Suffolk/Norfolk border: Firm aims to put dried beans and peas back on menu

Hodmedod wants to put dried beans back on the menu

Hodmedod wants to put dried beans back on the menu - Credit: EDP / Archant 2003

AN East Anglian business is hoping to put British grown dried beans and peas back on the menu.

Hodmedod’s, based at Bressingham, near Diss, is trying to change a trend to either export them or use them in animal feed.

It is now sourcing fava beans (also known as broad beans), Kabuki peas and Black Badger peas from growers in East Anglia and south east England for sale to the public and selected retailers across East Anglia, London and beyond.

The business was founded by Nick Saltmarsh, Josiah Meldrum and William Hudson in 2012. They have worked together on sustainable and local food projects over many years through their partnership Provenance.