Elegant Beans and Beyond is a family-owned business that brings heirloom and exotic dry beans “grower direct to you.” Chip and Bobbie Morris, owners of Elegant Beans and Beyond, both come from farming families, which have been involved in agriculture in the Sac-Joaquin Valley area for generations.
Kenneth “Chip” Morris, the farmer, graduated with a B.S. degree from California State University, Chico in Agricultural Business and Management. His family homesteaded in Yolo County just north of Woodland, California over 125 years ago. Chip has been involved in farming all of his life and had grown commodity crops for many years. chip
About 20 years ago, while doing some consulting work he stumbled upon some unusual beans. After doing some serious research, test plots, consulting with several universities and developing some special equipment for the task, he decided to try farming some of these beans. He started out with 54 varieties on 180 acres and has been successfully growing them ever since. Today he farms several hundred acres of the very best and most popular heirloom bean varieties with his first cousin Jerry Fry, on a 2500-acre sixth-generation family-owned and operated ranch. Chip has also worked on dry bean research at University of California, Davis for the past 11 years.
Phone: 209-855-BEAN (2326)