Visit Iotsi'tsison Forever Farm For U-Pick And The Farm Stand
She:kon from the ancestral homelands of the Kanien'kehá:ka
The WaterfallUnityAlliance is sending you our best wishes and support of your manifestations and growth as we celebrate this new moon. The universal energies have been guiding us to look within and surrender to the frequencies of expansion. At this time in our Grandmother's new moon phase, we’d like to share some exciting clarity on the opening of the Iotsi’tsison Forever Farm!
We’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge that we have not been able to share our gratitude to you all for your participation and support of the 2023 WaterfallUnity Festival, as fully as we’d like to. We have a very small team and are actively debriefing the high amount of energy created from the festival. Nia:wen for your patience.
We had a soft opening to the public of Iotsi’tsison Forever Farm the week before the WaterfallUnity Festival. U-Pick and the farm stand are open to visitors 9am-5pm Wed-Sun every week. As you all come to visit, it is important to us that visitors drive very slowly out of respect for our children who are outside being kids. At this time, we are picking blueberries and blackberries with the exception of some raspberries who’ve made a comeback. Bring your families and smiling faces to come and share the gratitude of these beautiful lands.
Click here to read more words about the opening of the farm stand written by Kawenniiosta Jock.
At the farm stand, we are selling produce that includes squash, zucchini, cucumbers, blueberries and blackberries. In addition to offering fresh produce we are honored to be supporting Kanien’kehá:ka medicine woman and creator of Canoe Woman Herbs, Alicia Cook. Alicia’s knowledge of medicines has provided healing for a lot of our people. Canoe Woman Herbs products we have available include salves, elderberry elixir, loose leaf teas, and sage bundles.
We are grateful to have begun our business partnership with Buttons, creator of Soulight Rising. Buttons is a friend, supporter, Board Member of Permatours, and kick-ass volunteer for the Waterfall Unity Alliance. Magic Ish Spice Mix is a recipe passed down from her lineage that Button’s has the honor to be able to share with the world. 2 0z. and 3 oz. jars of “the ish that goes on everything” is available for purchase.
Visit this weekend to sample Magic Ish Dip :)
None of our berries have been sprayed this year, nor will they ever be. We are in the process of allowing our Mother Earth to heal as we commit to transitioning Iotsi’tsison Forever Farm to all organic, non-GMO, along with using regenerative agricultural and agroforestry practices. We appreciate your patience as we take in every moment of this beautiful process. It has taken us some time to get things moving and we are always deeply grateful for all the guidance, relationships, partnerships, and volunteers that have manifested.
Volunteers are welcome anytime, as long as we connect with you ahead of time. (Our website is under construction, so for the time being, send us an email.) Berry-picking, trimming, weeding, and mowing are a few tasks we need help with for farm up-keep, though we are open to any skills you may have to offer.
Nia:wen for your time and we look forward to hosting you at Iotsi'tsison Forever Farm!
We hope this week's newsletter inspired you today. As always, the WaterfallUnityAlliance says nia:wen to you for your support. Be sure to check out our Facebook page, Instagram, website and Tiktok located below.
Oneh (Until we meet again)