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Slow food contest in Willmar, Minn., helps generate support for community grocery

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WILLMAR -- The contents of 15 crockpots steamed and bubbled Tuesday night at the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery's first slow-food festival.

Linda Mathiasen, a member of the fledgling food co-op's organizing board, was enthusiastic about the chefs, the aromas of simmering pork, chicken and baked beans, and the 200-some people who visited the event to eat and mingle.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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