Great news for the future of your Co-op! Here is the press release announcing the long anticipated store relocation:
For Immediate Release
Exciting News from Gordon’s Garden Center and the Yelm Food Coop
Yelm, WA, March 27, 2012 – Kellie Petersen, owner of Gordon’s Garden Center, and Bill Wyman, President of the Board of Directors of Yelm Cooperative, are pleased to announce the relocation of the Yelm Food Coop Retail Store to the Gordon’s Garden Center complex during the month of April in 2012.
Gordon’s opened in Yelm 47 years ago as a food market, and over the years expanded to include garden products including premium quality decorative and food producing trees and plants for the home gardener. Today, Gordon’s stands as one of the region’s premiere retail destinations for quality gardening products, and has achieved the Washington State Environmental Award of Excellence for their organic program. This year, Ms. Petersen is expanding Gordon’s services to include a Wedding Registry, Design on Demand, Personal Shopper, and an innovative Best Food Forward to better serve the Yelm Community.
The Yelm Food Coop is the Retail Store Program arm of the Yelm Cooperative, a unique Community Service Organization focused on food education, access to farmer-direct safe and healthy organic foods, and long-term community food sustainability. Other planned Yelm Cooperative community service programs include Yelm’s first Farmers Market, and an educational community garden. Additionally, the Yelm Cooperative’s food-based educational programs will provide hands on training in growing, processing, home pantry rotation, and cooking.
Gordon’s Garden Center and the Yelm Cooperative are forming a “Perfect Partnership” by operating independently yet together at the Gordon’s Garden Center complex. Organic and sustainable principals guide both operations, and provide the community with a centralized hub for shopping and access to their complementary services.
Working together, Gordon’s Garden Center and the Yelm Cooperative help to promote a healthy and sustainable community, now and for future generations.
Gordon’s Garden Center Yelm Food Co-op
Kellie Peterson Bill Wyman, Board President