Here at Cahokia we are proud to say that our rice is locally grown in Southern Illinois. Cahokia Rice, named in honor of the Cahokia tribe of Native American Indians, is grown near their home lands within walking distance to the Mississippi River. Each growing season, the crop is rotated among the fields to increase soil fertility and support sustainability. The rice crop is harvested at just the right time each year to maximize quality and protein content. Then, rice stalks from the harvest are plowed back into the ground to act as a natural fertilizer for future crops of Cahokia.