Vote Now – Ballots are in the Store!

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Valued Yelm Food Coop Members!

If you missed the Annual Member Meeting on Saturday, Sept 23rd, you can still vote for the 2 Directors standing for election this year: Debbie Lusk and Judy Scott. You must be either an original YFC member or be a current new YFC member.

We are required by State law to have a board of directors and by our bylaws to have a minimum of 5. Voting this year will ensure that we meet our requirements – no Board, no Co-op!

These people have a variety of responsibilities among others are ensuring that everything the co-op management does is legal, adheres to the mission statement and is financially sound.

These directors are elected by the members – that be YOU! – on an annual basis depending on their term lengths. This year, for example, only 2 of the 5 Directors are up for election. But, we need them to be legally elected so that we have the 5 minimum required by our bylaws.

The new director team after the voting complete will be:

Carl Zambuto
Diane D’Acuti
Debbie Lusk
Judy Scott
Jeevan Anandasakaran

Ballots are available at the Yelm Food Co-op until October 21st or until we reach a quorum. Ask a cashier to help you.


Your Voice and Your Vote Matters !

~The Directors of the
Yelm Food Cooperative~

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Annual General Meeting Sept 23rd, 2017

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It’s that time again for the members of the Yelm Food Cooperative to get together at the Annual General Meeting and review how our store has been doing and where it’s going in the future.

You’ll get updates on the store’s finances, membership and future plans like food service expansion.

You’ll have a chance to talk to your General Manager and your Board of Directors one-on-one and get questions you may have answered straight from the horses’ mouth 🙂

Also, if you are a paid up member*, you’ll be eligible to vote for the Directors who are standing for election:

Debbie Lusk – the Board Treasurer

Judy Scott – the newest member of the Board appointed this year

Afterwards, as always, you’ll get to sample a great selection of goodies from the Co-op put together by Florence Vincent and her team.

This is a chance to make your voice heard – it’s your Co-op!

              Saturday, September 23rd
              2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
              Yelm Community Center, 2nd St & Mosman Ave (at the Yelm City Park)

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Directors of the Yelm Food Cooperative

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Yelm Farmers Market Manager Job Opening

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A truly exciting , powerful job is opening in Yelm, WA!

Unfortunately, we are losing our present Manager of the Yelm Farmers Market who has done a wonderful job building the market even further.

However, personal reasons take Suzanne away and we are looking for a replacement for the 2017 season.

The Yelm Farmers Market is entering its 6th season and each year has simply gotten better. We are a unique farmers market because we are located on a farm! And a certified organic farm at that.

Exciting things are in store for the person who qualifies to take this on in 2017. One of those things is the continuation of the Power of Produce program which is designed to get kids aged 5-12 introduced to the wonders of growing your own food. This award winning program has attracted over 1000 local children in the last 2 years and it is growing.

Some grant funds have already been approved so the new manager will have some money in the bank to start.

If you think you are the right person for this very challenging and very exciting position, the Application form, Job description and scope of work are at the following links:


2017 YFM Manager Job Description

2017 YFM Mgr Scope of Work

If you’re interested, please read all the documents and then submit the application to

The Board of Directors

Yelm Cooperative / Bounty for Families

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