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)

                Arborio

                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

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