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, Clerk II

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.”