Grower holding black beans in field

Dry edible beans

The CHS Othello dry edible bean processing plant adds value to farmers' crops by processing, packaging and delivering 10 varieties of dry edible beans as well as lentils and chickpeas to domestic and international markets. As a farmer-owned business, CHS is unique in its close connections to growers that raise beans under contract for CHS. Beans processed at the facility are either marketed under a CHS brand (including the El Mejor Frijol® brand), sold in bulk, or packaged under private labels for other food brands.

Quality and food safety are prime focuses at the facility. A CHS field representative works directly with farmers from seed selection through harvest to ensure crop quality.

10 varieties of dry edible beans

  • Black beans
  • Cranberry beans
  • Dark red kidney beans
  • Great northern beans
  • Green baby lima beans
  • Light red kidney beans
  • Pink beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Small red beans
  • Small white beans

Interested in buying our beans? Contact us at 509-488-9681

Bean processing

Dry edible beans process

Othello dry edible bean plant

Local growers deliver beans directly to the CHS dry edible bean processing plant at Othello, Wash. During harvest, the plant receives beans from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for customer convenience. Washington ranks in the top 10 states for dry bean production.

Expansion of CHS dry bean plant in Othello to triple processing rate

CHS has increased storage capacity by 35% and will nearly triple throughput at its dry edible bean processing plant in Othello, Wash. The added capability will allow CHS to better serve farmer-owners in the region by adding value to their edible bean crop.

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1246 S Broadway Ave
Othello, WA 99344