Dried, organic black beans, sometimes known as turtle beans, have a creamier and more complex texture than their canned counterparts. Plus, they are more nutritious than canned beans and keep for just as long.

Peter and Hannah Martens Farm

New York State has a rich agricultural history, including the farming of dried beans. In fact, the US dry bean industry began in Western, NY in the mid-nineteenth century. Western NY remained the center of domestic dried bean production for many years, reaching 500,000 bushels by the 1890s.

Over the last decade there has been a renaissance of family farming across NYS, including the growing of dried beans. At the forefront of this movement is Peter Martens of Seneca Grain & Bean. Peter & Hannah Martens Farm grows a variety of organic dried beans, as well as a variety of organic grains. Their mill is certified organic with NOFA-NY and they exclusively handle organic grains.

Store in an airtight container in your pantry.