We are back for our 2021 season!
Join us every Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30 CT at 211 N. Grant St. in Mission
(the brown trailer two blocks east of Wells Fargo on Route 18).
The market will run each week through the fall.
We accept debit/credit, EBT/SNAP, and cash!
The Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative matched SNAP/EBT dollars spent at the mobile markets and at the Three Sisters Farm booth during our Wednesday markets in Mission in 2020. We hope to continue matching SNAP purchases in 2021!
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.
Our Food Sovereignty Initiative was a finalist in the MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship Challenge, and received funding to create a bilingual (Lakota + English) online marketplace that will help increase food access, support our local tribal producers, & revitalize the Lakota language through food.
Cancellations due to weather will be announced on our Facebook page.
The Sicangu Harvest Market is a seasonal farmers’ market based in Mission, SD operated by the Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative. The market offers fresh, local produce from the Food Sovereignty Inititive’s Three Sisters Farm, as well as local meat, vegetables, bread, eggs, baked goods, indigenous ingredients, and homemade art & jewelry.
The Market launched in 2015 as the Keya Wakpala Farmers’ Market. At the time, the Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative was the sole vendor, selling produce from what was then known as the Keya Wakpala Community Garden, a one-acre teaching garden (now the Three Sisters Farm). The market now regularly hosts between six to fourteen vendors each week.
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.
Our mobile market operates on Tuesdays & Thursdays in 2021; check out our Facebook page for the bi-weekly schedule!
We launched our mobile farmers' markets in 2019 with weekly pop-ups in the communities of St. Francis and Parmelee. In 2020, we expanded and visited sixteen communities across the Rosebud Reservation in August and September 2020, bringing you fresh local produce, indigenous ingredients, and pantry staples. In 2021, we are once again visiting communities across the Rosebud.
A collection of planting guides, recipes, and other resources!
We have always worked as part of a holistic ecosystem with a shared mission and shared values, but now we are making the relationship between our organizations more explicit and intentional. Learn more by visiting our new website. This website will remain active in the short term, but will be phased out in the coming months.