Due to COVID-19, the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) will give away seeds & trees to the Akwesasne community similar to what was done last year. Starting Thursday, April 15, 2021 until Thursday, April 22, 2021, ATFE will take orders for seeds/trees over the phone and bundle the seed/tree packages together for you. On Saturday, April 24, 2021, you may pick up your bundle of seeds & trees at the former IGA building from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Note the traffic pattern for April 24, 2021 (click link below to view). For safety, all traffic will be required to use the main entrance at the traffic lights. You will then proceed to the canopy to pick up your seed order. You will remain in your vehicle and the ATFE volunteers will bring your order out. After you have received your order, please leave using the designated lane to the traffic lights.

The following varieties are available (please tell us what you want in this order):

red seed potatoes, white seed potatoes, green beans, yellow beans, kidney beans, zucchinis, field pumpkin, baby pam pumpkin, buttercup Squash, Sweet Corn, Traditional short-nose (stuffed nose) white corn, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, sweet peas, snow peas, onion sets, beets, rutabagas, radishes, carrots, white beans, Haudenosaunee crooked neck squash, spaghetti squash, and sunflower seeds. You are only able to order one variety of potatoes.

This year we are offering a few varieties of trees and shrubs. We will limit trees to 5 trees per person per species:

  • White Cedar
  • Hazelnut
  • Sugar Maple
  • Elderberry

To order, call 518-333-0228. When leaving a message, clearly state your name and phone number and we will return your call. If you prefer emailing your order, use Make sure you have your phone number on the email. We will not call you back, unless we have a question about your order.

You must pre-order! To protect Akwesasne and minimize contact, no orders will be taken in person on the day of the seed pickup. Please understand that we have limited quantities of seeds and may not have everything on the list when you call.