Yes, rice can grow in central New York! We started building a paddy, water supply pond and water control systems in 2010 and by 2012 became the only commercial grower of rice in New York. For 2016 we are harvesting Yukihikari, a short grain brown rice which plumps up on cooking and stays softer when cooled. Our customers are always amazed at how much better our rice tastes than commercial varieties! Fresh and Local!!
SORRY - our 2016 crop is SOLD OUT! We will be planting in spring, 2017, ready to sell in October.