Peas, members of the legume family, originated in central Asia. It is believed that they are among the oldest cultivated plants; pea seeds have been found in Bronze Age dwellings over 5,000 years old, as well as in the ruins of ancient Greece and Rome. Peas became a staple in Europe in the Middle Ages, when a Frenchman wrote a detailed description of them in 1536. they mad their way here around 1602, grown by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. British and American fur trappers brought them to the Northwest, where the climate and soil make ideal growing conditions.
Smith Frozen Foods also shares a history with this delicious vegetable, we've grown the finest peas available anywhere for over 50 years. Providing the finest peas will continue to be a Smith tradition, now and in the future.