Green wild rice is generally purchased at the harvest site. Buyers can be agents for value-added processor or wholesalers or are buying for their own wild rice processing operations.
The harvest in central Minnesota for 2011 is finished. This year's harvest was described in interviews as fair to poor due to higher water levels in particular during the spring, when the wild rice germinates. The harvested rice converted better than last year, and yields of 48% were reported. Please email us for more information.