Dry beans typically are harvested and processed in Maine in October. They can often be found in farm stands and farmers’ markets beginning in the fall. Many supermarkets carry Maine-produced dry beans as well. Because they store well, they are easy to keep on hand year round. Store them in a jar in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. They are high in fiber and protein, and double in size when cooked, making them the perfect food to keep on hand for healthy meals.