Sandhill Organic Wild Rice is a single origin product. Much of the wild rice found in the market place comes from a milling facility, which combines product from a conglomerate of farmers from various regions and cultural practices. Sandhill Organic Wild Rice, being of single origin, is assuredly consistent and premium. It is grown in the fertile valley beneath the Warner Mountain Range on a multi-generational family farm and ranch. Alturas Ranches, home of Sandhill Wild Rice, is beautifully situated in Northern California, surrounded by preserved wildlife habitat.
Alturas Ranches primary focus is on the health of the land. We have established, converted, and continue to develop vast fields of conventionally farmed ground to organic land. Our cattle operations work closely with the Savory Institute, practicing regenerative grazing methods. We believe in and see the fruit of our labor through grazing practices that add carbon back into our soil. We believe our farming and ranching practices can work together to grow the microbiology in our soils and thus increase the nutrient density of the crops we cultivate.
Sandhill Wild Rice is a partnership between Alturas Ranches and Andean Naturals. Andean Naturals is a strictly gluten free cleaning and packing facility in California. They have amaing and unique relationships with farmers in the Andes with a commitment to sustain traditional quinoa cultivation, which in turn supports local Bolivian communities. We have partnered together to clean, bag and present this gluten free superfood on your local shelves.
Why the Sandhill name
Sandhill Wild Rice is named for the migratory Sandhill Cranes which make their habitat in our paddies. We pride ourselves on our organic practices which, amongst other more obvious benefits, further the health and wellbeing of these beautiful birds. The crane, in Chinese and Japanese culture, is a symbol for longevity, peace, and good-fortune: all of which are promoted through the consumption of this native superfood.