Food Soveriegnty

To address food security and sovereignty, the Seneca Nation developed Gakwi:yo:h Farms. The agricultural initiative produces healthy food, engages traditional food processing procedures and makes these foods available to our community members, from field to table. Our mission is to positively impact our people, contribute to healthier eating habits and change how we bring food into our homes. Our goal is to reconnect to the teachings of our ancestors and pledge to promote the relationship between our people, our lands and the foods we eat. We acknowledge the value placed on healthy food – especially the “Three Sisters”, corn, beans, and squash, an important part of our culture. We honor our ancestors by increasing our understanding and appreciation for who we are as a people. Through state-of-the-art practices, equipment and industry standards, we will achieve the highest productivity possible to impact the health and well-being of our members.