East of the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State, lies the rain shadowed desert of the Columbia Basin. This desert region is blessed to have the Columbia River running through it. The small percentage of Columbia River water for irrigating crops in this desert comes from Grand Coulee Dam. The life sustaining water helps produce a multitude of high quality crops including dry beans.
Near the geographical center of Washington State is the City of Quincy. It has been said it is an area where agriculture and technology meet in the Columbia Basin.
Central Bean Co. is based in Quincy, WA. It has been a family owned business since 1983. Its Identity Preserved (IP) operations are different than most dry bean facilities. Where most dry bean operations commingle all beans from growers together, Identity Preserved keeps beans from each grower, field, and truckload identifiable. It provides IP to recognize and utilize quality and Sustainable Agriculture practices. It means the beans can be traced Identity Preserved from Field to Fork.
Central Bean Co. is a Food Alliance Certified Handler that packs and processes Food Alliance Certified dry beans grown by Food Alliance Certified producers. By leveraging Food Alliance certification, Central Bean is committed to maintaining values of social and environmental responsibility throughout the food supply chain by marketing beans to Food Alliance Certified distributors and selling beans to Food Alliance certified processors such as Truitt Brothers of Salem, OR. To learn about Food Alliance certification standards, visit www.foodalliance.org.
The arid dry western US deserts are a perfect environment for producing many types of vegetable seeds including dry beans, especially in the dry irrigated Columbia Basin of Washington State. Identity Preservation and disease free environment are the hallmark requirements of dry bean seed production. Central Bean Co. is one of the largest Washington State Certified Dry Bean Seed producers. Bean seed produced here in Quincy provides WA State Certified Bean Seed that is tested for the presence of diseases to the humid Midwestern states and Canada.
Browse our website to learn about the magic of beans, how we are sustaining the environment with Food Alliance certification standards, how good they are for nutrition and health, and how they can become part of your diet fast and easy and in different forms with just a bit of planning.