Black turtle beans, or “black beans” are a great source of protein and fibre popular in Latin American, Cajun and East Indian cooking and work well in every cuisine. Our favourite use is in bean burgers or refried black beans. The water from cooked black beans can also be used as a broth or seasoning.
Satisfy even the burger-lovers in your family with these vegetarian Jamaican Black Bean Burgers.
All of our black beans are 100% Ontario-grown and certified organic, which means they are non-GMO and produced without the use of chemicals. We only buy from farmers we know, which ensures transparency the whole way through the supply chain. Enter the lot code from your beans to find out more about where they came from and who grow them.
Ben Cullen grew up in a gardening family and, in pursuit of his love of food, attended agriculture college in the heart of Ontario’s farm country: Ridgetown, Ontario. When in Ridgetown Ben became immersed in the culture of Ontario’s agriculture industry and forged relationships that are strong to this day. After attending university in Nova Scotia and working in the food industry, he decided to launch Cullen’s Foods to promote a model of food business that connects agricultural producers more directly with consumers. That is why Cullen's is 100% transparent in their supply chain and deal directly with farmers they know, rather than using intermediaries. This allows them to promote more sustainable food systems at home while supporting better systems abroad through their not-for-profit partner, S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation.
They believe local food can support better systems at home and abroad, which is why they partnered with S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation with a minimum annual contribution of 1% of sales.
You can also find Ben Cullen in the weekly Toronto Star column he shares with his dad, Mark Cullen, where they cover a range of environmental, gardening and food-related topics. Ben and Mark also host a twice-monthly podcast, Green File, in addition to their newsletter which can be found at www.markcullen.com