Northwind Natural Foods Co-op

116 South Suffolk Street

Ironwood, Michigan  49938

(906) 932-3547

 Next Board of Directors Meeting:

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 6:00 pm


Next Work Bee

Sunday September 11th, 9 a.m.

Organizing and painting the restock area behind the walk-in cooler.

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New! Summer 2016 newsletter

We are looking for Working Members! 

If you would like to help us with graphic design, community outreach, store improvements, or teaching classes, please contact outreach@northwindcoop.org

 General Membership Meeting

Saturday, September 24 at Depot Park, Ironwood

potluck at 5 pm, business meeting at 5:30 pm


Who are we?

Northwind Natural Foods Co-op is the only grocery store in downtown Ironwood. Our focus is on whole, natural & organic foods. We are not-for-profit and cooperatively owned by our 200+ members. However, you do NOT need to  be a member to shop here. All are welcome!


What does the Co-op carry?


We carry produce, rice, beans, grains, flour, nuts, dried fruit, spices, bread, milk, local eggs, cheese, meat, local fish, tofu, frozen foods, veggie burgers, ice cream, ethnic rareties, eco-friendly housewares, natural beauty products, and a huge selection of vitamins and supplements.  See our groceries page for some of the brands we carry.



Monday - Wednesday 9 - 6

Thursday - Friday 9 - 7

Saturday 9 - 6


(Effective July 12, 2016)


Jason Olkonen,  General Manager

Levon Ladwig,  Clerk

Jenni Jackson, Clerk

Tessa Cleland, Clerk



Jackie Powers, President

Hannah Panci, Secretary

Karl Jensen, Vice President

Stan Carr, Treasurer

Lanae Carr

Laura Scotford-Fedora

The board meets the 2nd Monday of every month, at 6:00 pm at the Co-op. Exceptions will be noted above . All members are welcome.




The fee to join the cooperative is $15. One membership is good for a whole household. Members receive Healthy Advantage specials, Northwind Natural Foods Co-op member specials, discounts on special orders, working member discounts of 5% for 3 hours of service/month and 10% for 6 hours of service/month, invitation to General Membership Meetings and ability to vote on Co-op matters, discounts on Co-op classes, and a quarterly newsletter.

Membership renewal is $25.



Cooperatives derive their strength from the active participation of their members. Participating in the Working Member program at Northwind Natural Foods Co-op has many benefits.  Learn new skills, make friends, and save money!

Working Member tasks include (but are not limited to):


Graphic Design - flyers, brochures, and newsletters

Community Outreach - representing the Co-op at various community events

Educational Classes or In-store Demonstrations - cooking, health and wellness, and more!

organic onions, beans, packaged

Just 3 hours of donated time to the Co-op gets you 5% off on your purchases.

Donate 6 hours and get 10% off.

Serve as a board member and get 10% off.

Have a talent or skill not listed? Talk to us and we’ll find a way to put your enthusiasm to work! We are happy to create volunteer opportunities based on individual schedules as well.

Please contact the Outreach Committee for more information and to start your working member adventure! 

  Full Working Member Policy & Application


Mission Statement


1. To provide a marketing and purchasing outlet for primarily natural, organic, unprocessed foods and related items at a minimum price, on a nonprofit basis.


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


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




Coop Ad from 2005


Last update 16 Aug 2016