Yelm Food Co-op Logo
Photo from Yelm Food Co-op website
Yelm Co-op opened its doors Saturday, April 28.
Yelm Co-op Vice President stated on opening day,
“We had many new people coming to shop and as a result our membership rolls increased by nearly 10% in the first two days. Members receive a 10% discount off regular retail prices. Regular lifetime memberships are $135.00, seniors and low-income family memberships are $75.
We offer a wide range of natural and organic grocery, dairy, eggs and health and beauty products. We also have frozen and chilled products from organic meats to non-dairy desserts. We will be adding locally grown produce and fruits as they become available.
We are located at 1st Ave S and Mosman in the mini mall adjacent to the City Park. Hours of operation are Tues- Sat from 10am-7pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm.
We still need volunteers to work in the store in every position from cashier to shelve stocker to store manager. All volunteers get an additional 10% off all purchases after having worked at least 10 hours in a month and will have first shot at paid positions when they become available.
Finally, Yelm area residents won’t have to make the long trek to Olympia to meet many of their natural product needs.”
For more information on the store,
contact Tom Dewell at 894-8151
“Our mission is a consumer cooperative that serves our membership and our community by making available reasonably priced, high quality whole foods and other basic goods.
Our buying policies incorporate good nutrition, respect for the environment and support of sustainable local agriculture and production.
We support a workable democracy that fosters opportunities for participation, empowerment and growth in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.
We will act as a socially responsible business operating in a manner that is fair and equitable to its members, and the community.”