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.



Annual meeting Aug. 14

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23 July


Quark & Farm Families

Last month the Lakes Area Review and the West Central Tribune published one column each from the COG – one about making quark cheese at home, the other about 2014 being the United Nation’s International Year of the Family Farmer. Many thanks to these publications for spreading the word about good food, farming, and the […]

10 July


Annual Meeting & Dessert Social

The COG Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will hold its annual meeting and dessert social on Thurs., Aug. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the store’s new location at 1600 Hwy 12 SE, next to Westside Liquor. The public is invited to attend, as are COG member-owners. For more information see our Facebook page!

04 July


COG Seeks General Manager

The Community Owned Grocery (COG) is located in Willmar MN, a beautiful rural area in central Minnesota with over 360 lakes, more than 20 miles of paved nature trails and a variety of local artisans, galleries, and antique shops. The co-op has been an ongoing effort since 2012. We currently have over 600 member-owners, and […]