Oryana Community Co-op (Downtown)
Oryana Community Co-op is Northern Michigan’s oldest and most trusted source for organic and healthy foods. From the freshest produce to home-baked scones, all-natural soaps and bulk organic cherries, Oryana is the only place you’ll need to shop for your family’s needs.
Oryana began as a food-buying club back in 1973. Since then, it has grown into a $16 million, 9,000-square-foot, full-service co-op that serves northern Michigan and beyond. More than forty years later, Oryana is now the largest source of organic products in northern Michigan. When customers walk in the door (and remember, you don’t have to be a member to shop at Oryana; everyone is welcome), you can be assured of Oryana’s commitment to quality. From our beginnings, Oryana has made conscious choices about the products we carry, establishing a level of trust and customer satisfaction along the way. Our goal is to maintain that trust, while at the same time balancing the many factors involved in making purchasing decisions.
Our mission is to provide high quality food produced in ecologically sound ways at fair value to members and the community. Oryana was the first food co-op in the country to be designated a Certified Organic Retailer. This means that all organic products are in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule on organics. Our protocols ensure no commingling with nonorganic product. And our employees are properly trained in the handling of organic products. By taking these extra steps, Oryana ensures that the chain of organic integrity is preserved.
Oryana is Northern Michigan’s premier grocery store for the best selection of natural, organic, fair-trade, and locally produced products available. We carry the region’s largest selection of locally sourced goods, from organic chocolate to locally roasted, fair-trade coffees, to naturally leavened breads, to body care products. Members and shoppers come to us for the best of local offerings. Although you don’t need to be a member to shop at Oryana, by joining you’ll have a vote in the co-op’s operation and direction and will be able to enjoy special sales and discounts. Our enthusiastic staff would love to answer any questions you have about food, nutrition and wellness. Please visit our website for more information.