Gift of Gobble 2018 Now Accepting Nominations and Donations

It’s that time again – Gift of Gobble time.

Every year, Bounty for Families (formerly the Yelm Cooperative) feeds 100 local families at Thanksgiving through community support.

The families represent an authentic cross-section of Yelm: 25 are from JBLM, 27 are from 9 local churches, 6 are from two school districts – Yelm and Rainier – and the remainder are individuals nominated by the community.

Through this unique program dreamt up nine years ago by one local woman, those who may be struggling this holiday season but don’t qualify for social services can maintain their privacy and dignity.

They simply pick up all the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast, including a turkey, potatoes, vegetables, and even pumpkin pie fillings on the Monday before Thanksgiving.  Anyone can nominate a family by filling out a form at the Yelm Food Co-op or Nominate a family online and one of our volunteers will contact them and provide details of where and when.

Gift of Gobble relies entirely on community support.  All donations are tax deductible and go directly to supporting people right here in our neighborhoods. Just $60 feeds a family of six! Click here to donate and make a difference for our community. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!

Give now using the form below!

Kids are a big part of the Yelm Farmers Market

OK, we’ll let the parents come, too!

But, each year at the the Yelm Farmers Market we are so pleased to see the number of kids who come out to learn more about food and farmers and buy good things to eat or to just look around.

In 2018, we plan on plenty of activities to keep kids happy and learning each time they come to the market. In past years, we’ve had face painting  days, pumpkin bowling days and of course our Power of Produce Kids Club

kids at YFM

This year in our new location at the Yelm Community Center on the Yelm City Park, kids can also get to the park playground easily and spend time looking around the new Community Garden which will be right next door.

The Yelm Farmers Market is a place for families and we hope to see you all there!

Thank You Sponsors!

A big thank you to our Farmers Market sponsors thus far: Yelm Family Medicine, Yelm Farm & Pet, Blue Waters Acupuncture Center Studio 703 Wraps and Crowe Law Office. The City of Yelm has also been incredibly supportive of both the market and our new Community Gardens project which will be getting off the ground (or into the ground) later this year.

We’re excited to begin this market season on Saturday, May 26th at our new home in the Yelm Community Center. Some of our booths will be indoors and others will be in the surrounding area at the Yelm City Park. Now that we’re in the heart of town, we’re anticipating a lot of traffic not only from our loyal repeat customers but from those who have recently moved here as well as local residents who will now have greater access to the market.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available from the $250 level all the way to the $5,000 Market Sponsor level. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you get your brand in front of hundreds of market shoppers every weekend for 23 weeks – all in association with fresh, local, organic produce and other unique products and crafts.

Contact Jon Jamison at manager@yelmfarmersmarket.com .