“a store, a place where things are put away and kept”

Mazopiya is Healthy Living. An enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, we believe in natural, organic and local food and products, with a focus on Native American vendors, like our own Wozupi Tribal Gardens. We’re a natural food market — offering classes, a deli, catering, a coffee/juice/smoothie bar, and to-go meals.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support a healthy, sustainable community — environmentally, economically and socially. We focus on products that are locally produced and sourced. We provide exemplary customer service and the highest quality natural and organic foods.


What does “organic” mean?

Organic is better for you and the earth. Organic foods and products are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation to maintain the integrity of the food. Organic certification assures that a product has been grown and handled according to strict regulations set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Check out our Weekly Specials for great deals on fresh, seasonal organic produce.

Food Product Guidelines

We like local, real, and budget-conscious food. In our stores, you’ll find whole food choices and products, so you get what’s fresh, in-season, minimally-packaged, reasonably-priced, and produced by businesses with ethical practices, many of which are in our own community.

We look for:

We go for what’s pure. We avoid products containing high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, and nitrates. If is has been irradiated, we don’t want it on our shelves.

We don’t carry products with:

  • Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
  • Artificial or Chemical Sweeteners
  • Trans-Fats or Hydrogenated Oils

We believe happy animals mean happier food. Our meat and dairy products are free of artificial growth hormones and antibiotics, and meet the requirements of cage-free living conditions. We do not carry products that have been tested on animals. Exceptions to this rule are rare, and we’ll make sure to tell you about them if they’re necessary.

Caring for Unci Maka, Grandmother Earth, is at the heart of what the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) strives to do.  Mazopiya was built with geothermal climate control to minimize energy usage, and the pervious pavement surrounding the building prevents stormwater pollution. Mazopiya works with MealConnect for food rescue, reducing waste and connecting surplus meals with food-insecure neighbors. Learn more about how the SMSC’s NativeGreen initiative promotes a greener, more sustainable planet for all—now and for generations to come—through conservation, sustainability and self-sufficiency.