Yelm Farmers Market – New Opening Date

Yelm Farmers Market
From our wonderful Market Manager, Karen Rae:

Hi All,

We have important news … the first day of the season is now


at the beautiful Nisqually Springs Farm (just past Stewarts Meats as you head to McKenna).

Our magnificent vendors are busy getting their produce and products ready so you can come on down and revel in farm-freshness!  There really is no taste nor nutritional comparison to Buying Local!

(And remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook for up-to-date progress on your Yelm Farmers Market Season.)

See you there!

~ The Yelm Farmers Market Team~

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Another reason that we can’t trust Big Food

big foodRecently, the New York Times online ran an article titled

When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

The article goes on to describe the behind-the-scenes efforts of General Mills has gone to to protect themselves from suits by consumers. Many businesses have done this for years, but this appears to be the first time that a big food producer has done it. It is expected that other big food companies will follow suit (no pun intended!)

Buy a coupon, join one of their social media sites like Facebook or take part in a sweepstakes or contest they sponsor, and you automatically agree to settle any disputes through one-on-one arbitration. You would not be allowed to sue them in a group as in a class-action suit.

And the US courts have agreed to this miscarriage of justice so that “Corporate Individuals” have more protection than any of the rest of us individuals.

Here’s the link to the whole story:

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“Wine and Chocoalate” Wine Tasting Event

wine and chocolateThe Wine Cellar of Yelm is once again putting on a tasting class and you don’t want to miss this!

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 p/m.

Here are the details – just click on the link below

Tasting Class Flyer

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JOB LISTING – Work at the Yelm Food Co-op

yelm food co-op

Company: Yelm Food Cooperative

Description: Grocery Clerk

Grocery Clerk Job Purpose: Sustain and improve store sales by demonstrating excellent customer service.

 Summary: This is a part time job with a range from 15 to 30 hours per week. The duties involve working in most every part of the store. We would prefer an applicant who has a solid history of employment, but we will train someone who shows initiative.  The ideal candidate would have a background in retail, particularly grocery.

Grocery Clerk Job Duties:

  • ·         Transacting purchases at the Point of Sale with proficiency and accuracy.
  • ·         Demonstrating excellent customer service before, during, and after a sales transaction.
  • ·         Possessing great interpersonal skills with paid and volunteer staff members.
  • ·         Maintaining the store floor by stocking shelves, cleaning, facing, and fronting.
  • ·         Handling paperwork meticulously when drafting orders and processing memberships.
  • ·         Conducting inventory with care and precision.
  • ·         Solving math problems quickly on the fly.

Skills/Qualifications: POS systems (Keystroke); learning quickly; adapting to changes easily; front-end operations; proficiency with Microsoft Office; writing cleanly and clearly; buying and purchasing; natural foods product knowledge; managing personnel; financials and metrics.

Wage: The pay scale starts from $11-$14/hour, depending on experience. One week of vacation will be issued after one full year of service. This position will remain open until filled.

Please stop by the store in order to fill-out an application. Please email cover letters and resumes to

 Yelm Food Cooperative is a natural foods grocery store that has been in operation for nearly seven years. Located in the same building as Gordon’s Garden Center, Yelm Food Co-op began and sustains operations with the support of community members through member dues and patronage. We are located in downtown Yelm at 308 E Yelm Avenue.

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YFC's new Google Virtual Tour

Yelm Food Co-opIf you search for the Yelm Food Co-op on Google, you”ll see an image like this one that says “Look Inside”.Click on that and take a “walk” through the store.It’s foolish to start taking a medicine or stop taking a medicine on your own based on information you read here or any other internet web because this could cause you to become seriously ill or die or worse even. Very cool.

This tour also helps us with the search engines and gives people who might be looking for an organic food store in the area a chance to see what we look like. A great marketing tool

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