Northwind Natural Foods Co-op

116 South Suffolk Street

Ironwood, Michigan  49938

(906) 932-3547


Next Board of Directors Meeting:

Monday, Oct 5, 2015 6:00 pm

at the store

General Membership Meeting

Enjoy a potluck and meet fellow co-op members!

Vote on new Board of Directors and on proposed bylaw changes!

Saturday, Oct 10,  4-8 pm at ToriHouse (320 E Aurora, Ironwood)

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Member Equity Campaign - your Coop is planning to change the membership structure.

Read the brochures which explain the upgrade proposal.

Vote at the General Membership Meeting.

Five Ws of Member Equity

Member Equity Conversion Campaign FAQs

Sunday Hours

The Co-op is now open SUNDAYS -

10 - 4

Cuppa Joe -

The Co-op has hot, fresh coffee

only $1.25/cup or $1 with your own mug

Winter 2013-14 Newsletter


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 9am - 6pm

Thursday & Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday  9am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm




Eva Smith-Furgason, Manager

Brad Carr, Stock Clerk

Joan Kovatch, Cashier

Levon Ladwig,  Cashier





Mark Belmas, President

Anthony Sundberg, Secretary

Karl Jensen, Vice President

Lanae Carr, Treasurer

The board meets the 1st Monday of every month, at 6:00 at the store. All members are welcome.




The fee to join the cooperative is $10.00.  One membership is good for a whole household. Members receive a 2% discount, member specials, and a newsletter.



Cooperatives derive their strength from the active participation of their members. Volunteering as a working member at Northwind Natural Foods Co-op
has many benefits. Co-op volunteers can be proud to know that their effort helps the co-op to succeed. Volunteering at the co-op is a great way to
learn new skills, make friends, and save money.


The new member worker program has lots of openings.

We need help with:

Desktop publishing (making coupons, flyers, newsletters)

Community outreach (handing out coupons, samples, manning booths at events)

Educational classes (cooking, health & wellness, etc.)
organic onions, beans, packaged
And lots more.

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.

It’s a great way to get involved and save.

Have a talent or skill not listed? We could probably use it. Talk to Eva and she’ll find a way to put your enthusiasm to work! Eva is happy to create volunteer opportunities based on individual schedules as well.

If any of these opportunities sound like they might be right for you please contact co-op manager Eva Smith-Furgason at 906-932-3547 or via email at evannfc[at]sbcglobal.net

  Full Member Service Policy


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.






Last update 20 Apr 2015