Welcome to the Heirloom Bean and Grain Club! We are so excited that you are here to join us on this exciting journey through some of the rarest heirloom beans on the planet. We work with small, independent farms to bring you the best possible gourmet beans available. Each month (or two or three, depending on the frequency you chose) you'll receive heirloom beans and grains along with a digital link to recipes and information about the beans and the farmers that grew them. You can always find the latest bean box information as well as tips and tricks on the bean blog.
Thank you so much for supporting small, family owned farms and the independent farm movement!
All subscriptions are billed on the 10th of the month and they will ship on the Monday or Thursday following that. We pack all orders on Mondays and Thursdays and they are picked up by the postal service typically by the following day.
If you'd like to access your membership to check on the next ship date, change your address or credit card or anything else, simply login to your account . The first time you go to the site you'll need to create an account using the email address you used to sign up for the club. Once you've done that, it will appear under subscriptions. From the subscription portal you can see when your next shipment will be coming.
Check your email for instructions on adding one time purchases to your shipment and take advantage of our flat rate shipping. By using your special code at checkout we'll know to hold your order and ship it with your next club shipment. You can add to your shipment as much and as many times as you like as long as it's before the 10th of the month. Orders after the 10th of the month will be held until the following shipment.
Even if you've been cooking beans since you were knee high to a grasshopper check out our definitive guide to cooking heirloom beans. We've spent a long time testing methods to debunk myths and prove theories.
Now lets talk storage. Grains go in the refrigerator or freezer right away for the best results. Once in the freezer they can last for years, in the pantry generally one year but see our blog post with full details on the shelf life and storage of grains.
Beans go in the pantry. If there is a date on your bag of beans that is the harvest date. Beans will last forever but the closer you are to the harvest date the fresher they are and the quicker they will cook. The beans you find in stores can be up to 4 years old before you purchase them. We strive to source beans that are as fresh as possible directly from the farmers that grow them.
Don't just look at those beans. Make a point to cook them once a week. Need inspiration? Check out our recipes on the bean blog and if that's not enough check the recipe archives for more beantastic goodness.
This bean club is part of our heirloom bean and grain project. Our mission is to strengthen local food systems, promote bio-diversity, provide small, family owned farms with sustainable income and change the way we eat from plow to plate. Read more about the Heirloom Bean and Grain Project.