Food with local roots Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will be a full-service grocery. As a cooperative, COG focuses on local foods for a vibrant economy and sustainable community.


Latest News

23 April


Beauty Products: Good Enough To Eat?

By Robin McCormack, COG Board Member While discussing natural beauty products with a friend recently, she advised me “If you wouldn’t eat it – you shouldn’t put it on your skin.” When it comes to beauty products, consumers are often unaware of all the harmful ingredients their favorite product may potentially contain. The Environmental Working […]

21 April


Site Announcement Capped By Local Food Advocate

By Jan Forkrud & Erik Homme, COG volunteers An event held at the Willmar Public Library on April 8 at 7 p.m. capped an exciting day for the COG after our site announcement! Beth Dooley was here to share her passions for healthy, good tasting food and support of locally produced food and food cooperatives. […]

08 April


COG Signs Lease, Announces Member Campaign

Willmar Community-Owned Grocery Signs Lease, Announces Member Campaign The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery (COG), which has grown steadily since officially incorporating in 2010, announced on Tues., April 8 that it has signed a lease on 3,000 square feet of retail space at 1600 Hwy 12 SE in Willmar and hopes to open and operate a full-service […]