Bean Products

Bean Products

Our Types of Beans

Ferguson’s, the bean people, also have an affiliation with a frozen food plant. They specialize in sweet corn, peas, green beans, cauliflower, carrots and bean mixes.

Throughout our 30 plus years, with our dedicated employees, we have proudly built up a reputation with our growers and many customers. We have developed a strong business relationship with buyers worldwide.

Ferguson Bros. of St. Thomas Ltd. are committed to YOU, our customers, for many years to come.

White or pea

Also known as navy beans, white beans are the most popular edible bean crop grown in Ontario and are often used in soups, salads and baked bean dishes. Most of these are exported to the United Kingdom for baked beans. The rest are sold domestically.  White beans have been grown in Ontario since the early 1900’s.

Black Turtle

Also known as black beans or pretos, these have a nut-like flavour and are very popular in Caribbean, Mexican and South American cuisine. Ontario black beans mainly head to Mexico.


Great in soups, casseroles, chili and salads. They are a popular choice among Ontario and Quebec farmers.

Light Red Kidney Beans

These are kidney-shaped and maroon in colour. Because of their texture, these beans are great in salads, casseroles and Mexican-style recipes.

White Kidney

Also known as cannellini or alubia beans, they are white or cream coloured. When puréed, they are similar to creamy mashed potatoes and make a perfect low-fat base for dips and spreads.


Known as romano or speckled sugar, cranberry beans are very popular in Italian cuisine, and have the highest folate count of all beans. They are also great beans to use in chili.


 Otebo beans are a specialty class of bean that is marketed to Japan for use in confectionary paste. Otebos are another great bean to use in chili.


The adzuki bean has been grown and used for many centuries in Asian countries and was introduced to Japan from China about 1,000 years ago. Its principal use is as a confectionery item.

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