Location: Meridian, California
Farm Manager: Scott Park
In March 2014, Masaharu Noda of the Santa Cruz Farm contacted organic farmer, Scott Park about growing Natural Agriculture brown rice for Shumei. Scott Park began farming in 1974, organically in 1986, and started growing Natural Agriculture in 2014, dedicating 7 acres of his 1,460 acre farm to growing the first Natural Agriculture rice in the US. Much like the farmers practicing Shumei Natural Agriculture, Park Farming Organics makes a concerted effort to work with the environment instead of against it. They respect nature and value the health and well-being of their customers.