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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31 July


Board Education: Cooperative Movement

By Jan Forkrud, COG Board of Directors June 12-14, 2014, Russ Bennett and I attended the CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) annual meeting in Madison, Wis. It is put on by the National Cooperative Business Association, and brings people together to learn, network and be energized. The meeting began in 1957 with depression-era cooperatives, plus […]

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!