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 a variety of vegetables and fruits, and operates a maple syrup boiling facility. All produce grown at Wozupi is USDA-certified organic.
Wozupi Tribal Gardens is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Since opening in 2010, Wozupi—which means “garden” in the Dakota Language—has encompassed the tribe’s focus of being a good neighbor, good employer, and good steward of the earth. Learn how the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community promotes a greener, more sustainable planet for all—now and for generations to come—through its NativeGreen initiative, which promotes conservation, stewardship, and self-sufficiency.
What We Do
Vegetables Wozupi grows open-pollinated, certified organic produce. We are committed to building our soils through crop rotation, cover crops, and compost, which are imperative to growing organic, nutrient-dense produce.
Orchard Managing a certified-organic orchard, Wozupi grows a variety of native fruits, including juneberries, elderberries, chokecherries, and wild plums, as well as varieties of apples and pears.
Native Edible Plants Our farm is dedicated to growing meaningful quantities of edible native plants. These plants include tipsiŋna (prairie turnips), mdo (ground nuts), and psiŋ (wild onions).
Sugarbush We make maple syrup from a nearby woodland, using a state-of-the-art vacuum pump sugaring system with over 500 trees tapped.