Wild rice and hominy on the way: A new store will offer products grown or cultivated by Native Americans
A new store has big plans to bring more food produced by American Indians to the Madison area.
“The endgame of what we are trying to do is to create a more resilient intertribal food distribution network that encourages more local production,” says Dan Cornelius, general manager of the Mobile Farmers Market, also a venture of the Intertribal Agriculture Council.
Producers from the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, the Bad River Tribe, the Red Cliff Band and the Fond du Lac Band are among those partnering with the Intertribal Agriculture Council.
“We don’t grow wild rice [in the Madison area] anymore because of pollution in the lakes and [man-made] changes to hydrology,” Cornelius explains. “We’ve all but forgotten the foods that 500 years ago used to be staples of the Wisconsin diet.”
Written by Dylan Brogan for Isthmus. Read the full article here.
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