Our family is fortunate to live along the shore of beautiful Lake Athapapuskow. We are on the edge of the Canadian Shield and are surrounded by boreal forest. Our organic wild rice is grown in the pristine, isolated lakes of northern Manitoba, Canada. Its nutritional values and versatility may surprise you.
We are very proudly Canadian!
Try one of nature's great health foods.
Contrary to what many people believe, wild rice is not rice at all but a grass. Much of it sold today is grown in man made lakes or ponds(paddy rice), where the lakes are drained in the fall for harvest. Our rice is all grown in Manitoba, Canada's natural, pristine lakes which produce a longer, fuller darker grain. As our summer days are longer, our natural rice has the opportunity to mature to perfection. Our rice is certified organic through OPAM (Organic Producers Association of Manitoba).
Bagging the raw rice.
Our company is based out of the small community of Cranberry Portage in northern Manitoba, Canada. We live on the lake and are lucky enough to get our drinking water untreated directly from the lake as it is remarkably clean. It has been tested for impurities, but as we are surrounded by natural forest, there are no contaminants. My husband and his brothers have been harvesting wild rice for over 30 years now. Our children are starting to help out as well.
The start of the company came about as I wanted to share this versatile, nutritious health food with others. One of our first lakes harvested 30 years ago was Naosap Lake. Naosap is a Cree counting word meaning fourteen.
International actress and director Tantoo Cardinal was gracious enough to do a spot for Naosap Harvest. Thank you Tantoo.