Slater Farms (Brett & Karen Slater) is the home of “Rainfed Rice” and is grown and milled in Northern Rivers region of NSW, a certified biodynamic farm where crops are naturally rain irrigated, saving critical water resources.
This rain fed rice is a variety called Tachiminori, a Japanese 'upland' rice requires no irrigation, however it does enjoy the humidity, perfect for the Northern Rivers Region of NSW, which has an annual rainfall of 1000mm. With most of that falling between January and March. To make use of the summer rains, the Slaters plant their rice in January with new harvest occurring in May.
This amazing white rice, polished on Farm, is a true multipurpose rice. For dishes that need to be a bit sticky, like sushi or risotto, just do a quick rinse. For that extra fluffy rice, give it a good old rise, with three or four rinses not being excessive.
Certification: Demeter# 717
Product repacked by Sovereign Foods in compostable bags.
Our Bags are made from brown recycled paper and have a 100% natural corn-based compostable biofilm. All you need to do is pop off the label before you put it in your compost (We are looking for a cost-effective compostable solution to our labels). These bags are a good short term but are not completely airtight. When you get your goodies home, be sure to pop your products into a jar and store them in a cool, dry place out of sunlight. You can reuse these bags around the house as a short-term solution to keep things dry and reduce air contact.
Product packed in a facility using equipment Shared with products that contain Nuts, Soy and Gluten