At Xinachtli (sheen-ach-tlee / ʃinaːtʃtɬi)
We celebrate the power of seeds and the ancient knowledge of our ancestors. Our name, derived from the Nahuatl language, means “seed” – a powerful symbol of growth and potential.
Inspired by the tireless work and resilience of our elders and grandparents, we honor their legacy by transforming maize and cacao into delicious and nutritious foods.
Guided by the memory of ancient civilizations built on the foundations of corn, we strive to preserve and share authentic flavors and traditions.
Located in the breathtaking territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, our project blossomed from a seed that originated in central Mexico.
In a world dominated by globalization, industrialization, and colonization, we recognize the importance of preserving authenticity and traditional foods and agriculture.
Unlike many commercial food products, we refuse to use hybrid or GMO seeds that harm the earth, our well-being, and our culture.
Instead, we work with sustainably grown, pesticide-free, and synthetic fertilizer-free native Mexican maize and cacao varieties.
Using traditional techniques and in small batches, we create great-tasting and healthy foods that nourish both body and soul.