A fresh approach
to dried beans

shop the latest harvests

A fresh approach to dried beans

shop the latest harvests

A fresh approach to dried beans

shop the latest harvests

Welcome to our world of beans

Primary Beans places the almighty bean– grown for flavor and nutrition– at the forefront of meals that are good for you and the planet. 

Cannellini beans - Primary Beans
Cannellini beans - Primary Beans

Cannellini beans

Nutty  •  Silky  •  Hearty

 

These long, creamy white beans are quintessentially Tuscan and savored throughout Europe. We love their gentle, nutty flavor and silky yet firm texture. They’ll hold up in just about anything slow-simmered soups and stews, pasta dishes, and marinated salads. They also make a luscious, super-smooth puree. Don’t skimp on the olive oil.

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Minnesota, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

$9.00
Ayocote Morado beans (organic) - Primary Beans
Ayocote Morado beans (organic) - Primary Beans

Ayocote Morado beans (organic)

Meaty  •  Velvety  •  Sturdy 

 

These majestic purple beans have deep roots in Oaxaca, traditionally served with smoky mole, and as a filling in masa street snacks. Complex and meaty, with a luxurious creamy yet firm texture, these beans make any meal special. Pair with similarly bold and assertive flavors dried chiles, earthy greens, and tangy cheese. We especially love them in dishes featuring their dark, flavorful broth.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

$9.00
Chickpea (Garbanzo) - Primary Beans
Chickpea (Garbanzo) - Primary Beans

Chickpea (organic)

Nutty  •  Smooth  •  Rustic

 

The ancient, knobby chickpea is a beloved staple across the globe, including the Middle East, India, Africa, and Europe. And rightfully so! These beans are incredibly versatile, adding creamy body to soups, curries, salads, rice, and pasta. What’s more, they can be transformed into hummus, falafel, or a crunchy snack.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Fall 2020 

Source: Montana, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

$9.00
Chickpea (Garbanzo) - Primary Beans
Chickpea (Garbanzo) - Primary Beans

Chickpea (organic)

Nutty  •  Smooth  •  Rustic

 

The ancient, knobby chickpea is a beloved staple across the globe, including the Middle East, India, Africa, and Europe. And rightfully so! These beans are incredibly versatile, adding creamy body to soups, curries, salads, rice, and pasta. What’s more, they can be transformed into hummus, falafel, or a crunchy snack.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Fall 2020 

Source: Montana, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

Alubia beans (organic) - Primary Beans
Alubia beans (organic) - Primary Beans

Alubia beans (organic)

Nutty  •  Smooth  •  Supple 

 

These small, versatile beans come top of mind when thinking about Mediterranean-inspired dishes. We love their smooth, firm texture and mildly nutty flavor, making them a great candidate for really, anything from hearty soups to herby salads. They readily absorb flavor and pair deliciously with lots of garlic, skin-on chicken, and fatty meats like chorizo or pancetta. 

 

As seen in the All the beans set.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

Cranberry (Borlotti) - Primary Beans
Cranberry (Borlotti) - Primary Beans

Cranberry beans

Sweet  •  Velvety  •  Plump 

 

These striking red-and-cream marbled beans are beloved around the world, especially Northern Italy. And for good reason: we love their plumpness, nutty flavor, and velvety smooth texture. As a bonus, they produce a rich, meaty broth, making these beans one of the best choices for stews and other brothy dishes. They hold their shape well, so try them in pasta and salads too.

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Wyoming, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

Bayo beans (organic) - Primary Beans
Bayo beans (organic) - Primary Beans

Bayo beans (organic)

Bacon-y  •  Creamy  •  Firm 

 

Popular in Central Mexico, these smooth, leather-colored beans are like a firmer, creamier pinto. We love their dense, smooth consistency and bacon-y notes, which pair perfectly with salty, tangy, and spicy flavors. These beans are one of the best choices for refried beans, frijoles de la olla, and other Mexican-inspired recipes. Serve on its own, or alongside grilled chicken.

 

As seen in the Not-a-pinto and All the beans sets.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

Harvest information
on every bag

Unlike beans at the grocery store, ours are sourced directly from farms and delivered right to you, with harvest information on every bag.

Grown with home cooks in mind

We obsess over quality and partner with forward-thinking farmers and researchers who are committed to growing for flavor and nutrition.

Climate-conscious
sourcing

Bean crops don’t stress the natural ecosystem and uniquely add nutrients to the soil. Our farms go the extra mile to care for the environment.

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A note from our founder

I started Primary Beans to share my obsession with beans and to celebrate home cooking as an act of mindful living. Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, our beans provide you with the chance to connect with yourself, those around you, and the planet.

our story

Plant protein

Lots of fiber

Sustained energy

Key nutrients

Get big flavor with ease

There’s much debate in the bean world about cooking times, soaking, salting and more. We’re spilling the beans on how to keep it simple in our cooking guide.

get the guide
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Stock your pantry

Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans

Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio

3-lb x 3 bean set

 

Ships in ~7 days

 

We teamed up with Holistic Nutritionist and Bean Protocol™ specialist, Unique Hammond, to offer a limited-edition bean set featuring 3 of our favorite beans in a new, larger 3-lb bag. 

 

Like us, Unique Hammond is serious about beans. She not only considers them to be delicious, versatile, and climate-friendly, but as an essential ingredient to overall well-being. The Bean Protocol™ has over a million followers across the globe. The lifestyle approach is simple: incorporate more fiber in the form of beans and other plants into your diet for a gentle detox and a happier, healthier gut. 

 

Together, we thought of no better way to bring the concept of beans as medicine to a larger audience than through this special collaboration. Set includes: 

 

3-lb bag Cannellini beans

3-lb bag Chickpeas (organic)

3-lb bag Mayocoba beans

 

$65.00
Hummus kit
Hummus kit

Hummus kit

Chickpeas  •  Tahini  •  EVOO

 

Ships in ~7 days

 

Back by popular demand, this time with a zingy new twist. We teamed up with our friends Soom and PRMRY to create the perfect kit for the creamiest, dreamiest hummus at home. 

 

The Hummus kit represents our shared mission to offer thoughtful pantry staples that highlight the freshest ingredients nature has to offer. The best chickpeas and tahini blend together to make a rich and creamy dip, and the extra virgin olive oil adds depth and brightness that brings the flavors to life. Our favorite hummus recipe is included in the kit– transport yourself to the sunny Mediterranean with every bite. Set includes:

 

2 1-lb bags Primary Beans Chickpeas (organic)

11 oz jar of Soom Premium Tahini

375 ml bottle PRMRY Enhance Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$52.00
The Italians - Primary Beans
The Italians - Primary Beans
The Italians - Primary Beans

The Italians set

Set of 3 bean varieties

 

Meet the Italians. Everything you need to take classic Italian dishes up a notch– pasta e ceci, ribollita, minestrone, you get the idea. Oh, and it also makes a perfect gift. Set includes 3 varieties (left to right):

 

  • Chickpea (organic)
  • Cannellini 
  • Cranberry

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Net weight: 3 lbs

$25.00
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans
Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio - Primary Beans

Primary Beans x Unique Hammond: Special bean trio

3-lb x 3 bean set

 

Ships in ~7 days

 

We teamed up with Holistic Nutritionist and Bean Protocol™ specialist, Unique Hammond, to offer a limited-edition bean set featuring 3 of our favorite beans in a new, larger 3-lb bag. 

 

Like us, Unique Hammond is serious about beans. She not only considers them to be delicious, versatile, and climate-friendly, but as an essential ingredient to overall well-being. The Bean Protocol™ has over a million followers across the globe. The lifestyle approach is simple: incorporate more fiber in the form of beans and other plants into your diet for a gentle detox and a happier, healthier gut. 

 

Together, we thought of no better way to bring the concept of beans as medicine to a larger audience than through this special collaboration. Set includes: 

 

3-lb bag Cannellini beans

3-lb bag Chickpeas (organic)

3-lb bag Mayocoba beans

 

Hummus kit
Hummus kit

Hummus kit

Chickpeas  •  Tahini  •  EVOO

 

Ships in ~7 days

 

Back by popular demand, this time with a zingy new twist. We teamed up with our friends Soom and PRMRY to create the perfect kit for the creamiest, dreamiest hummus at home. 

 

The Hummus kit represents our shared mission to offer thoughtful pantry staples that highlight the freshest ingredients nature has to offer. The best chickpeas and tahini blend together to make a rich and creamy dip, and the extra virgin olive oil adds depth and brightness that brings the flavors to life. Our favorite hummus recipe is included in the kit– transport yourself to the sunny Mediterranean with every bite. Set includes:

 

2 1-lb bags Primary Beans Chickpeas (organic)

11 oz jar of Soom Premium Tahini

375 ml bottle PRMRY Enhance Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Italians - Primary Beans
The Italians - Primary Beans
The Italians - Primary Beans

The Italians set

Set of 3 bean varieties

 

Meet the Italians. Everything you need to take classic Italian dishes up a notch– pasta e ceci, ribollita, minestrone, you get the idea. Oh, and it also makes a perfect gift. Set includes 3 varieties (left to right):

 

  • Chickpea (organic)
  • Cannellini 
  • Cranberry

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Net weight: 3 lbs

All the beans set - Primary Beans
All the beans set - Primary Beans
All the beans set - Primary Beans

All the beans set

Set of 10 bean varieties

 

Because why not have them all? All the beans you need for the complete bean experience from bold and earthy, to mild and nutty. Set currently includes these 10 varieties (from left to right): 

 

  • Flor de Junio (organic)
  • Bayo (organic)
  • Negro (organic)
  • Cannellini
  • Chickpea (organic)
  • Alubia (organic)
  • Cranberry 
  • Michelet
  • Ayocote Morado (organic)
  • Mayocoba

 

Harvested: Fall 2020 and Winter 2020/21

Net weight: 10 lbs

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Rooted in connection

"I started Primary Beans to share our obsession with beans and to celebrate home cooking as an act of mindful living. Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, our beans provide you with the chance to connect with yourself, those around you, and the planet."

our story
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Improvise or impress

Weeknight or date night. Quick and easy, or low and slow. Refreshing salad or comforting stew. Side dish or main event. Time with yourself or time with friends. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A whole new way to appreciate beans, whatever your way is.

get cookin'

Mexican beans 3 ways: Frijoles charros, oaxaqueños, and puercos

We're sharing 3 ways to transform your next batch of Mexican-style beans into dishes representing regional favorites across Mexico. Each of these preparations starts with a batch of frijoles de la olla.

The future of beans (Part 4)

We’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at Primary Beans' role in furthering the availability of the highest quality beans to home cooks around the country.

The art of bean breeding (Part 3)

What exactly is breeding? We’re demystifying the often misunderstood concept of breeding, its important role today, and how it has shaped the availability of beans at the grocery store.

What are heirloom beans? (Part 2)

Ever wonder how heirloom beans differ from the run-of-the-mill varieties found at the typical grocery store? Here, we break down the different types of beans and explain the allure of heirloom beans.

Improvise or impress

Weeknight or date night. Quick and easy, or low and slow. Refreshing salad or comforting stew. Side dish or main event. Time with yourself or time with friends. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A whole new way to appreciate beans, whatever your way is.

Bean tartine with sage-pistachio and pesto

Bean tartine with sage-pistachio pesto

Shakshuka with chickpeas

Frijoles de la Olla

Frijoles de la olla

Garlicky white bean spread

Garlicky white bean spread

Beans, greens, and sausage

Chipotle baked beans with cilantro pesto

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