Dried Heirloom Beans
It is at this time of year that, as the weather cools, we can expect an increased use of various types of grains and dried beans as menus change to reflect the season. Comfort foods like Cassoulet, braised meats, mashed potatoes, and polenta begin to take center stage.
We are very pleased to offer this unique line of 'fresh' dried beans from Mohr-Fry Ranch in Lodi, CA. The beans were all planted this year in early spring and harvested within the last month. The beans are packaged under the 'Elegant Bean' brand and are available in 5# bags. Black Valentine-Medium size black bean, turning purple-black when cooked. Meaty texture, nutty flavor, cooks quickly. Christmas Lima-Large, flat bean, bicolor-cream with maroon splotches. Buttery texture, chestnut-like flavor. Green Flageolet-Small pale green bean used extensively in French cooking, particularly in cassoulets. Holds shape well when cooked. Green Blackeye Peas-Small, light green bean with distinctive black mark at sprouting point. Used extensively in Caribbean and African cooking. Earthy sweet flavor, buttery texture.