For information, contact:
Roselyn Yazzie, Bean Crop Manager
Eric Nez, Assistant Crop Manager
James Atcitty, Plant Operations Manager
Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) has been producing superior quality Navajo Pride brand Pinto Beans since NAPI has been in production. The pinto bean is one of our Native cultural food and we take great pride in growing and producing this product. Currently, we market to local suppliers and restaurants, California, Mexico and hope to reach other countries.
We produce premium quality pinto beans which are grown by the Navajo people and produced in an ideal ecosystem. The beans are irrigated with center pivot on sandy and sandy-loam soil in an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level. It is irrigated with pure rocky mountain snow from the Colorado Rockies.
Our pinto beans are light in color and are graded U.S. No. 1. They are packaged and available in Navajo Pride plastic bags in 1 lb. and 4 lbs. Our 20 lbs., 50 lbs., and 100 lbs. are bagged in poly bags. We also have available for processing plants 2000 lbs. totes. The cooking time of our pinto beans is one hour, twenty-five minutes and sometimes even a shorter timeframe at lower elevation.
Some advantages we have for our pinto beans are early harvest, freight advantage and weather. Freight advantage over other U.S. producers to the Southwestern markets of the U.S. and to Mexico. The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) is the largest farmland in the United States using modern irrigation technology. We are located in the Four Corners region and our goal is to continue to accommodate high quality Navajo Pride products.
We invite you to become part of our respected buyers of Navajo Pride Pinto Beans and if you are a current customer, we appreciate your business. Once you have tried our beans, you'll keep coming back for more.