Ever wonder where the beans in Crunchy Bean Snacks come from? Well, since our factory is located in Colorado, that means the beans are grown in Colorado, too! Can you get more local? Our organic beans are grown and picked right here in Weld County.
“About a quarter of the bean production in the U.S. is exported, according to a Sept. 30 report from the Economic Research Service of the USDA that analyzed production trends from 2008-13.”
Snack Out Loud can’t change the entire bean market, but we love supporting local farmers to help keep some product close to home.
Liz Myslik, chief bean for Snack Out Loud, said, “We did meet directly with some of the farmers last year when we started. They told us most of the beans they grow are actually exported to Mexico, Central America, South America, because the market for beans, especially these high quality beans, just isn’t here in the United States right now. They’re very excited, too, to see the crops that they work so hard to grow to be enjoyed by consumers here in America.”