• food,  Health,  Los Angeles


    The secret to healthier rice is in the soil,” boasts Johnny Hunter, president of Castor River Farms, whose family has cultivated premium quality sustainably grown grains for the Delta Region of Southeast Missouri since 1954. Castor River Farms was exhibited at the 39th annual Natural Products Expo West & Engredea, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event March 5-9, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Hunters manufacture their products without tilling, burning or flooding their precious soil or using fungicides or insecticides.

    The Hunter Family employs sophisticated conservation practices that have helped ensure that their land will prosper for generations to come. Castor River Farms uses the “cover crops method” to protect their soil’s health and fertility. The result is a thicker crop bed, which absorbs more water, with less top-soil run-off.

    The farm’s “no tilling method” lowers top-soil erosion which reduces the quantity of water needed to irrigate their fields. They use less fuel for their agricultural machines yielding less carbon-emissionsfrom the farms. “We are hands-on from seed to shelf to ensure every bag is filled with premium grains,” says Mr. Hunter.

    Whether you are craving the fluffy and rapidly cooked goodness of white rice or the nutty flavor and bran filled deliciousness of brown rice, you’ll value its impact on your diet. 

    “Our farm’s long grain rice provides a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibers which is very important to our health conscious customers. I love to cook our rice for my family, and you will too,” says Mr. Hunter.

    Naturally gluten-free, Castor River Farms’ rice is a wholesome choice for consumers with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Other benefits include:

    •         Fiber:            Helps the digestive system.

    •         Potassium:    Helps lower blood pressure. 

    •         Folate           Helps new cells develop; which is especially important for growing kids.

    •         Phosphorus: Helps build strong bones.

    •         Magnesium:  Helps keep nerves working properly.

    An active member of its community, the Castor River Farms family is philanthropically focused and participates each year in the “18 Fore Life Golf Tournament” that benefits the local V-Foundation whose own team of doctors is focused on cancer research.

    How to Get Castor River Farms Products:

    Distributors including Paris Brothers, Cohen Foods, Jim Riley and The Brenmar Company are currently on board delivering to prestigious stores including Hy-Vee, Fresh Thymes Farmers Market, Schnucks, Dierbergs Markets, Cosentino’s, Local Harvest, Herban Market, Smokers Market, New Dawn, amongst others.

    The company also offers e-commerce options on its own website or on Amazon.  

    Castor River Farms is a Missouri based, family-operated farm dedicated to freshness, sustainability and quality products. Intended to improve lives through better foods, Castor River Farms sells premium white and brown long-grain rice.