Holiday Grapevine is out!

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The latest issue of the Yelm Cooperatives Grapevine is out for your reading pleasure!

$1 Million in sales

Last issue we talked about reaching $1 million in sales this year and asking for your help.
Well, as I post this, we are set to reach that magical goal by mid- December!!

Packed with Articles

Check out the great articles this issue:

=> History of Co-ops, part 2

=> The General Manager’s bi-monthly report

=> A wrap up of this yea’s hugely successful Farmers Market

=> Our regular “Vegan Corner” has some things to think about
when you think you are eating vegan, but might not be!

=> 2 pages of YFC specials for December and January

=> Some very yummy recipes from staff members:
             Almond Crescent Cookies,
             Stuffed Bell Peppers
             Pumpkin Soup
–  all perfect for cold winter days!

Working Members

On the back page is  a column that addresses a very critical need for your Co-op’s continued success – that is the need for more Working Members to help run the store. You may have noticed recently that there are times when there is only one of 2 people working in the store on a shift. That person has to be cashier, stocker, order receiver, telephone answerer, customer service rep and do anything else that comes up. So, please if you can find the time to lend a hand or know someone who could, talk to one of the staff members.

There is not only the satisfaction that comes from serving our local community with high quality, nutritious and yummy foods, Working Members receive some great benefits!

Great opportunity for a someone to keep the store shiny and clean!

Anyone who finds a volunteer who is willing to be the person who does regular cleaning of the store will get a

$100 Gift Card!

And the cleaner volunteer will get one, too!

Both cards will be issued after the volunteer has worked for 3 months. If the volunteer wants to become a Working Member, they will receive those additional benefits as well, like 2o% discounts on purchases, Buy Club privileges and a La Gitana VIP card.

Get this Grapevine issue at the store while supplies last or download it here:

Grapevine – Holiday 2014

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Fall issue of the Grapevine is out

The latest issue of the Yelm Cooperatives Grapevine is out for your reading pleasure!

You can help us reach 1 MILLION in sales this year – a major milestone for your Co-op.
The article is on page1.

There are great articles on:

History of Co-ops

The General Manager’s bi-monthly report

Update on our fabulous Farmers Market

GMO-free Month at your Yelm Food Co-op

A note from the Board President

Our in-house Naturopath, Diane Duncan

YFC specials for the month and more….

Get it at the store while supplies last or download it here:

Grapevine Vol4.4

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Newest Grapevine is out!

The newest issue of The Grapevine is now out at the store and here online.

Articles on Food Security and the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” (foods you only want to eat if they are organic), an explanation of what foods are taxed and which ones are not, the GM’s report and notes from the YFC’s The Wine Cellar of Yelm are featured this month.

Check out page 7 for the news about free consultations from our “in-house” Naturopathic Doctor, Diana Duncan.

And our BIG news that the Yelm Cooperative and all its programs are now officially a federal non-profit organization under the IRS code 510(c)(3). This will be a huge help as we start looking for grants and large donations to keep the YC growing. We’ll keep you updated as to how that will effect our members.

Download it here: Grapevine Vol 4, Issue 3


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The new Grapevine is Here!

After a long wait between editors, the new Grapevine is now out.

This issue introduces our new General Manager, Barnaby Urich Rintz, has an article about The Wine Cellar of Yelm and has a yummy recipe from Debbie Burgan for Fruit Crumble Bars!


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Grapevine Volume 1 Issue 4

The latest Grapevine Newsletter is finally up after some technical difficulties!

Featured is the Grape Things to Come fund raiser that sold out (STO actually!) and helped us get closer to our first goal of the market and site analysis studies.

Also on page 1 is the first of what may be many articles by our newest Board member, Danielle Graham, entitled “How Broad is Our (Food) Awareness”. She asks us 3 important questions that we as Co-op members should take the time to answer. What are your answers? Leave us a comment below.

Other articles you don’t want to miss:

=> Bill’s 2011 AGM report
=> Florence’s Buyer’s Bite
=> Jutta’s Manager’s Corner
=> Andrea’s Food Security for All

…and much more.

Here is the link to the PDF file of the Grapevine is all its colorful glory!

Grapevine Vol1 Issue 4

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