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Almanac Grain

Northern Ontario Wild Rice by Almanac Grain

Northern Ontario Wild Rice by Almanac Grain

Regular price $14.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $14.00 CAD
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300g bags (about 2 cups worth) 

Wild rice, traditionally known as manoomin in Ojibwe, has been harvested by Indigenous peoples in what is now Canada for millenia. These annual plants were historically harvested in the cold, pristine shallow waters of the Great Lakes region up to the aquatic areas of the Boreal Forest in Northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 

Traditionally, this crop would have been prepared by stewing the grains with deer broth and maple syrup, and then used like a stuffing for wild game.  

Despite its name, manoomin isn't truly rice at all, but a cereal. This grain's rich, nutty character makes it the perfect pairing with savoury dishes, fresh fish or as an addition for soups and salads.

Almanac Grain donates one dollar from each bag sold to Menòbideg, a new social enterprise founded by the Birch Bite restaurant in the Algonquin Anishinabeg community of Kitigan Zibi north of Ottawa. They are partnering with community educators to provide young Indigenous people with outdoor science learning opportunities.  This land based learning initiative will provide participants with experiential lessons in the outdoor classroom. Rooted in Anishinabe knowledge systems, the Menòbideg classes explore environmental science and earth stewardship from an Indigenous worldview.

Roast game bird or chicken, lake fish, or as a delicious addition to salads and blended with other rice dishes.

Almanac Grain is 34km from Dalmeny Acres

This product is sourced for Almanac Grain by the Depape family from Real McCoy Wild Rice in Kapuskasing Ontario and is 881km from Dalmeny Acres

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