Rice Production

Hello! It has been a beautiful summer here in Abbotsford, and the rice has been appreciated all the TLC. Our last update described the rice flowering process, since then the plants have exchanged pollen resulting in fertilization and concluding the reproductive phase. Now the grains are ripening and should be ready to harvest within the […]
Hello All,    Since our last post a lot has been happening on the farm. The plants have entered the reproductive stage of their life cycle, and soon all of them will be flowering.  In the photo you can see the pellicles, some of which have visible stamens (the pollen-producing part of the flower) just […]
Hello all! Summer is well underway and the rice is loving the mix of warm weather and intermittent moisture. Since our last update the rice has grown considerably, and isn’t done yet. This phase of the growth cycle is still referred to as the ‘vegetative stage’, where the plants are growing taller and putting out […]
It has been a little while since our last post. We finished planting rice last month and have been enjoying a beautiful Spring growing season in Abbotsford, BC. With everything in the ground, we’ve been keeping busy with weeding and maintenance. It doesn’t get any better than organic farming, does it? As always, let us […]
The weather has definitely changed, and with it we prepare to plant this season’s rice. Because of the chilly early Spring nights we experience here in British Columbia, we can’t simply plant seeds in the ground and wait for them to grow. We first grow trays of seedlings in a more temperate environment, allowing them […]
Here in British Columbia there are many reasons to be excited about the coming of Spring, and at Artisan SakeMaker the beginning of the new rice season ranks up there among the best of them. This year we are expanding production of our BC rice in an effort to meet customer demand. This past week […]