A Rich History

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 family 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.

Checking the crop for readiness to harvest.

Checking the crop for readiness to harvest.