(Dakota for Maple Syrup)
The Shakopee Mdewankton Sioux Community, nestled along the bountiful lands of the Minnesota River Valley, started Wozupi Tribal Gardens to help promote a healthy, local community. Wozupi carries on the tradition of harvesting maple sap from the sugar maple trees early each spring.
Using this product supports the preservation of naturally occurring sugar maple forests. Enjoy this traditional sweetener with breakfast, salads, meats, vegetables, or deserts.
Wozupi is an organic farm committed to growing food in a way that nourishes the earth, the community, and people’s minds and bodies. The farm grows vegetables, herbs, and fruit, produces maple syrup, and uses honeybees to pollinate the plants. All Wozupi produce is USDA-certified organic.
Wozupi is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized, sovereign Native American tribe located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Since opening in 2010, Wozupi, which means “garden” in the Dakota Language, has encompassed the tribe’s focus on being a good neighbor, good employer, and good steward of the earth.