U.S. rice got its start more than 300 years ago in the coastal region of the Carolinas and many are once again growing the heirloom varieties that made the region the first rice capital of the U.S. First, Michael & Lesley talk with Craig Sasser, refuge manager at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge that includes the Hasty Point Plantation and their still operating rice fields. Then it’s back to the Fancy Food Show in NYC where Michael visited with growers from South Carolina’s White House Farms and North Carolina’s Tidewater Grain Company.
- Craig Sasser, Refuge Manager, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Paul Quattlebaum and Griffith James, White House Farms
- Tommy Wheeler and Tommy Mitchell, Tidewater Grain Company