CAROLINA PLANTATION RICE is proud to offer certified South Carolina-grown “Carolina Gold” rice. “Carolina Gold” is only truly authentic when it is grown in the Carolinas.
History of the golden grain: In 1685, a distressed merchant ship paid for repairs in Charleston with a small quantity of rice seed from Madagascar. Dr. Henry Woodward planted the seed in South Carolina, beginning the state’s 200 year history as the leading rice producer in the United States. At the turn of the century, rice cultivation ended in the Low Country South because of a weak market, inadequate machinery, and competition from the Gulf States.