Phil Colson and Lester Erlemeier own and operate C&E Farms which was established in 1986. As the pioneers of hydro-cooling green beans, they set a new industry standard. After grading, all the beans are hydro-cooled and maintained at 40°F, removing the field heat and providing the product with a longer shelf life. All green beans undergo extensive inspections before traveling through a state-of-the-art sorter. C&E’s innovation, along with a dedication to quality and service, have made Red Barn Label beans a top choice. The Red Barn Label indicates that only the best quality produce is sold after undergoing rigorous grading. They produce 750,000 bushels of green beans annually, across 5,000 acres of land.