Our mission is to offer unique, specialty natural foods and gift products which represent our cultural heritage for the benefit of over 10,000 members of the Red Lake Nation
Red Lake Nation Foods is wholly owned and operated by members of the Red Lake Nation. They specialize in producing and distributing a variety of natural and organic food products. The company has a strong commitment to preserving traditional Native American foods and promoting sustainable agriculture.
Red Lake Nation Foods was established in 2005 with the goal of creating economic opportunities for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians while promoting healthy food choices within their community and beyond. The company focuses on utilizing traditional agricultural practices and incorporating indigenous ingredients to create high-quality products.
One of their most well-known products is wild rice, which is considered a staple food in many Native American diets. Red Lake Nation Foods works with their own tribally owned farm as well as other local farmers to sustainably harvest and process wild rice. They offer a range of wild rice products, including cultivated wild rice, a basmati blend, quick cook and soup bits.
In addition to wild rice, Red Lake Nation Foods produces other food items such as jams, jellies, syrups, gluten-free wild rice flour, pancake mix, fish batter and other mixes. They prioritize using natural and organic ingredients, free from additives and artificial preservatives. Their products are often non-GMO and gluten-free, catering to a wider range of dietary needs and preferences.
If you’re looking for a unique gift, many of the wide variety of Red Lake Nation Foods items are distributed as gift baskets. From their “Lower Red Lake” gift basket, featuring a little of everything, to “Lake Emerald,” with all dry mixes and “Manoomin River,” which shares a variety of their Wild Rice products.
By focusing on sustainable agriculture, promoting traditional foods, and creating economic opportunities for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake Nation Foods serves as a model for indigenous-led enterprises. They strive to preserve their cultural heritage while offering nutritious and high-quality food choices to consumers.