COG building rendering 1415 cropt
Food collage 5
Food collage 6
Food collage 8
Food collage 1
Food collage 7
healthy cherry tomato, lettuce and vegetables
Food collage 3
Food collage 2

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.

Rough Draft of COG store layout (subject to change):
COG Scheme A 0905



Funds raised so far: $93,000.

Latest News

04 September


Willmar Community-Owned Grocery Begins Member-Owner Investment Campaign

The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery is launching a $600,000 capital investment campaign, “Invest Locally – Build the COG!”, this week, an opportunity open solely to COG’s member-owners. “We’re making great progress and moving into the next phase of development – building our store,” said Mary Catherwood, a leader in the investment campaign and a member of […]

27 August


July Columns from the COG

Last month the West Central Tribune and Lakes Area Review were kind enough to publish columns from the COG. If you missed them the topics were: Honeybees and the use of neonicotinoids on crops and domestic plants Making pesto! Here’s a recipe from the pesto column, in case you’d like to try some out during […]

25 August


Businesses Partner With The COG

Over the past year the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery has seen an uptick in the number of member-owner businesses that have stepped up to partner with the COG. Their involvement has helped the COG grow and get the word out about our up-and-coming community grocery store! In June, member-owner businesses Mr. B’s Chocolates, Westside Liquor, and […]