VIP Price: $6.36
Regular Price: $7.95
These Organic, Non-GMO Great Northern Beans are grown on a small family farm using regenerative practices so they're better for you and the planet! We love these delicious white beans in everything from our Vegan White Bean Corn Chowder to our a protein packed Basil White Bean Spread. They are a versatile bean with a silky texture and a delicate flavor making them perfect for soups, stews, dips and spreads.
The Great Northern White Bean was given its name due to the fact that it can thrive in the harshest conditions. As part of the white bean family, Great Northern was grown in the Americas before Europeans arrived. They are thought to have been originally grown by the Mandan Indians of the Dakotas.Shortly after the discovery of the new world the bean started finding its way to South America and Europe. Spanish explorers brought these beans back home when returning from their voyages to the New World and also helped introduce these beans to Africa through trade.
When we first came across Doudlah Farms and read about their commitment to regenerative agriculture and organic farming we knew we had to work with them. Mark Doudlah is a 6th generation farmer in Wisconsin. His father and his fathers father, and generations before that had been conventional farmers on that same land, the same as all their neighbors. Then Mark's dad was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, known as The Midwest Farmers' Cancer. Doctors said the cause of his cancer was most likely due to his long-term exposure to herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and degreasers. Mark knew what he had to do. Today Doudlah Farms practices and advocates for organic regenerative and bio-dynamic farming practices (fancy names for growing nutrient-rich foods that are good for you and the future of human health). This is a family owned and family run farm. If you call, you will probably talk to Mark's wife Sherry “Lucy”, as I did when I ordered the beans in your box. Mark is a trailblazer, educating and paving a new way for farmers like himself. We are thrilled to be featuring their Great Northern Beans this month in the club and adding their products to the store very soon. We are huge fans.