Today marks the beginning of the first official Colorado Bean Week! From September 18-24, Colorado Dry Beans is helping Coloradans celebrate with bean recipes and educational resources and is highlighting the many benefits beans provide to farmers and consumers alike. Did you know? 👇
Colorado dry beans are a sustainable crop that improves soil health and can help reduce water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and food waste.
Colorado beans are a nutrient-dense food that can benefit public health through the promotion of healthy weight management and gastrointestinal tract health and the reduction of chronic disease rates.
They are an affordable and accessible source of protein, fiber, and other key nutrients.
Beans have a rich global culinary history and are culturally relevant to cuisines enjoyed by diverse populations in our state.
Thank you Governor Jared Polis for shining a light on this important topic and helping Coloradans support local bean growers and processors!
To learn more about how to celebrate Colorado Bean Week, check out this link: https://bit.ly/3Rm1MNg