Where’s the Beans?

Where’s the Beans?

Missing from grocery store shelves: Grandma Brown’s Home Baked Beans. Company recently resumed production after months-long shutdown By Margaret McCormick Things that have been in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic: Appliances. Bicycles. Toilet paper. Pressure-treated lumber. Patio heaters. Sewing machines. Canning jars and lids. Coins. Children’s desks. Add Grandma Brown’s Home Baked Beans to the list. The flagship product of a small, family-owned company in Mexico disappeared from store shelves for several months earlier this year. The company ceased production of the beans beloved by generations of Central New Yorkers this summer and resumed production before Thanksgiving, according to company owner and president Sandra Brown. The beans, as well as Grandma Brown’s bean soup and split pea soup, are slowly making their way back to stores and online retailers. (They are currently out of stock on Amazon.com and Walmart.com). Brown said the company recently filled orders for Tops Friendly Market and Price Chopper Supermarkets and that consumers should check local stores for availability. “What I’m telling people they should do is go to the store as early in the morning as possible after shelves have been re-stocked at night,’’ she added. Central Square resident Vickie D’Agostino noticed in September

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