My Trip to Chico, California Rice Country

I was the guest of the Josiassen family. It was a superb experience

Friday:  Sunwest’s Wild Rice Plant

            Sunwest’s White Rice Mill

            Sunwest’s Packaging Plant

 Saturday:  Rice Harvesting:  Gorrill Ranch- Mike Denny (Manager)

                 Darrell Henry (Operator)

                 Variety Harvested- Akita Komachi (Japanese Variety)

                 Variety Tour-   Calmochi 101 (sweet rice)

                 Aro Calrojo (aromatic red rice)

                California Medium (M206, M205)


                Calmati 201 (Calif. Basmati variety)

                Calhikari (Calif. Koshikari variety)

                Lundberg Family Farms – They are the worlds leading marketer of Organic Products

                         White and Brown Rices

                         Rice cakes

                         Packed ready to eat products

                        Rice chips (plain and flavored)

              Butte County Rice Growers- BUCRA is their local cooperative that supplies fertilizer, chemicals, fuel, drying and storage.

                My friends own Josiassen Farms and they grow specialty and conventional varieties for Sunwest. They also provide their own drying and storage for specialty varieties that are marketed thru Sunwest and its’ growers.

Chico Calif August 2009

Cooking With Curt Jossasien

Curt & Caroline Josiassen at home cooking

Michele with Curt & Rick's parents


One thought on “My Trip to Chico, California Rice Country

  1. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with
    us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information.
    I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Exceptional blog and brilliant style and design.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s