Connelly Hayward is co-owner and chief business development officer for Camellia Brand Beans. Connelly tells us why New Orleanians eat red beans today. He describes how his great-grandfather, Lucius Hayward, started the company in 1923. Camellia Beans played a role in helping our troops during World War II, and Connelly tells us how. Around the same time, the supermarket was born, and Connelly’s grandfather seized on a brand-new way to sell his popular beans. LISTEN NOW!