Over the next month, with your help, we will significantly increase Wirth membership and investment. We know that over the years you have seen some false starts, and we acknowledge and understand members’ hesitations. Now with community lending institutions firmly behind our efforts, we can build momentum together. In the cooperative spirit, members will help decide the fate of our long-coveted dream.

Feeling the Co-op Love

There are over a dozen food cooperatives in the metro area and the number is growing. With more and more options available for people to buy their groceries, you might expect cooperatives in the Twin Cities to turn inward, keep their customers close, and focus on protecting their bottom line. But as Wirth Cooperative Grocery (WCG) moves toward becoming operational, the opposite has proved true: WCG has experienced overwhelming support from other cooperatives in making the dream of a co-op in North Minneapolis a reality.