Join us from June 3-9th as we celebrate Hemp History Week. Check out the health and beauty hemp products that are now available.Read More
We are excited to be at the Yelm Farmers Market this year. Come and enjoy the market, there are so many interesting vendors this year. We are highlighting our own dozens of local vendors along with our local Hemp and CBD choices.Read More
Hail Merry is a well known brand of vegan delights.Non-GMO Project Verified. These are their Mint Chocolate Tarts.Read More
RePurpose is a great brand and here is their compostable plant based version of cutlery.
NUCO Coconut Wraps are Organic. They are shelf stable and make wonderful alternative sandwiches.Read More
Buddha teas are organic. We have Burdock Root and Elderberry teas.Read More
Organic Moringa Greens & Protein: We brought in a smaller size of this plant based smoothie. It’s full of protein and each sachet has two servings of chocolate flavored Non-GMO Project Verified goodness.Read More
Alo Brand Drinks are very popular so we thought we’d give this Comfort Watermelon 🍉 Peach 🍑 a try.Read More
If you like bananas, here’s your chance to drink it too. You’ll love our new Banana Wave.Read More
Article by Tom Dewell
Memorial Day is coming soon; this year May 27th, and has become one of America’s favorite holiday weekends for outdoor activities and grilling. It has become the unofficial start of summer and as such is most often celebrated with food.
But it wasn’t always that way. It began as a day to memorialize the soldiers who gave their lives in the 1860’s during the “late rebellion” as it was called by MG John A. Logan on May 5, 1868. He designated May 30th as Decoration Day thusly:
“The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land”.
By the late 1800s, all northern states recognized Decoration Day, adorning the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers. After World War I, Decoration Day, which would later become Memorial Day, honored all U.S. military dead. For decades, May 30 was a solemn day of remembrance. It had nothing to do with food, drink, or a Monday off work.
But in 1971 when Congress made it an official national holiday, they also moved it to the Monday nearest its original date in order to create a 3-day weekend so that workers could have a day off.
But, although it has changed its focus for many, it can combine both ideas and we can all celebrate that many Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice in what they believed was the good of their country and honor them with a good grilled steak and a bottle of wine – both of which are available at your Yelm Co-op!Read More
Article by Jutta Dewell
Most people use conventional insect repellants that really work, but what is in that stuff that they are
spraying on their body and in their face and on their kids, too? Most of them contain a potentially
dangerous chemical insect repellant/insecticide named DEET.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it is safe, but suggests that you should wash it off your skin
when you return indoors, avoid breathing it in and not spray it directly on your face. So, it’s not
completely harmless and some people do have adverse reactions to it.
There are safer alternatives that do work.
One of our best selling products is Cedarcide’s TickShield© Tactical, a cedar oil based non-toxic
backwoods repellant for people and pets. This is not only a repellant, but also a contact killer for ticks,
fleas, chiggers, gnats, no-see-ums, mosquitoes, bed bugs, lice, wasps, horseflies and a lot of other non-
beneficial insects. It is 100% organic and contains 20% cedar oil and 80% hydrated silica, a form of silicon
dioxide (sand). It is EWG (Environmental Working Group) verified with a very low level (score 1) of
overall hazard (https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/719552/HYDRATED_SILICA/).
Cedar oil seems to be the most powerful natural repellent. It was even used by the Egyptians in the
Get your spray bottle next time you come to your Yelm Food Co-op!Read More
Organic Smoothie Mixes from Essential Living. Coco Gogo & Maca Blend Vitality Boosts and Wild ProteinRead More