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Nature's Gourmet Foods is the home of Nature's Wild Rice, a family-owned business. For over 40 years, Roger & Eleanor Loyson and Carol Porter have provided gourmet foods to chefs and various customers across America.

We are still dedicated to our original mission of enhancing your life by providing you with high quality, healthy gourmet foods. We want to be the trusted source as your direct supplier of lake, river and paddy wild rice, rice blends, and other fine gourmet foods. Our selection is perfect for cooks and chefs who like a variety of interesting and healthy foods.

Nature's Wild Rice Co. was founded in 1980 when Eleanor assisted local wild rice processors needing help in marketing their wild rice from the growers. The farmers were interested in growing and harvesting the finest wild rice that Minnesota had to offer, but were not knowledgeable on how to market their product. Eleanor, who had previously worked for the telephone company, as a directory assistant and long distance operator, was able to easily locate and communicate with the food purchasing agents and chefs across America.

We started with one product, wild rice, and as soon as our chefs saw the fine quality, they asked us to source other fine products for them from around the world. Today we have a large variety products to choose from! We have also expanded into special packaging for distributors and have smaller packaging for the home consumer. We are happy to sell our customers one pound or a semi-load, whatever their needs may be.

You will always reach a friendly voice on the phone at 1-800-222-5085 or 1-218-751-5564 during our office hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST. Please share our website with your friends and family - (or We are always happy to hear from new customers interested in healthy eating!

harvesting wild rice on Rice Lake in Minnesota