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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.


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19 September

2014

COG Store Layout: Planning A Beautiful Store

By Jenny Klatt, COG Board Member The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery Board of Directors has worked with expert consultants through the different stages of COG’s organization. Now that we have our site and are raising money to open the store in our Invest Locally – Build the COG campaign, we are pleased to be working with […]

04 September

2014

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

2014

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 […]