This is a picture of our setting for our 1st Annual Garden Party. We had a wonderful time with friends and family(...and the cows, pig, chickens and goats).
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We're happy to let any Shreveport area customers know that we are now available in a local store! Thanks to the people at
Cuban Liquor and Gourmet Shoppe!!
Stop by their store to pick up your Cajun Grain rice and grits!
We are looking for a couple of interns to help with our spring CSA. If you are interested in trying your hand at vegetable farming and learning the CSA model of moving the farm's bounty, please consider spending a season with us! We are looking to expand our CSA offerings due to the local interest. We will have a place to stay on the farm and a monthly stipend earned from the CSA enrollment.
We hope by the end of the intern's first season, or year, we hope they are ready to tackle the opportunity of developing their own farm where ever they choose to live! There is a great need in the near future for local farmers to be producing quality food for communities around the country.
If interested, call and talk to Kurt
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
balance the energy
For a couple of years, we've been in collaboration with a scientist to find out how we can increase the nutrition of the rice on our farm in the most natural, gentle method possible. We have reached our goals, and are proud to say that our rice from 2010 and our rice from 2011 have both surpassed a group of other national brown rice brands in protein levels.
We look at growing food as an art. Any plant that is reasonably healthy can produce "fruit". However, it is an art to create the near-perfect environment for that plant to utilize the resources available and translate that into a "fruit" that will nourish the body.
We have finally reached our ultimate goal of having evidence-based research showing that how we grow our food affects its nutritional content. Also, with the special care we give in processing your rice, this insures that the optimum vitamin and mineral content stays within the bran. As time allows, we would like to apply these methods into vegetable production.
We were going to name this rice Zen rice, but, decided ultimately that we would just stick with the tried and true name, Cajun Grain. Maybe zen could be a descriptive word, as it embodies the essence of the energy our rice holds. Let it recharge your cells and rejuvenate your spirit!
First, our rice is NOT organic, but we are making strides in using less and less inputs on our rice. With jasmine being an aromatic rice, it sends out a nutty aroma when being cooked. We stamp the date on the bag so you can see when the rice was freshly milled.
Our rice is available at these Louisiana locations:
Lafayette: Fresh Pickins store
Baton Rouge: Red Stick Farmer's Mkt.
Fresh Pickens store
New Orleans: Crescent City Fmrs. Mkt.
Hollygrove Market & Farm
Cash & Carry Farmer's Mkt.
1. Add 2 c. water with 1 c. rice, add a pinch of salt.
2. Bring to a boil; cook water down to level of rice; turn down to low heat while putting the lid on.
3. Cook for about 25 minutes. Play with the time to cook to your liking.
4. Remove from heat. Let sit, covered, for an extra 5-10 minutes.