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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
Cannellini 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

Ayocote Morado beans (organic)
Ayocote Morado beans (organic)

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

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

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)
Alubia beans (organic)

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.

 

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)
Bayo beans (organic)

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.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

Harvest info
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 for flavor
and nutrition

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 change 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.

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Stock your pantry

Hummus kit
Hummus kit

Hummus kit

Chickpeas  •  Tahini  •  Harissa

 

We teamed up with our friends Soom and New York Shuk to create the perfect kit for the creamiest, dreamiest hummus at home. 

This Hummus kit represents our shared mission to offer thoughtful pantry staples that create a sense of connection to the planet, other cultures, and each other. The best chickpeas and tahini blend together to make a rich and creamy dip, and the harissa adds a magical heat we can't get enough of. Our favorite hummus recipe is included in the kit– transport yourself to the bustling streets of Tel Aviv with every bite. Set includes: 

 

2 1-lb bags Primary Beans Chickpeas (organic)
11 oz jar of Soom Tahini
10 oz jar of New York Shuk Signature Harissa

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
All the beans set
All the beans set

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

Hummus kit
Hummus kit

Hummus kit

Chickpeas  •  Tahini  •  Harissa

 

We teamed up with our friends Soom and New York Shuk to create the perfect kit for the creamiest, dreamiest hummus at home. 

This Hummus kit represents our shared mission to offer thoughtful pantry staples that create a sense of connection to the planet, other cultures, and each other. The best chickpeas and tahini blend together to make a rich and creamy dip, and the harissa adds a magical heat we can't get enough of. Our favorite hummus recipe is included in the kit– transport yourself to the bustling streets of Tel Aviv with every bite. Set includes: 

 

2 1-lb bags Primary Beans Chickpeas (organic)
11 oz jar of Soom Tahini
10 oz jar of New York Shuk Signature Harissa

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
All the beans set
All the beans set

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

Not-a-pinto set (organic)
Not-a-pinto set (organic)
Not-a-pinto set - organic - Primary Beans

Not-a-pinto set (organic)

Set of 3 bean varieties

 

A set of 3 really unique beans that are prized in Mexico and allow you to expand your horizons beyond pinto. They all make epic frijoles de la olla and are perfect as a gift. Set includes 3 varieties (left to right): 

 

  • Flor de Junio (organic)
  • Bayo (organic)
  • Negro (organic)

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 3 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.

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Friday night beans, greens, and sausage

Friday night beans, greens, and sausage

My partner, Dylan, and I probably make this every-other-Friday (at least). It’s easy enough to make after a long work...

Our top 5 steps to an organized kitchen

Our top 5 steps to an organized kitchen

Now that we’ve settled into the role of being our own personal chefs, we thought we’d share our favorite ways...

Botanica’s bean tartine with sage-pistachio pesto

Botanica’s bean tartine with sage-pistachio pesto

This stunning recipe comes from Botanica, one of Los Angeles’s leading vegetable-forward restaurants. Primary Beans and Botanica partnered up for a...

A primer on bean nutrition

A primer on bean nutrition

Beans are a magical fruit– but not for the reason you think. Beans pack in an average of 21-24 grams...

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

Garlicky white bean spread

Garlicky white bean spread

Frijoles de la Olla

Frijoles de la olla

Beans, greens, and sausage

Espinacas con garbanzos

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