During the Colonial Period, coastal South Carolina was the largest producer of rice in America. The crop arrived in the area around 1685. Rice was soon on its way to becoming the area's main cash crop. In fact there were at least one hundred MAJOR rice plantations in the region, rice remained a dominant commodity on the coastal rivers of South Carolina until the end of the Civil War, when production started a long decline due to a loss of labor and working capital. Our rice is very aromatic and represents the best of the long rice growing traditions of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.