We are a member-owned cooperative health food store located in Downtown Ironwood, Michigan. The Northwind Natural Foods Co-op was formed in 1977 to provide the Gogebic Range and surrounding areas with access to whole, natural and organic food. Since that time we have strived to be more than a grocery store. Everyday we work to enhance our community and improve the quality of life in our neck of the woods.


Our Mission


  • To provide a marketing and purchasing outlet for primarily natural, organic, unprocessed foods and related items at a minimum price on a non-profit basis.


  • To educate and promote to the community healthy lifestyles, wellness and a whole foods diet emphasizing natural, organic and unprocessed foods.


  • To educate the community to the benefits and potentials of our cooperative, and cooperatives in general, and to cooperate with other cooperatives.

Meet Our Board Members


Jackie Powers, President

Hannah Panci, Secretary

 Deb  Muskett, Vice President

Laura Scotford-Fedora, Treasurer

Check our events page for the date of our next board meeting. All members are welcome.


Left to right: Powers, Panci, Bolich, Muskett, Scotford-Fedora.

Meet The Staff


 Eleanor Bolich , General Manager


“I am a believer in really good food, community and cooperatives. Born and raised a Yooper, I love seeing my hometown prosper. When not at the Co-op, I love traveling, gardening, and being outside as much as possible.”




Cathy Flory, Co-Manager

Iowa Native and University of Iowa graduate who spent many years in the hospitality industry in Colorado and California moved to the U.P. to enjoy the outdoors and a slower pace of life. 

“Finding my place at the Co-op continues to shape my U.P. experience. The support I’ve gained from being a part of a mindful and health driven  community has been incredibly meaningful.”




Graham Baldwin , Co-Manager

Graham Baldwin, along with his best friend Rozina, their son Thurman and dog Maxell completed a two year, 30,000 mile trip around the country in May of 2018. The small Toyota RV stopped in Ironwood and Graham had the opportunity to begin work at the Northwind Natural Foods Co-op.

Prior to all that he worked as a co-owner of the Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis for many years. Along with a long list of other restaurant experiences he has also worked in circumstances ranging from debt collector to handmade cutter of phonographic discs. Born in Philadelphia, Graham grew up in southern Wisconsin.