The perfect gift for an ancestral foodie!!! Conscious sourcing while taking care of mother earth and your health!!
Items are available individually or as a gift basket.
- 1 pound bag of Brown Tepary Beans from Ramona Farms
- 1 pound bag of freshly roasted Cafetzin from Quetzalco-op
- 4.4 oz pound bag of Ancient Granola from Sana Sana Foods
- 12.7 oz bag of Pumpkin Atole from Pinole Blue
- 12.7 oz bag of Blue Corn Pinole from Pinole Blue
- 8.5 oz bag of Endurobites from Pinole Blue
- .5 pound bag of Mesquite Flour from San Xavier Co-op (OUT OF STOCK)
- .5 pound bag of Cholla Buds from San Xavier Co-op (also available in a 1 pound bag) (OUT OF STOCK)
6 oz bag of Popped Amaranth by Sana Sana Foods
**When youn order the Indigenous Food Basket, you also receive recipes by Chef Maria Parra Cano
More about the source:
Ramona Farms - Ramona’s American Indian Foods, LLC is a Native American (Akimel O’Odham) business. The tepary bean has been handed down for countless generations amongst my Akimel O’Odham (River People, Pima) people and our cousins the Tohono O’Odham (Desert People). The bavi or tepary bean, is the most drought adapted species of bean in the world. The bavi is high in soluble fiber and protein and is a low glycemic index food.
The “Ramona Farms” line of products includes Wheat Berries, Wheat Pinoles, Wheat Flour, Corn Pinole, Cornmeal, Corn Flour, Corn Grits, Cornmeal, Corn Polenta, Black Eyed Peas, Garbanzo Beans as well as Black, Brown and White Tepary Beans. The products are grown, harvested, processed, packaged and shipped to you from right here on our farm in Sacaton, Arizona.
Quetzalco-op : We established the TIANKIZCO in the heart of downtown Phoenix as a Continental Center of Indigenous Commerce and Culture, establishing a context and venue to map out and implement a set of strategies to take our place in the global economy, on our own terms. In this process, the bean by bean, cup by cup, bag by bag, marketing system of creating and sustaining an international infrastructure which is linked to sustainable local economies in the coffee business now is known as the QuetzalCo-op housed in the urban center of Phoenix, Arizona at the headquarters of TONATIERRA. As criteria the QuetzalCo-op engages holistically with Cooperatives of Indigenous Peoples and grassroots communities from sister communities in Mexico and Guatemala who are part of the Fair Trade Coffee networks of coffee producers. We work within a dynamic of establishing not just an economic relationship based on the exchange of coffee, but in realization of continental cultural solidarity as Indigenous Peoples. The intent is to build collectively an intergenerational infrastructure of mutual cultural respect and benefit that can lead to further development of strategies and projects to move our families out of marginalization and towards self-determination.Today this tradition is carried forward by QuetzalCo-op with our Cafétzin. We purchase our coffee at or above the fair trade value from the growers of our sister organizations of Indigenous Peoples and fair trade associations. Always fresh roasted, the deep, rich and supremely satisfying taste of Cafétzin comes from not only from the high grade coffee from these imported sources, but also from the knowledge that there is the “taste of justice in every cup.”
PINOLE IS AN ANCIENT RECIPE SINCE THE TIME OF THE AZTECS: Pinole, ground up & roasted cornmeal, can be used in drinks or as replacement flour for baking. However, it’s best known for fueling long-distance runners, the Tarahumara, in Mexico.
ON-THE-GO ENERGY FOR RUNNERS, BIKERS, HIKERS, OR ANY ATHLETE: Pinole is the perfect source of all-natural energy to power you through to the finish line or to the top of a mountain. Simply add it to your water, milk, or smoothie and go!
GREAT SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS & PERFECT FOR POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY: Identical to the antioxidants found in blueberries, Pinole contains iron, which is needed for the growth & repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Perfect for recovery!
COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES FOR LONG-LASTING FUEL: Consuming carbs during endurance activities can boost performance by providing the body with constant fuel. Complex carbs break down over a longer period of time, giving your body long-lasting energy.
HANDMADE & PACKAGED IN THE USA: All our products are handmade & packaged in Wichita, Kansas with all-natural, organic, non-GMO, & gluten-free ingredients. All blue corn is sourced directly from Chihuahua, Mexico. Part of sales donated to Tarahumaras.
San Xavier Co-op
Mission Statement: The San Xavier Cooperative Association is committed to healthy farming practices and growing traditional crops to support the cultural and environmental values, as well as support economic development within the community.
The San Xavier Cooperative Farm considers the following aspects (and others) of the Tohono O’odham Himdag, or Way of Life, to ensure that decisions in the farm’s rehabilitation project are consistent with the culture.
Respect For Land
* Improve health of land each year through wise use of available resources, including CAP water
* Use existing topographical characteristics of land in determining designs and water systems
* Analyze results of soil tests…
* Avoid use of herbicides, pesticides, and other harmful substances.
Sacredness Of Water
* While CAP water has value, the Tohono O’odham culture teaches the younger generations
that water is sacred, as the culture is built around the calling for, and celebration of, the coming of rain
* Harvest rainwater
* Dilute CAP water to avoid damage to soil
* Perform ceremonies of thanks for all water
Respect For Elders
* Serve as a venue for Elders to pass on traditional knowledge about farming and the Himdag
* Make traditional food crops available to help the community achieve a state of wellness
* Provide volunteers to help distribute of seasonal harvests
* Create stronger ties throughout the community, especially between Elders and younger generations
Respect For Animals
* Acknowledge the usefulness of animals who pollinate crops, aerate the soil, and rejuvenate the mineral content of the land
* Develop a farm plan that includes attracting pollinators to assist with growing crops
* Include the assistance of underground animals and micro biotic organisms in the plan for the successful growing of crops
* Use a method of controlling “pests” that do not harm the beneficial animals
Respect For Plants
* Provide opportunities to enhance successful harvests with ceremonies throughout the growing season
* Grow crops that were developed by those “Who Have Gone Before”, which supplemented the foods of the tohono we collected
* Grow crops, such as wild flowers and native plants, whose seed can be sold for use in rehabilitating the land
* Grow mesquite trees, which can provide food, be used for building purposes, as firewood, for the construction of furniture, and as material for artisans