitive skin. Specifically formulated for dogs, Omega Skincare supports canine skin health with essential fatty acids from...

Renew Juice Company Purely Organic Prune Juice

Renew Juice Company Purely Organic Prune Juice

Trumpet Royale Mushrooms

New: Trumpet Royale Mushrooms We have a new Mushroom in our produce chiller: the Trumpet Royale, which is related to the Oyster mushrooms. They have a wonderful savory flavor anda firm, meaty texture. Chefs in some of the country's finest restaurants have remarked on...