This limited edition collection of impossible to find heirloom beans won't be around for long. We've gathered 3 of our favorite rare and unique beans grown on a small, independent farm using organic and regenerative practices. This amazing collection makes a fantastic gift for the bean lover in your life, or a gift just for you!
TRUE RED CRANBERRY
This stunning blood red bean is recognized in the Slow Food Ark of Taste and indeed resembles its namesake. One of America's oldest and most unique varieties, The Red Cranberry bean was rediscovered by bean collector John Withee after an 11-year quest in Steep Falls Maine. This rare heirloom had been used by Abnaki Indians centuries ago but became extinct shortly thereafter due its tall stature that made it difficult for harvesting when grown at lowlands or gradual slopes. This plumps up to be marble sized jewels with a dense yet creamy texture and a rich, earthy flavor.
Beloved by chefs and revered as "the noblest bean" by The Washington Post, this 100% organic heirloom bean club exclusive comes to us from family owned Fifth Crow Farms. It will blow your mind as a refried bean (as featured in Food & Wine Magazine), and it makes an amazing mole taco!
The Rio Zape is a very special bean, so special it's in the Slow Food Ark of Taste! Rumor has it that the bean was unearthed in the ruins of the Anasazi cliff–dwelling people in the American southwest. It is similar to the popular pinto bean but way more tasty, and is purple with dark burgundy slashes.
This very rare bean comes from Brazil. It's one of those beans that is so beautiful you don't know if you should cook it or put it on the table as a centerpiece. The dappled steal blue color is striking. Don't be tempted to leave them in the pantry or turn them into jewelry though because you'll be missing out on a rare treat. The moro is like a cross between a pinto and a black bean with a creamy dense texture and thin skin. The flavor is closer to a black bean with earthy undertones and a broth so velvety and delicious you'll be lapping it up. Fifth Crow Farms got their hands on the seeds for these gems from Brazil through a seed exchange and they are growing them organically.
ABOUT THE FIFTH CROW FARMS
Fifth Crow Farms is an organic family owned farm in Pescadero, California. Grounded in a values-based approach to land stewardship, Fifth Crow Farm is a dynamic and diversified organic farm in Pescadero, CA. Founded in 2008 with a shoestring budget, a supportive local community, and ambitious dreams, they strive to bring eaters the highest quality, best tasting, and most nutritious food possible.
Fifth Crow Farm wants their farm to be more than a business: they strive to make it an engine for positive change in the food system. They are stewarding the land in a way that not only respects but improves habitat for wildlife and builds better soil for future farmers. They also believe in creating a healthy, fulfilling, and fair work environment, and providing their customers with the best tasting, most nutritious, highest quality food possible.