Do you like beans? I was pretty neutral about them until I found Rancho Gordo’s heirloom beans. They’re so darn fresh, creamy, and richly flavored that I’m salivating just thinking about them. You should see Sweet William snacking on his favorite “Christmas Lima” beans, holding one in each paw.
Rancho Gordo, located in Northern California, offers 20-30 varieties of heirloom beans that are grown in limited quantities. Click here to see photos of these beautiful beans, read about their histories, and learn how they’re best cooked.
Rancho Gordo is involved in developing a seed bank, and the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project helps small farmers grow their indigenous crops in Mexico.
Follow the Rancho Gordo blog for recipes, or simply cook them with a bay leaf and serve with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Make a big batch and put them in the freezer so you’ll never have to wait too long for your bean fix.