Zursun Idaho Heirloom Beans, Twin Falls, Idaho
Founded in Ketchum, Idaho in 1985, Zürsun Idaho Heirloom Beans is one of America’s oldest suppliers of heirloom beans and lentils, plus unique grains sourced from around the globe. Now located in Idaho Falls, Zursun has been owned and operated by Jim Soran since 2004. A second-generation “bean guy” with over 70 years of family roots in the Idaho bean industry, Jim acquired Zürsun in 2004 from surviving owner and long-time friend Lola Weyman. Jim’s family has been in the bean business for two generations.
These heritage plants are typically grown on small family farms, many in Idaho’s Snake River Canyon region, producing exceptionally wholesome and flavorful legumes far superior to typical store-bought varieties. The Snake River Canyon region of south-central Idaho is known as the Magic Valley growing region. This area’s arid climate, rich, well-drained loamy soil, moderate temperatures, and stable moisture level is internationally recognized as having ideal environmental conditions for bean growing, producing pure, distinctly ﬂavorful beans.
Heirloom beans have not been genetically modified in a lab, making them a healthier bean choice. We like the fact too, that so many of them are grown right here in Idaho.