Who We Are
Our name comes from our Grandmothers teachings, Mino Mashkiki, meaning Good Medicine. We are a Native owned and operated business. Our farm is focused on soil health, we strive to farm in a way that reduces negative impacts to the ecosystem in which we live and farm. All of our Products are planted and or harvested by hand with the help of our family and community. Our ancestors traveled to this area in search of the “food that grows on water” or the wild rice native to Minnesota. They became some of the very first agriculturalists on the land that we now live and farm. We were taught by our grandmother to gather local plants to make natural medicines. This includes food medicines such as wild rice, maple sap, berries etc. as well as herbal medicines for a wide variety of ailments.
Our philosophy is that good, clean food is the best medicine for your body and mind. We incorporate companion/pollinator plantings or cover crops into all of our farm crop rotations in order to enhance soil health, optimize plant production and provide pollinator habitat.
“My Ancestors have taught me that Food is Medicine. High quality food nourishes your body and mind and is the best method to prevent a variety of ailments”
— David Wise, owner Native Wise LLC
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