New labels! created by our daughter Kayla Jackson, Haskell Student/Artist
All batches to be finished must be at least 200 pounds. Please connect with other ricers to consider combining you wild rice to make the min. 200 pounds. Speak to Bruce 218-393-6902
The Made/Produced by American Indians trademark clearly identifies actual American Indian products from federally recognized tribes. Bruce is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tawny is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Northern Nevada. Together they manage the farm with their family and seasonal employed staff.
Creation stories found in oral tradition recount how the Anishinabe (Ojibwe) were introduced to manoomin, 'the food that grows on water'. Families continue to care for manomin throughout the year and celebrate the anticipation of a good harvest. (Artwork by Karen Savage-Blue)
Restaurants and indigenous entrepreneurs are highlighting harvested foods indigenous to turtle island. (North America). Wild Rice and Pure Maple Syrup are staples to the Anishinabe (Ojibwe) and Dakota diet. Seek out indigenous chefs and recipes. (photo of Yazzie the Chef, Brian Yazzie)
Harvesting wild rice is a part of Anishinabe way of life. Roasting wild rice is equally challenging. Knowledge of consistency and how the environment can affect your product requires a recipe. Bruce and the young people he has mentored have put in many hours perfecting the process. Thank you for your business and patience as we work to bring you vibrant food products.
Every season we invest in purchasing green rice from local Native American harvesters. Your purchase will directly go back into keeping this economy strong for generations to come.