About Us

We are a member-owned cooperative health food store located in Downtown Ironwood, Michigan. The Northwind Natural Foods Co-op was formed in 1979 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.


  • 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
  • Carly Reil, Vice President
  • Nina Fiorucci, Secretary
  • Darrin Kimbler, Treasurer
  • Keri DeRosso, Board Member
  • Ryan McGrath, Board Member

 Our Board Meetings are held the THIRD Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Co-op unless otherwise posted.  All members current in their dues are encouraged to attend and get involved!

Upcoming Board Meeting Date Changes:  January 2023 meeting will be held Tuesday January 10th at 5pm instead of Jan 17th.  

Meet Our 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.”  cathy@northwindcoop.org

Rozina D., Bookkeeper & Kitchen Manager

Clerking team: Kristen W, Preston T, Eleanor B.