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About the Co-op

Farmer-owned since 1964. Learn more »

preserving a way of life for ourmembers and communities

When you're a farmer-owned organization, the local growers are what drives your business and how you do it. We listen to the valley's farmers, our eight member board of directors, our knowledgeable sales staff working tirelessly in the fields every day, and you, our customer.

We understand to meet your needs and to be a world-class cooperative we must ensure the economic viability of our members, customers, and communities.

To achieve this, our business model includes providing the highest quality of service to all farm sizes, reinvesting profits from our partnerships in the form of annual patronage, and ensuring our Co-op's values align with your needs. Following this, we can provide the most advanced toolbox, at the best value, to ensure a successful crop from year-to-year.

What is a Co-op?

1. A group of individuals who share similar problems and goals is looking for a solution.

2. These individuals pull from their resources to increase their buying power.

3. A board of directors is appointed to develop and administer systems in its member's best interests.

4. Farmers can now trust that they can purchase what they need when they need it.

5. As the co-op profits from sales, the growers receive patronage at the end of the year on products they needed to purchase anyway.

6. Other profits are put into a revolving fund, supporting future growth that ensures the co-op continues to prosper for the community and for generations to come.

 

Our Purpose

Preserve a way of life for our members and communities.  

Our Promise 

Be a world-class cooperative to ensure the economic viability of our members, customers, and communities.  

Our Core Values 

  1. Integrity: we uphold Bleyhl Co-op as a community institution that reflects the honest, hard-working values of the communities and customers we serve. Our goal is to not profit from this position, but preserve a way of life where partnerships are secured through trust, relationships and handshakes. We mean what we say and our word is our bond.  

  1. Innovation: we see a unique opportunity to reclaim the values of our past and blend with the technology of the future to create resilient and prosperous farms and communities. Our search never ends for innovative tools and practices that will increase the prosperity of our members and customers.  

  1. Independence: The success of the Yakima Valley is due to contributions from generations of hard-working, ingenious families and individuals. We believe our continued success will be protecting the creativity and independence of our valley from bureaucratic intervention and businesses that do not share our commitment to local growers and communities.  

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