Calef’s Heirloom Dried Beans


Calef’s Country Store

Locally grown our heirloom beans are rich and robust in flavor.

  • Soldier
  • Yellow Eye
  • Jacobs Cattle

Product Details

Locally grown on Massachusetts farms, dried in the traditional manner and delivered to you in 2 LB bags. Our heirloom beans are rich and robust in flavor, hold up to long slow cooking and are an excellent source of protein. A staple in any pantry our heirloom dried beans enhance soups and stews and are an excellent vegetarian alternative protein.

About The Producer

Calef's Country Store

Calef’s Country Store

Established in 1869, Calef's has been "buying local" since Ulysses S. Grant was president.

In 1869, just after the Civil War, Mary Chesley Calef mortgaged her family farm and pledged her savings to open Calef’s Store in the front rooms of her modest home in Barrington NH. Five generations of the Calef family operated Calef’s Big Store until the 1990’s, including Mary’s son Senator Austin Calef. Today the traditions endure as Calef’s Country Store serves the local community as well as visitors from afar. We still pump our own molasses and honey, cheese is aged in our cooler, and our smoked Ham is mouthwatering.

Walk through our doors today and take a step back to a simpler time, when customer service wasn’t a gimmick, but the way things were done.

The wood floors creak with stories of lore, our wood stove warms passersby, the aroma of fresh baked breads and donuts entice even the healthiest of folks.

Jar after jar of penny candy tempts young and old alike.

Our Calef’s brand old fashioned jams, jellies, pickle items, bread and soup mixes offer something for everyone.

The wooden pickle barrel is still a focal point in the store. Our Ginger Snaps are renowned for their bite.

Next time you visit New Hampshire, stop by and pay us a visit, you’ll be glad you did. Store hours and directions.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

The Cattle Beans are so delicious! My whole family is enjoying them.

Roscoe Whitney
Mr Roscoe Whitney

Best beans on the market, using them for aboiut 30 years.

Shirley Scott

I love Calef's Heirloom Dried Beans - there isn't a better bean in the world. I grew up with homegrown dried beans, so I was very accustomed to them, and when I ended up eating "store bought" beans I was very disappointed. Then, a miracle happened, I got some Calef's yellow-eye beans and was in 7th heaven once more! Thank you, thank you for making them, along with soldier beans, and other varieties available. I'm a very happy customer!