FAQ

Want to learn more about Randall Beans?  Here is a list of our most frequently asked bean questions:

What bean products do you offer?

Great Northern – 24 oz. and 48 oz. jars

Mixed Beans – 24 oz. and 48 oz. jars

Pinto – 24 oz. and 48 oz. jars

Ultimate 4-Bean Mix – 48 oz. jar only

Where are our products produced?

Tekonsha, Michigan

What does the product code on the front of the jar mean?

product code

Product code breakdown 

  • T = where it was produced (Tekonsha, Michigan)
  • GN = Great Northern Beans
  • 22 = produced in 2022 
  • 125 = produced on 125th day of Julian calendar (May 5, 2022)
What’s the nutritional content of Randall Beans?

Nutritional label

No hidden preservatives, no concerning chemicals. Just delicious beans ready for you and your family to eat and enjoy.

Are beans a healthy food?
Yes, beans are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates, which the body needs for energy.
Why don’t Randall Beans have a “sell by” or “best date” on them?
The US Food and Drug Administration requires us to put on our jar a “produced on” date, but not a “sell by” or “best by” date.
What ingredients are in Randall Beans?
Randall Beans are a natural food that includes only the best ingredients we can find. Our beans include only four ingredients: fully cooked beans, water, a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt.
Do any Randall Beans contain MSG?
No, Randall Beans do not contain MSG or any artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Do I have to soak your beans before using?
No. Randall Beans are fully cooked which eliminates this step.
What is the shelf life of beans?
Randall Beans are shelf-stable and remain wholesome if the seal of the jar is not broken. After 12 months, the taste may begin to degrade. Once opened, Randall Beans may be stored up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
What are the quantity equivalencies between cooked and dried beans?
3 cups of cooked beans = 1 cup of dry beans; 7 1/2 cups of cooked beans = 2 1/2 cups of dry beans = 1 lb. of dry beans.
Is it OK to freeze your beans?

Randall Beans can be frozen in an airtight, moisture-proof container for 2-3 months.

Is the production date identified on my jar of Randall Beans
There is a 4 digit numeric code on the side of the lid which identifies the production date.
I am unable to find a specific bean in my area. Can you help me locate it?

The grocers and wholesalers we sell to are:

Associated Wholesale Grocers
Goodlettsville, TN

Associated Wholesale Grocers
Kansas City, KS

Marsh / C&S Wholesale Grocers
Indianapolis, IN

C&S Wholesale Grocers
Dubois, PA

C&S Wholesale Grocers
Lancaster, NY

Central Grocers
Jolie,t IL

Certco, Inc.
Madison, WI

Fareway Wholesale Grocery
Boone, IA

Fisher foods of Canton
Canton, OH

Fisher foods of Canton
North Canton, OH

Giant Eagle Inc/ OK Grocery
Bedford Heights, OH

Great Lakes Foods
Menominee, MI

Great North Foods
Alpena, MI

Grocers Supply
Stout Field Rd, Indianapolis, IN

Heinen’s
Warrensville Heights, OH

Hy-Vee Stores/Chariton
Chariton, IA

Hy-Vee Stores/Cherokee
Cherokee, IA

Jay C Food Stores
Seymour, IN

Kroger Company
Lexington, KY

Laurel Grocery
London, KY

Marc Glassman, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Martin’s Super Markets
South Bend, IN

Meijer, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI

Merchants Distributors
Hickory, NC

Mid-Mountain Foods/KVAT
Abingdon, VA

Mitchell Grocery

Nash Finch
Cincinnati, OH

Nash Finch
Lima, OH

Nash Finch
Westville, IN

Nash Finch
Minneapolis, MN

Nash Finch
Sioux Falls, SD

OK Grocery Co
Pittsburgh, PA

Piggly Wiggly Midwest
Sheboygan, WI

Roundy’s Inc.
Oconomowoc, WI

Roundy’s Inc.
Stevens Point, WI

Rulers

Rural King
IL

Save-A-Lot
St. John’s, MI

Save-A-Lot
Yorktown, IN

Save-A-Lot
Austinburg, OH

Save-A-Lot
Winchester, KY

Save-A-Lot
Edwardsville, IL

Schnucks Markets
Bridgeton, MO

Spartan Stores
Byron Center,  MI

Super Valu Stores
Fort Wayne, IN

Super Valu Stores ( Minneapolis)
Hopkins, MN

Super Valu Stores (Milwaukee)
Green Bay, WI

Supervalu Stores (Champaign/Urbana)
Urbana, IL

Supervalu Stores Pittsburgh
New Stanton, PA

Winkler Wholesale Grocery
Dale, IN

Walmart (via Prime)

To find a local grocer in your area who carries our product, go to Find A Store.

Is it possible to order Randall Beans by the case?

Yes, you can order beans by the case from Randall Beans. Go to our Store page to order any of our beans by the case online and have them shipped to you. Also, take a look at our Where To Buy page to find a location near you where Randall Beans are sold.

Where are Randall Beans grown?
Randall Beans selects on the premium beans harvested in the micro-climate of the front range of the Rockies.
How we cook our beans?

Our beans are blanched, filled with brine (sea salt, non GMO sugar, and water), sealed and then pressure cooked with strict guidelines determined by a thermoprocessing authority that is FDA approved.

How are Randall Beans processed?
Randall Beans are processed so that the natural goodness and integrity of the bean are protected. We do not add preservatives or artificial additives. The non-reactive glass jars eliminate any possibility of flavor contamination.
Do you have any information on the history of Randall Beans?
Randall Beans can retrace its origins to the 1880’s in Tekonsha, Michigan. From its beginnings, Randall used glass packaging. The company was dedicated to the production of high-quality foods.
Where is the Randall Beans plant located?
The company’s headquarters is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, but all production is still performed in Tekonsha, Michigan.
Who are the people behind Randall Beans?

Scott and Meredith Keating are the co-owners of Randall Beans. Meredith’s father purchased the company from the Randall family in 1974, who had successfully owned and operated Randall Beans since the late 1800’s. Scott and Meredith acquired and started running the company in 2011, updated the packaging (although we will never stop using those clear, non-tinny-taste glass jars!) and started selling online. 

The Keatings also own and run an organic farm, called Open Spigot Farm, which was once the local watering hole for cattle traveling up and down the Cove. They are both hands-on farmers, and they are also happy to help out on the production line at Randall Beans.