A Small Grocery Store

Posted: October 22, 2015

For over 80 years, the Ratuski Family has been selling wild rice. It began in the early 1900’s with the late Peter Ratuski. He owned a small grocery store in Red Lake, Ontario where he started purchasing wild rice at six cents a pound, or traded groceries for it, from the local Indigenous People of Ontario. With a growing inventory of wild rice, Peter saw an opportunity to sell this nutritious, flavorful grain and created Shoal Lake Wild Rice Ltd.