Organically Grown... It's the best!                       MacDougall's California Wild Rice                       Organically Grown... It's the best!

About - Sustainable Agriculture - Our Origins - Farming Practices

About MacDougall's California Wild Rice

MacDougall's Organic Wild Rice is produced in Northern California, where our commitment to sustainable agriculture is productive and ecologically sound. It is MacDougall's highest priority to promote and to protect our natural resources.

A farmer direct policy enables MacDougall's to provide a high standard of excellence as we market chemical free crops. Our hands on involvement in all phases of the operation affords us the ability to maintain consistent quality control in the areas of cultivation, processing and packaging. This is particularly important in the aroma and the taste of our finished grain. The pleasing, nutty, fragrance and flavor of MacDougall's Wild Rice is derived from the parching method used to process the grain in large roasting ovens. Similar to the curing technique used over the centuries by indigenous people in Minnesota and Canada, parching produces a finished grain with a long and virtually indefinite shelf life. When cooked, the exceptional flavor and fragrance speaks for itself.

Our Origins

MacDougall's Wild Rice is a third generation, family owned and operated business. A pioneering producer of wild rice in the state of California, the MacDougall clan and their descendants have been engaged in the business of diversified crop production and marketing for over fifty years. In 1976, a small amount of Wild Rice seed was transported from Minnesota in an ice chest and planted on the family farm in California. After several years of raising seed crops, the MacDougall family began to expand their Wild Rice farming acreage, planting and harvesting about 1,000 acres of Wild Rice at the height of production. In 1986, MacDougall's began to experiment with Organic growing techniques, becoming fully certified by California Certified Organic Farmers in 1989.