New Beans from Hidalgo

First off, we’ve reinstated Reboseros on the web. We have a limited crop until September.

Now, may I present some new beans that arrived today from Hidalgo? I hope you are as excited as I am about their arrival.

Ayocote Negro: big, ebony beans that are worth buying just to look at them raw!


Lila, or Apetito beans:


and perhaps the best news of all, a medium sized white bean, Alubia Criollo. It’s actually a smaller runner bean but it can be used all over the map, in Mexican food and of course European staples like beans and clams with chorizo and pasta fazool:


We’ll try and get these added to the web site by the end of the week.

1 Comment on New Beans from Hidalgo

  1. Robert Hamilton // May 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm // Reply

    Silicon Valley doesn’t know beans….YET! I hope this article helps, R.H.

    (From the San Jose Mercury News, 5/26/09 in the weekly column: “Home Plates”, by Kim Boatman.)

    “BEANIES: There are, groan, plenty of us beanies out there. When I asked about finding pinquitos, a number of you suggested potential sources for heirloom and other unusual bean varieties. Robert Hamilton of San Jose says is worth checking out. The Napa bean purveyor sells online and at some Bay Area farmers markets, though it looks like none in Silicon Valley. Hamilton says the Web site is worth reading for the bean-related blog and recipes.”

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