About Us

It takes a special kind of vegetable to bear the Le Sueur label. For more than 100 years we’ve been known for our premium breed of petite, sweet peas; they’re so delicate that the only way to maintain their exquisite tenderness from farm to table is in a Le Sueur can. Our peas are grown in the rich, fertile soil near Le Sueur, Minnesota, a valley named in honor of the French explorer Pierre-Charles Le Sueur. For decades families have relied on the Le Sueur brand to deliver consistent quality and simple goodness. Sophisticated palates demand the fresh taste of Le Sueur.

Our History

  • 1700

    French explorer Pierre-Charles Le Sueur lands in the Minnesota River Valley. The small Minnesota town and the canning company that develop there will later be named in his honor.
  • 1903

    The Minnesota Valley Canning Company is founded in Le Sueur, Minnesota, specializing in cream-style corn.
  • 1907

    Canned Early June Peas are introduced by the company with a Le Sueur Z label, and their small size and tender, sweet flavor quickly become a hit with American consumers.
  • 1933

    The Le Sueur brand drops the Z from the name, becoming simply Le Sueur.
  • 1939

    The Minnesota Valley Canning Company starts growing and producing asparagus.
  • 1950

    The Minnesota Valley Canning Company officially becomes the Green Giant Company. The premium Early June Peas continue to be canned under the Le Sueur name.
  • 1993

    Le Sueur introduces two more products: Very Young Small Sweet Peas with 50% Less Sodium and Tender Baby Whole Carrots.
  • 2013

    A fresh label design is introduced on Le Sueur’s signature silver cans.