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Beans - Summer

summer-bean-categoryAs Spring quickly turns to Summer and the temperature rises rapidly, produce from local farms begins to fill our warehouse. Our Summer Beans are grown for us by Dwelley Farms, located in Brentwood, 26 miles west of Stockton. Brentwood is an agricultural area close to the Sacramento Delta and within view of the Altamont Pass and Mt. Diablo. During the growing season, the area is characterized by hot days and cool nights which result in excellent growing conditions for a variety of fruits and vegetables-tomatoes, squash, beans, corn, cherries, peaches and apricots.

Mark Dwelley's family has been farming in the area since the 1920's. Mark has over 30 years experience on the farm and currently has over 800 acres planted to a variety of crops. Purchasing fruits and vegetables directly from local farms ensures longer shelf life as well as a higher degree of quality and freshness. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Dwelley Farms. Enjoy the harvest.

Click here to download and print our Dwelley Farms flyer

Blue Lake Bean

Blue Lake Bean

A familiar and popular variety, often called snap or string beans. Most green beans grown today no longer have the tough string along the margin of the pod that needs to be pulled off.

French Bean aka Haricot Vert

French Bean aka Haricot Vert

French green beans are longer and thinner than most American varieties; they are also more tender and have a more complex flavor.

Romano Bean

Romano Bean

Also called Italian flat or Broad beans, these beans are flattened and elongated as opposed to the rounded shape of string beans.

Yellow Wax Bean

Yellow Wax Bean

Yellow wax beans are a variety of snap beans that have an edible, yellow, waxy pod and are nearly identical to green beans in all aspects except for color.