Tatiana Williams tends the Unci Maka stand, selling organic vegetables grown by Native Youth at the Dream of Wild Health farm.
Two new farmers markets serving the Twin Cities American Indian Community have sprung up in recent weeks. These unassuming produce stands, comprised of just one or two tables each, would be easy to miss. It would be a mistake, however, to equate the humility of these burgeoning enterprises with their potential impact. These markets are, in fact, the final link in a grand, multi-generational vision that has sought to restore the once prominent notion of food as spirit-nurturing medicine. Much of the produce offered at the Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) Indian Farmer's Markets has been grown by Native farmers from heirloom seeds preserved by Potawatomi elder Cora Baker. MORE »