We just finished a remarkable season of collecting chokecherries for our wild chokecherry jelly & syrups. In just 11 days from our first berry purchase, we were able to meet quota, just like that! Our warehouse was mad busy. It has been a real bumper year for wild fruits. We are excited to see what the harvesters bring us for plums, grapes & highbush cranberries. Hopefully, everyone is out there having a good time & remembering to be mindful of your neighbors & the animals when harvesting fruits. We need to save some for the long over winter which isn’t too far away. Birds, squirrels, deer & bears use these same fruits to add to their stash so they can survive the harsh winters we all know & love in northern Minnesota. We spent a moment thanking the Creator for offering such great abundance. We also thank the wonderful families that took their children out & educated them on harvesting wild fruit. You are touching your ancestors when you practice these traditions. There is nothing better than seeing a whole family out there, helping each other out & bringing us the fruits of your labor. We know its hard work. That’s why we ask that you CALL us at 1-888-225-2108 to be certain that we need more fruit and your hard work doesn’t go to waste. That last sentence was completely silly. How could having a few pounds of fresh indigenous wild fruit on your hands ever be considered a waste? You can make your own jelly, syrup or even share it with friends & family. Be creative. Stay positive! Happy Harvest to everyone! We can do this together. Miigwech!
We had a fabulous harvest year for our Manoomin (Wild Rice)! Did you know that we are the only tribe in the US that grows & harvests its own wild rice? We are happy to share our gifts of the season with you! Red Lake Nation Foods works annually with our local fruit harvesters to provide fresh, hand harvested wild fruit from the forests of northern Minnesota. Our small batch jellies, jams & syrups are made from these harvests & we are excited to share them with you again.