[Although this product will not be available until the next harvest, we offer a comparable product which can be found below.]
Organic Black Beans have been the heart of native foodways of North, South, and Central America, loaded with protein, fiber, magnesium, and antioxidants.
The black bean is a small, shiny variety of Phaseolus vulgaris, especially popular in Latin American cuisine, and can also be found in Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana. Black beans are native to the Americas.
The so-called Black Turtle Bean has a dense, meaty texture, which makes it popular in vegetarian dishes, such as frijoles negros and the Mexican-American black bean burrito. It is a very popular bean in various regions of Brazil, and is used in the national dish, feijoada. It is also a main ingredient of Moros y Cristianos in Cuba, and is served in almost all of Latin America, as well as many Hispanic enclaves in the United States.
With their distinctive purple flowers, a field of black turtle bean plants stands out among the ubiquitous Ohio soybean.
Shagbark’s organic black beans are fresh from the most recent harvest, rather than stored for years on warehouse shelves, so they yield the benefits of a shorter cooking time, richer flavor, and superior texture.
Shagbark Seed & Mill has been offering Ohio-grown, Certified Organic dry beans and freshly milled grains since 2010. Not only are we creating markets for our family farm partners with restaurants, schools, bakeries, and home kitchens throughout our region, we are changing the face of milled products–a change you can taste! We offer the freshest products available because we mill to order every week in Athens! Our partnerships with local bakeries and tortillerias help produce Shagbark's 100% Spelt Pasta , Fresh Corn Tortillas , Original Tortilla Chips , Black Bean & Corn Tortilla Chips , and Cornbread Crackers .
And Shagbark’s milling and seed-cleaning hub is Certified Organic ( by OEFFA) . Farming under Organic Certification means active crop rotations, no petro-chemicals, no GMO seeds, and agricultural practices that build soil, support healthy ecosystems, and protect water.
We also offer rock-bottom pricing to school and community food access programs and sponsor the Ohio Paw Paw Festival , the Nelsonville Music Festival, local camps, summer art programs, coal town tours, and activists in our region.
The results? Strong communities, clean water, healthy soil, good company, and great eating! Ready to join the Staple Food Revolution ? Join us and try all of Shagbark's products !