Idaho grows a variety of different beans including fresh garden beans and many types of dry edible beans.
Garden beans, also known as green, snap, or string beans are harvested in Idaho from July through September. Green beans are both delicious and nutritious. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, and more.
Idaho grows 10 varieties of dry beans including Pinto, Kidney, Red, Small White, Cranberry, Navy, Light Red, Great Northern, Black, and Pink. Most of Idaho’s dry bean production comes from Idaho’s south-central region. Idaho dry edible beans are available year-round. Chickpeas, lentils and dry peas are all pulse crops and in Idaho, all three are largely grown in the northern part of the state.
Learn more about Idaho’s farmers and ranchers and find a producer near you by checking out the Farm and Food Finder Beans Map.