Jacob's Cattle,also known as the trout bean or Appaloosa bean, is known for its ability to hold its shape in addition to its beautiful white and reddish-brown speckles said to resemble the markings of a spotted calf. This delicious heirloom bean is an ingredient in the Slow Food Ark of Taste that has been around since colonial times, originating in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. The Passamaquoddy people of Maine are said to have presented some of these beans to Joseph Clark, the first Caucasian child born in Lubec, Maine. The flavor is described as fruity, rich, and nutty with a dense and meaty texture. It's great for soups and stews since it can hold its shape well under long cooking times, even with heavy seasoning.
22 oz bag
We love this bean in just about everything. It's so tasty just on it's own with a bit of salt you really don't have to do much to it at all. It's quite versatile and goes equally well as baked beans as it does in a hearty bowl of chili or our parmesan, rosemary soup.
Small Town Specialties is a family owned and operated business. Allen and Kendral are passionate about bringing you Non GMO, and Gluten-free products directly from their farm. What started with just a handful of beans, years later has turned into a flourishing crop.