Our beans are sourced directly from farming partners focused on soil health and regenerating the land (including those that sustainably dry farm). This means delicious, nutrient rich, 100% organic certified U.S. grown beans that are great for us and the Earth. When farms operate from a place of intention, it impacts decisions at all levels and the quality of what is produced.
We’ve got great farming partners.
As an added plus, because our dry beans are so fresh, they cook faster than grocery store options.
Beans are filled with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals and might very well be the healthiest food around. Plus, they are great for the environment. Growing beans emits 1/10th the greenhouse gas emissions of beef *. As nitrogen-fixing crops *, they take nitrogen from air and store it in soil without the need for excess fertilizers. Beans also last on a shelf forever, minimizing potential food waste (although they taste best when eaten within a year). We could go on and on - but that's the gist of it. Our future might very well depend on beans!
Yes! Beans and legumes are naturally gluten-free. Our partners clean their lines for traces of gluten before handling our beans. Rinsing beans before cooking is also always a good idea.
For a simple stovetop method, simply add your beans to a pot and cover with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, simmer and cook.
You can add aromatics like garlic and onion if you want. If salting, we wait until beans are tender to take this step.
Once sufficiently cooked, drain the beans. You can save the liquid for an added treat if you added aromatics along the way. Bookmark this recipe, here.
We soak our beans. There, we said it. But, you certainly do not have to - especially when beans are as fresh as ours. Soaking beans can help with digestion and some say there are health benefits to soaking. Taking this step, can also speed up the cooking process (but again, that's not as relevant given our beans come fresh from the farm.).
Bottom line, it's up to you. Soak or don't soak. Either way, your beans will be delicious!
(FYI: If you do soak, drain your beans and then rinse before cooking).
We recommended rinsing beans before cooking. While many people skip this step, we suggest checking for debris (such as pebbles) that may not have been detected during the packaging process and running the dried, uncooked beans through running water.
Every 1lb bag of dry beans yields about 6 cups of cooked beans (that’s the equivalent to about 4 cans).
NO! Beans in their raw form contain toxins that aren’t good for us. Cooking beans thoroughly eliminates any risk - so eat away once cooked!
Dried beans should be stored in a cool, dark place, since direct sunlight speeds up the aging process.
Cooked beans can be stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator in a glass, porcelain, or stainless steel container with a tight cover. You can also freeze cooked beans and keep them in a freezer for up to 6 months. *
Not yet. We ship within the continental U.S. With two expat Canadians at the helm, we would love to expand, but will consider cost and carbon footprint before taking any steps. Please reach out, if you know of any great farms that you think would be a good fit and we'll continue to explore options.
We charge $12 flat rate anywhere within the continental US and shipping is free above $75 spend.
Due to the nature of our product, we do not accept returns. That being said, if something's wrong, we'll fix it. If you received the incorrect item(s) or your order was damaged, please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll correct the issue.