Garden State Bean Company Founder Passes

Tom Lee Gilley, a life-long dry bean enthusiast, passed on January 2, 2023. Gilley had an extensive career in dry beans where we worked for Jacks Bean Company in Colorado, before moving to Oakes, North Dakota and starting the Garden State Bean Company for Klein Bros. At the time, Gilley operated the largest bean originating region for KBC. Gilley also served two terms as President of the North Central Bean Dealers Association. His full obituary can be found here.