Gakwi:yo:h Farms

The mission of Gakwi:yo:h Farms is to address food security and food sovereignty through community engagement and wellness by implementing a Haudenosaunee approach to agricultural practices. Our goal is to produce healthy food, employ quality food processing procedures and make these foods available to our community members, from field to table. The foundation of our mission rests on the ability to positively impact our people, to contribute to a conscious shift toward healthier eating habits and to change the way we bring food into our homes.

As an agriculture initiative, our goal is to reconnect to the philosophy of our ancestors and pledge to promote the relationship between our people, our lands and the foods we eat. Just as our people have always understood and respected the value of our traditional foods, we acknowledge the value placed on healthy food - especially our white corn, which is an inherent part of our culture. By honoring the value of each corn stalk, each ear of white corn and each individual kernel, we increase our understanding and appreciation for who we are, as a people. At the same time, Seneca Nation Agriculture Department will be open to state of the art practices, equipment and industry standards to achieve the highest productivity possible to make the greatest impact on the health and well-being of our members.


Gakwi:yo:h Farms
13594 Taylor Hollow Road
Collins, NY 14034

Administrative offices
William Seneca Building
12837 Route 438
Irving, NY 14081

Phone: (716) 532-3194
Fax: (716) 532-8238

Gakwi:yo:h Farms Market Grand Opening

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Gakwi:yo:h Farms Market will host a grand opening event Wednesday, July 10th at 10 am at 13594 Taylor Hollow Road in Collins. The goal of the Market is to bring healthy, fresh produce and food to our community. During the grand opening event, there will be samples of bison corn soup made with Gakwi:yo:h Farms’ bison, beans, and hulled white corn. Samples of this year’s maple syrup will also be available.

The Market will host a variety of organically-grown, fresh, high-quality food products straight from the producers. Items include fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, bison, maple syrup, and white corn products from Gakwi:yo:h Farms. The Market will also supplement stock from local organic growers, namely Thorpes in East Aurora and Abers Acres in Kennedy, for items Gakwi:yo:h Farms cannot yet provide. The Market will accept various forms of payment: cash, check, credit/debit card, and Seneca Nation Health System Veggie Bucks. The Market is not able to accept SNAP benefits yet.

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Follow us on Facebook or register for our email list to find out what fresh produce is available at The Market. For any other information, call the Farm at 716-532-3194 or email us at gakwiyohfarms@sni.org.

Gakwi:yo:h Farms Market hours
Monday through Friday: Noon – 6pm 
Saturday: 9am – Noon