We are excited to offer real wild rice harvested by our close friends (sometimes with our help) in northern Minnesota during good rice harvest years. This wild rice is hand-harvested and cured using traditional methods. Harvesting wild rice is a physically demanding process involving "beating" the rice into open canoes with hand-held sticks. Once gathered, our rice is then parched (roasted) over a wood fire. This traditional process creates a superior rice that has more depth of flavor. Commercially grown rice is often cultivated in paddies and typically parched using a gas-fire system, which imparts a different flavor to the rice. You can purchase our wild rice at the Wausau Farmer's Market (Bull Falls or Winter Market) while supplies last, or by contacting us directly. Bulk discounts are available.