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

Doodle Buns Bakery

Naturally Gluten Free Cupcakes and scones from Doodle Buns Bakery in Yelm.

January Specials

A few of this months specials. Check them out and save some money.

Resveratrol

Florence has done some of these trainings but she isn't in the store all the time, so can't answer questions. Check out this short video. Check out this video to hear Terry Lemerond discuss Clinical OPC, made with unique French Grape Seed extract VX1 that contains...

Bread Peddler

The wonderful Bread Peddlar in Olympia tells their Instagram followers that they provide their delicious sandwiches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week at the Yelm Food Co-op

Doodle Buns Bakery

Local Yelm baker Doodle Buns Bakery has Mixed Berry Scones and her naturally Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes for us.

Fresh Aloe

Local, organic lovingly grown Aloe.

Elderberry

Rainbow Light Elderberry Gummies has our strongest elderberry strength and includes Vitamin C, D and Zinc. It’s a great price too. Just two Rainbow Light Counter Attack Elderberry Gummies a day support your immune system without artificial preservatives, flavors or...

Primal Kitchen

Holy moley, we made garlic aioli. Meet Primal Kitchen® Garlic Aioli Mayo, the perfect condiment companion to your artichokes, chicken sandwiches, and salad wraps. Made with avocado oil and organic cage-free eggs, our beloved mayo gets an upgrade with zesty lemon and...

Fever Tree

These new drinks from Fever Tree look delicious. Elderflower Tonic Water and Sparkling Pink Grapefruit. Check them out.

Pad Thai Simmer Sauce

Pad Thai Simmer Sauce: At Simply Organic, we are driven by the goodness of organics. From the field to your kitchen, we are committed to ensuring that our organic spices and seasonings are grown and processed in an ethical and sustainable manner. We develop direct,...

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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