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


Deb Muskett, President

Tanya Thomas,   Secretary

Eleanor Bolich, Treasurer

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


Left to right: Tanya Thomas, Eleanor Bolich, Cathy Flory, Graham Baldwin, Deb Muskett.

Meet The Staff


Cathy Flory, Manager

Iowa Native and University of Iowa graduate who spent many years event planning and 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.”