Our Mission

Since 1995, we have pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China, into the US market. Each rice varietal is distinguished by its terroir and treasured for its distinctive cooking quality, taste, texture, aroma, color, and nutritional value.

We founded Lotus Foods with the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which were being pushed out of production, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living. We are the only US-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries and provide them a means of economic support through access to a global marketplace economy.

A small company with a big mission, we have become a leader in the specialty rice category, and perhaps what is most important to us is that we have made a big difference in the quality of life of our family farm suppliers. We offer you a rare collection of rice that is the high-value alternative to commodity and other standard rice currently available from domestic growers and other importers.

In 2016 we became a fully certified B Corp or Benefit Corporation. B corporations are legally obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.  It’s our conviction that we can change the world for the better with how we do business.