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

Maple Weekend: March 23rd & 24th

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Join us at our Maple Weekend! Learn about the maple syrup making process, from tree identification to syrup and candy tasting. Most activities take place outside. Please dress for the weather.

Some activities include:

A look into the traditional maple practices of our ancestors
Sugar Maple tree identification
Sap collection
Transplanting Sugar Maple trees
Boiling sap demonstration in Sugar Shack
Splitting wood for the fire
Preserving ashes for traditional use
Taste testing sap, syrup, sugar, and candy
Cooking demonstrations

Email us for more information. 

Maple Weekend 2019