One of the most important things to us here at Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods is supporting Native-owned food businesses and tribal food operations, and sharing the good work that our friends and relatives are doing all across Indian Country! Here you will find an ever-expanding list of people and places we love to shop with and learn from, including members of the Native community and our allies in sustainable and ethical food and farming practices!
INDIGENOUS FOOD SOURCES
RAMONA FARMS Akimel O'Odham (Gila River Pima) Community - Sacaton, AZ
Wheat Berries, Wheat Pinoles, Wheat Flour, Corn Pinole, Cornmeal, Corn Flour, Corn Grits, Cornmeal, Corn Polenta, Black Eyed Peas, Garbanzo Beans as well as Black, Brown and White Tepary Beans.
TANKA BAR Oglala Lakota - Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
Tanka products are built on ancestral knowledge of the Ideal Portable Energy for endurance, top performance and healthful life. These energy bars are based on traditional wasna and pemmican, with a combo of high-protein, prairie-fed buffalo and tart-sweet cranberries.
SAKARI BOTANICALS Inupiaq - Tumalo, Central Oregon
Spring Alaska Schreiner is the owner and Principal Ecologist-Indigenous Agriculturalist managing all things glorious on this farm, which produces traditional essential oils, pepper sauce, balms, botanicals, teas & infused salts, skincare products as value-added-products to support their seed saving and agricultural education programs.
RED LAKE NATION FISHERY Red Lake Band of Ojibwe - Red Lake Indian Reservation, MN
Walleye, Yellow Perch, Crappie, Northern, Smoked White Fish, and more, wild caught by tribal fishermen, who use the wisdom from their elders to harvest in a sustainable manner.
RED LAKE NATION FOODS Red Lake Band of Chippewa - Red Lake Indian Reservation, MN
Wild Rice Products, Mixes & Batters, Jams, Jellies & Syrups, Popcorn, Gourmet Chocolate & Snacks, Herbal Teas & Organic Coffee
IROQUOIS WHITE CORN PROJECT Haudenosaunee - Ganondagan, Victor, NY
Iroquois White Corn available in three varieties - hulled, roasted corn flour, and white corn flour. Online ordering is not available but you can reach out via phone or email to order products.
SAN XAVIER COOP FARM Tohono O’odham - Tuscon, AZ
Run by members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, this community farm nurtures traditional desert cultivars. They harvest and seasonally sell ciolim (cholla buds), mesquite flour, mesquite honey, tepary beans, White Sonora wheat flour & wheat berries.
TS'UYYA FARM Zuni Pueblo - Albuquerque, NM
An agriculture business named after the Zuni word for hummingbird, founded by Reyna Banteah, currently farming in Albuquerque, NM with the focus on using sustainable Pueblo farming methods, saving seeds adapted to the Southwest, and providing the local community with healthy food. In their online shop, you can buy Ancestral Pathways Chocolate bars made with ethically sourced cacao beans directly from Indigenous and female farmers, featuring Indigenous specialty flavors!
TWISTED CEDAR WINES Cedar Band of Paiute Indians - Cedar City, UT
Tribally owned Twisted Cedar wines are sustainably farmed and certified sustainable by the Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing, California’s original sustainable viticulture program.
NAVAJO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY Navajo Nation - Farmington, NM
Navajo Pride products include juniper ash, ground and whole and ground sumac, blue, yellow and white corn meal & mixes, whole white and yellow corn kernels, potatoes, and even livestock feed. Contact by phone or email for ordering.
LEECH LAKE WILD RICE Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe - Cass Lake, MN
Wild rice grown just as nature intended within the lakes and rivers of the Leech Lake Reservation and carefully harvested each year by tribal members.
DYNAMITE HILL FARMS Ojibwe - L'Anse, MI
Dynamite Hill Farms is a small, family owned, Native American run business specializing in indigenous food life ways that is helping merge traditional food production with the needs of modern economic development. Products include maple sugar, maple syrup, maple VINEGAR (if you have not tried real maple vinegar yet, TRY IT, it's next level good stuff and can dress a salad all on its own), dehydrated Oneida white corn, wild rice, and other seasonal items. Order by DM on their Facebook page.
SÉKA HILLS Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation - Capay Valley, Northern CA
Olive oil, wildflower honey, nuts, wine, beef jerky, vinegar, pickled asparagus - all sustainably farmed and produced on the tribe's ancestral lands in California's Capay Valley.
DX BEEF Cheyenne River Sioux (Lakota) Reservation - Gettysburg, SD
Founded by Kelsey Duchenaux. the mission of DX Beef is to re-connect consumers with the story of the land, and to give back to the communities of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in the regenerative manner that our ancestors gave back to the land. Burger bundles, bulk beef packages, wholesale beef, and individually packed cuts available for sale online.
SHE NAH NAM SEAFOOD Nisqually Tribe - Tumwater, WA
She Nah Nam Seafood delivers high-quality seafood and specialty foods that have been sourced fairly from tribal communities, produced sustainably and responsibly, and harvested from healthy and well-maintained land and wild fisheries. Salmon, other fin fish, shellfish, smoked fish, and other grocery items available.
BIRCH BARK COFFEE CO Whitefish River Band of Ojibwe - Birch Island, Ontario, Canada
Birch Bark Coffee Co. was established in March 2018 by Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, and offer organic, Fair Trade coffee that is SPP (The acronym of the Spanish name, Simbolo de Pequeños Productores) certified and that is grown and produced by farmers that are Indigenous descendants.
ZIIBIMIJWANG FARM Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - Carp Lake, MI
Ziibimijwangis committed to restoring and strengthening mnobimaadziwin of the Odawa community through a foundation of indigenous food systems and cultural activities. Products include maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream, and wild rice.
SPIRIT MOUNTAIN ROASTING CO Quechan Nation (Fort Yuma Indian Reservation) - Winterhaven, CA
Native-owned coffee company offering whole bean and ground coffee, handmade coffee soap, and handmade coffee scrub. They also partner with non-profit organizations that share their values and donate a portion of sales proceeds to them. These organizations include Minnesota-based Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli/Indigenous Roots and California-based Native America Humane Society.
FELLOW INDIGENOUS FOODIES + CULTURAL RESOURCES + CHANGE MAKERS
WE. LOVE. TOASTED. SISTER.
This is the ultimate podcast if you want to learn more about indigenous food. Host Andi Murphy talks to Native chefs and foodies about what Indigenous cuisine is, where it comes from, where it’s headed and how it’s used to connect them and their people to their origins and traditions. Andi Murphy is Navajo from Crownpoint, NM and lives in Albuquerque. In her day job, she is a full-time radio producer for Native America Calling, a national, live, call-in show about Native issues and topics, and a freelance multimedia journalist. She also designs all-original artwork for Toasted Sister, created and published a bad ass Native futurism zine, and is a damn good cook herself. A straight up #multimediawitch and we love what she does!
Created and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.
The I-Collective stands for four principles: Indigenous, Inspired, Innovative, and Independent. An autonomous group of Indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers, the I-Collective strives to open a dialogue and create a new narrative that highlights not only historical Indigenous contributions, but also promotes our community's resilience and innovations in gastronomy, agriculture, the arts, and society at large.
WELL FOR CULTURE is a grassroots initiative which aims to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous health and wellness. They are a fantastic resource for knowledge about ancestral foodways and achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as we keep it real, play games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes.
The Sioux Chef, led by founder and CEO Sean Sherman, is a team of Anishinaabe, Mdewakanton Dakota, Navajo, Northern Cheyenne, Oglala Lakota, Wahpeton-Sisseton Dakota chefs, ethnobotanists, food preservationists, adventurers, foragers, caterers, event planners, artists, musicians, food truckers and food lovers. Committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine, they are re-identifying North American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.
They are also the founders of North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS), an organization dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. NāTIFS have established the Indigenous Food Lab in Minneapolis that houses a professional Indigenous kitchen and training center.
Indigenous Goddess Gang creates a space for sharing medicine through poetry, food & seed knowledge, herbalism, music and more. This is a space for reclaiming knowledge from an indigenous femme lens. Subscribe and follow them on all the socials for empowering content by and for Native womxn with stunning photo shoots, words and other media offering hope, laughter, community, care, and creative expression.
RANCHO GORDO - Napa, CA
Rancho Gordo is a specialty producer and seller of heirloom beans and other products, which are sourced from local growers in California's central valley, Oregon and Washington, as well as Mexico, Peru, Poland and Bolivia. They grow some of the highest quality, freshest, most interesting beans available, and are great allies in the preservation of ancient varieties. They also have programs that help small farmers continue to grow their indigenous crops in Mexico. GREAT people, ever BETTER beans.
TULSA FARMERS MARKET- Tulsa, OK
Our local farmers market organization featuring over 75 crafters, ranchers and farmers from across Eastern Oklahoma, offering 100% Oklahoma Grown produce, meat and dairy.