Business Profile
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • July 2011

Why buy Oneida, why buy local? All of our products and services are open to the public.

Local markets are good for our health, good for our natural resources, good for our economy and good for our community. People enjoy the benefits of local, seasonal and sustainable grown and produced foods. Local markets help small farmers keep their family farms in agriculture rather than selling their land for urban sprawl. Local farmers farming with "Best Use" agricultural practices help keep our soil, water and air clean.

Food security is quickly becoming a priority as we read about food contamination, pesticides, chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, animal diseases, genetically modified seeds, and inhumane industrial farm practices. As food costs increase due to higher fuel costs, there is more hunger and disparity in access to food. Local communities can take the initiative to protect their food sources and the environment around them to ensure a healthy and abundant food supply.

The Oneida Nation Farm operates a cattle and bison operation, from our farm to your table. No steroids, hormones, antibiotics or animal byproducts are used. The Oneida Nation Farm features a "Point-of-Origin" cow-calf pasture, a beef feedlot, and pastured bison herd. The apple orchard has 40 acres of orchard with 26 different varieties. It has a variety of local meats such as: Black Angus and buffalo steaks, roasts and hamburgers. In addition they have fresh produce such as: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweet corn, squash and pumpkins.

Tsyunhehkwa (joon-hey-qwa) program is a culturally and community based agricultural entity of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The program consists of two components, agricultural and cannery. The Agricultural component is located on a certified organic 80-acre site, which provides grass-fed beef, free range poultry, farm fresh eggs and organic produce. The cannery processes not only our products, but items produced by other areas of the Nation and the Community.

Oneida Food Distribution Program (OFDP) provides a well-balanced food package, and has been distributing USDA food for more than 23 years. They assist low income households and elderly individuals receive a monthly food package. The Food Distribution Program serves: Outagamie, Brown, Kewanee, Door and Manitowoc counties.

Oneida Comprehensive Health Division assists in the connection between diet and health through numerous departments and projects such as: wellness coaching, general education and the elderly diabetic luncheon.

Oneida Farmers Market is located at the One Stop parking lot at W180 Hwy 54, Oneida. The Market runs every Thursday from June through October and operates from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

So buy your natural Black Angus meat from the Oneida Farm, your produce from the Oneida Apple Orchard, and get your certified organic produce and food processing needs from the Tsyunhehkwa program. For more information regarding the OCIFS programs, please visit us at our web site http://www.oneidanation.org/ocifs. Your satisfaction is the difference!

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