January is National Soup Month, so if you’re searching for an easy recipe to celebrate with, I have just what you’re looking for! Three Sisters Harvest Vegetable soup, which showcases the bounty of local foods from Ontario County in the Finger Lakes and features the principal crops of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people.

There is one sister of the three who is the star of this soul warming Native American soup recipe, and that’s the Iroquois hulled white corn from the Iroquois White Corn Project. Sorry little sisters, but you’ll understand when you’re older. The Iroquois White Corn Project is an "agri-cultural" non-profit business located at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, N.Y., and run by Friends of Ganondagan. All their products are non-GMO, gluten free, and have a low glycemic index making them a wonderful and nutritious food source. 

Corn has long been a food staple of the Haudenosaunee people, and together with beans and squash are referred to as the food that “sustains us.” You can always read the Legend of the Three Sisters to find out more, but first, check out this video to see how to cook this delicious and simple soup!

Now that you know what to eat for dinner during National Soup Month, ladle up a hearty bowl of Three Sisters Harvest Vegetable Soup and sustain yourself this January. Want the recipe? Click here! Want more Finger Lakes foodie news? Sign up!