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Beans - Dried Heirloom

We are proud to offer an extensive variety of locally grown, certified organic dried heirloom beans from Elegant Beans & Beyond. They have been producing beans in our area for over 20 years. Elegant Beans and Beyond has received the Slow Food Sacramento Snail of Approval award for their dedication to promoting good, clean and fair food. Three of their beans (Jacobs Cattle, Christmas Lima & Hidatsu Red) have been placed on Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste, a catalogue of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. The individual varieties vary in size, shape, color and texture.

Black Calypso Beans

Black Calypso Beans

Distinct white & black markings with a nutty, slightly onion flavor and texture that is more crumbly than creamy. Best for baking and soups; simmer slowly so they don’t break.

Black Valentine Beans

Black Valentine Beans

This western heirloom variety is a shiny black bean that cooks quickly in a delicious soup. All black beans turn purplish after cooking and have a meaty texture and rich, nutty flavor.

Christmas Lima Beans

Christmas Lima Beans

A popular heirloom bean that is a beautiful quarter-sized flat white seed with maroon spots and swirls prized for its chestnut-like flavor as well as its beauty.

Green Blackeye Beans

Green Blackeye Beans

This thin-skinned bean is savory and robust yet has a subtle earthy sweet flavor and smooth buttery texture.

Green Flageolet Beans

Green Flageolet Beans

Small pale green bean that is tender and sweet. It holds shape well when cooked and is used often in French  cooking.

Hidatsa Red Beans

Hidatsa Red Beans

The Hidatsa Red beans are dark red beans, similar in taste and texture to a kidney bean with a bit of a nutty flavor.

Jacob's Cattle Beans

Jacob's Cattle Beans

Plum, white, and red speckled, kidney shaped bean with rich aroma and full flavor. 

Pebble Beans

Pebble Beans

A unique bean variety exclusively grown by Elegant Bean, Pebbles results in tender, multicolored beans that are uniform in shape and size, and cooks uniformly while retaining their individual color.

Runner Cannellini Beans

Runner Cannellini Beans

Runner Cannellini beans are larger than traditional Cannelinis and are preferred by chefs for their outstanding full-bodied, nutty flavor and potato-like smooth and starchy texture.

Snowcap Beans

Snowcap Beans

The Snowcap bean is one of the most beautiful of all beans with its tan color, a snow-cap of white along the side and random spots of burgundy speckling overall. It has a creamy texture making it ideal for chowder.

Sunset Runner Beans

Sunset Runner Beans

Medium size purple and black bean with a creamy texture & distinct flavor. Excellent when used as a baked bean, or in soups and salads.

Tarbais Beans

Tarbais Beans

Also known as the "cassoulet" bean, the Tarbais bean is a somewhat flat, creamy white bean with a very thin skin.