Eat Local Beans (Dried)
Just last week, we were talking about making local hummus. Now, we learn of a great way to get a hold of local beans to make hummus and all sorts of bean dishes. Our friends at Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks are now offering dried beans from Spring Valley from Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Irv (0r) Shelly e–mail:
There are a wide variety available which are delicious in a lot of different dishes. The Jacob’s Cattle is a sweet Heirloom variety and is great for baked beans. The Ying Yang is a Rare Heirloom variety similar to a Black Turtle Bean which are great in cold salads with corn or in dips. The Tongue of Fire has a nutty flavor and is popular in Italian cuisine so try these in soups and stews. The Scarlet Beauty Beans are similar to Kidney Beans and go great in chili. The Vermont Cranberry is another Heirloom variety and also have a nutty flavor. Finally we are also offering a Mixed Bag of all of the varieties. If you are big on beans give one of these a try
Look here for more detail on the Freshpicks.com site.