By Danny Monahan
SBA Vermont Public Information Officer
They can lower cholesterol, build soil, and more than double in size when cooked.
These are some of the benefits of beans, according to the founder and owner of Vermont Bean Crafters. For his efforts in fostering a more nutritious and sustainable food culture in the Northeast, Joe Bossen II, 27, is awarded the 2014 Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
The annual award is presented to business owners under 35 who have had success in sales, profits, increasing jobs, having innovative business methods and demonstrating entrepreneurial potential necessary for economic growth.
“We make a wide variety of bean products from burgers and falafel, to hummus and cookies, all gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free,” said Bossen. “Our beans are mainly from organic farms in Vermont and New York, and most of our other ingredients are locally grown and organic as well.”... Read More