In 2020, our weekly market will take place every Wednesday in August and September from 4:30 - 6:30 PM CST. Find us at 211 N. Grant St. in Mission (the brown trailer two blocks east of Wells Fargo on Route 18).
We accept Debit/Credit, EBT/SNAP, and Cash!
The Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative is matching SNAP/EBT dollars spent at the Three Sisters Farm booth during our Wednesday markets in Mission in 2020, and will match any purchases made at mobile markets.
We ask that all visitors to the market wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines to help us protect our vendors and customers during COVID-19.
More info coming soon!
Cancellations due to weather will be announced on our Facebook page.
The Sicangu Harvest Market is a seasonal farmers’ market operated by the Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative and based in Mission, SD. The market offers fresh, local produce from the Food Sovereignty Initiative’s Three Sisters Garden, as well as local meat, vegetables, bread, eggs, indigenous ingredients, and homemade art and jewelry.
The Market began in 2015 as the Keya Wakpala Farmers’ Market. At the time, the Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative was the sole vendor, selling produce from the 1- acre Keya Wakpala Teaching Garden (now the Three Sisters Farm & Garden). The market has grown every year since, and in 2019 was the third largest farmers’ market in the state of South Dakota.
Our Mission is a reconnection of the Lakota Oyate with culturally relevant and sustainable food systems by operating a tribally supported farmers market that provides: economic outlets for farmers and producers, access to locally crafted, traditional and farm fresh products, education and culture surrounding food and sustainable agriculture.
1. Prioritize and nurture the interests of local, sustainable agriculture.
2. Provide an accessible, profitable, educational and culturally relevant venue for small‐scale businesses to produce and distribute their products locally.
3. Present a diversity of the highest quality local vendors and handmade products in a vibrant marketplace.
4. Encourage environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable practices in all organizational and vendor operations.
5. Foster interest and involvement in the organization
6. Create an environment for our community to gather and participate in local culture and commerce, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual preference.
7. Be a resource to other agencies serving producers on the Rosebud Reservation.
Tribal members and residents of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe will be given priority market space. Applicants from RST’s surrounding counties will be granted membership if market space has not been filled by RST applicants, and also from other states on a third priority basis if space has not been requested by neighboring county applicants. Management reserves the right to limit the number of vendors.
We launched our mobile farmers' markets in 2019 with weekly pop-ups in St. Francis and Parmelee. This year, we’ve expanded and will be visiting sixteen communities across the Rosebud Reservation in August and September 2020, bringing you fresh local produce, indigenous ingredients, and pantry staples. We’ll be traveling a different route every Thursday and Friday, and will alternate routes in order to visit each community every other week. Check the schedule below to see when and where we’ll be in your community! There may be delays due to road construction.
Thursday 8/6/20, 8/20/2020, 09/03/2020, 09/17/2020
Parmalee Community Building 8:45 - 9:45am
HeDog Community Bldg 10:30 - 11:30am
Upper Cut Meat Community Bldg 12:15 - 1:15pm
Friday 8/7/20, 8/21/2020, 09/04/2020, 09/18/2020
Horse Creek Community Building 8:45 - 9:45am
Swift Bear Community Building 10:30 - 11:30am
Corn Creek Community Building (cement) 12:30 - 1:30pm
Black Pipe Elderly Nutrition Building 2:15 - 3:15pm
Thursday 8/13/20, 08/27/2020, 09/10/2020, 09/24/2020
Okreek Community Building 8:45 - 9:45am
S. Ideal Guild Hall 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bull Creek Community Building 1:00 - 2:00pm
Ideal Community Building 3:00 - 4:00pm
Friday 8/14/20, 08/28/2020, 09/11/2020, 09/25/2020
Ring Thunder Circle 8:30 - 9:30
Soldier Creek Community Building 10:15-11:15 am
Rosebud Community Building 12:00- 1:00 pm
Two Strike Community Building 2:00-3:00 pm
Spring Creek Community Building 4:00-5:00pm
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