Mike and Marie Heath farm 20 acres in beautiful Buhl, Idaho. It may sound like a lot to handle, but they’ve scaled back from the 500 acres they used to manage! Mike decided to farm organically after a Methodist mission trip to Malaysia. He witnessed Malaysian farmers using organic growing practices and was inspired to do so himself upon his return to the US. And we’re sure glad he did! M & M Heath primarily grows organic potatoes, winter squash, and dried beans. You can find their dried beans in our Grocery & Bulk departments under the Sunset Butte Organics brand. They grow flageolet, pinto, white, small white, cannelini, and black beans.
M & M Heath Snapshot
Selling to the Co-op for over 25 years, since we were on Hill Road!
Our Deli uses their dried beans in our infamous housemade burritos.
They grow many potato varieties including: Melody, Yukon, Reds, Red Sonja, Russets, Fingerlings (Russian Banana, French Fingerling, Peruvian Purple), Huckleberry Gold, Adirondack Purple, & Purple Majesty
You can also find their potatoes at Boise Fry Co.
Fun fact: they grow organic black and red beans for Amy’s Organics, so if you buy an Amy’s frozen burrito, there’s a good chance it has some Idaho-grown beans in it.