Camellia Navy (Pea) Beans
Camellia Brand Navy (Pea) Beans are white and hold their oval shape even when fully cooked to tenderness. When it comes to Southern-style or Boston baked beans – they are The Bean. The tangy Worcestershire and sweet brown sugar are the perfect complements to this firm, mild tasting legume. Or add them to soups and stews of any flavor or cuisine.
Lucius Hamilton Hayward founded L. H. Hayward and Company in 1923. L. H. was from Meridian, Miss. He moved his family to New Orleans around 1920 and established himself in business as a wholesale supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables. During the 1920's the company served the local grocery stores and the French Quarter markets with produce grown on farms in Louisiana and Mississippi. In 1947, Camellia Brand was trademarked and the first packaged products were introduced. Today, the company packages nineteen varieties of beans, peas and lentils in six different sizes ranging from one pound to one hundred pounds out of their Harahan, LA plant.