A fresh approach
to dried beans

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Indulge your palate and the planet

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Indulge your palate
and the planet

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A wholesome pantry upgrade for your home cooking–

Single-origin dried beans that deliver big flavor with ease.

Mayocoba beans - Primary Beans
Mayocoba beans - Primary Beans

Mayocoba beans

Sweet   •  Buttery  •  Hearty 

 

These delightful yellow beans are beloved in Coastal Mexico for refried beans, and perfect for tacu tacu, a favorite in Peru to use up leftover beans and rice. We love their smooth, buttery texture and rich golden broth, making a brothy bowl of these beans a meal in and of itself. They have a mildly sweet flavor and are one of our top picks for recipes calling for white beans, where their creaminess can shine.

 

Looking for heirloom and organic beans? You're in the right place. There are plenty of nuances when it comes to beans, and our beans are from recent harvests, packed with flavor and nutrition, and grown by climate-conscious family farms. 

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Michigan, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

 

As seen in our All the beans set.

 

$9.00
Flor de junio beans (organic) - Primary Beans
Flor de junio beans (organic) - Primary Beans

Flor de junio beans (organic)

Sweet  •  Creamy  •  Smooth

 

These mid-sized beans with attractive pink-purple marbling are an old favorite in Central Mexico for brothy beans like frijoles charros. We love their creamy smooth texture and mildly sweet flavor, which goes perfectly with rich meats and spicy salsas. Cook them into a big pot of beans and garnish with allll the toppings.

 

Looking for heirloom and organic beans? You're in the right place. There are plenty of nuances when it comes to beans, and our beans are from recent harvests, packed with flavor and nutrition, and grown by climate-conscious family farms. 

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

 

As seen in our Not-a-pinto set.

 

$9.00
Negro beans (organic) - Primary Beans
Negro beans (organic) - Primary Beans

Negro beans (organic)

Earthy  •  Silky  •  Firm 

 

These small, flavorful beans are a favorite across Latin America. They make countless dishes famous, including Cuban frijoles negros and Brazilian feijoada. We love their creamy yet firm texture and complex earthy flavor. Enjoy them in soups and stews that feature their bold broth. Done right, and you get a thick, luscious broth that coats each bean.

 

Looking for heirloom and organic beans? You're in the right place. There are plenty of nuances when it comes to beans, and our beans are from recent harvests, packed with flavor and nutrition, and grown by climate-conscious family farms. 

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

 

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

 

$9.00
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.

 

Looking for heirloom and organic beans? You're in the right place. There are plenty of nuances when it comes to beans, and our beans are from recent harvests, packed with flavor and nutrition, and grown by climate-conscious family farms. 

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Minnesota, USA

Net weight: 1 lb


As seen in our All the beans and The Italians sets.

 

Michelet beans - Primary Beans
Michelet beans - Primary Beans

Michelet beans

Mild  •  Creamy  •  Delicate 

 

These mid-sized white beans are essential to the French kitchen for thick stews like cassoulet. The texture becomes soft and creamy as the beans cook, and the mild, nutty flavor takes on whatever flavors you add. We love cooking them in homemade chicken stock, adding a richness that these beans can handle. Devour with a crusty baguette the French way.

 

Looking for heirloom and organic beans? You're in the right place. There are plenty of nuances when it comes to beans, and our beans are from recent harvests, packed with flavor and nutrition, and grown by climate-conscious family farms. 

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Wyoming, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

 

As seen in our All the beans set.

 

The italians set - Primary Beans
The italians set - Primary Beans
The Italians set - 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

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)
  • Michelet
  • Chickpea (organic)
  • Ayocote Blanco (organic)
  • Cranberry 
  • Cannellini
  • Ayocote Morado (organic)
  • Mayocoba

 

Harvested: Fall 2020 and Winter 2020/21

Net weight: 10 lbs

A fresh approach to dried beans

A fresh approach
to dried beans

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

Grown with home
cooks in mind

We obsess over quality and partner with forward-thinking farmers and researchers, ensuring our beans are packed with flavor and nutrition.

Climate-conscious meals for all

Climate-conscious
meals for all

 We're making climate-friendly food accessible to home cooks and championing farms as they do the hard work of growing food responsibly. 

A fresh approach to dried beans

A fresh approach
to dried beans

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

Grown with home
cooks in mind

We obsess over quality and partner with forward-thinking farmers and researchers, ensuring our beans are packed with flavor and nutrition.

Climate-conscious meals for all

Climate-conscious
meals for all

 We're making climate-friendly food accessible to home cooks and championing farms as they do the hard work of growing food responsibly. 

Photo of Lesley Sykes, the founder

A note from
our co-founder, Lesley

After spending 15 years working in agriculture and learning about the role that beans play in human and soil health, it became clear to me that beans are the perfect food. As I cooked my way through as many beans from around the world I could get my hands on, I knew I had to share the love.

our story
Photo of Lesley Sykes, the founder

A note from
our co-founder, Lesley

After spending 15 years working in agriculture and learning about the role that beans play in human and soil health, it became clear to me that beans are the perfect food. As I cooked my way through as many beans from around the world I could get my hands on, I knew I had to share the love.

our story

Plant protein

Lots of fiber

Sustained energy

Key nutrients

The magic of salt, flavor, and time

High comfort, low effort. We’re spilling the beans on how to make bean cooking a breeze in our guide.

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Bean ingredient medley
Bean ingredient medley

The magic of salt, flavor, and time

High comfort, low effort. We’re spilling the beans on how to make bean cooking a breeze in our guide.

Stock your pantry

The italians set - Primary Beans
The italians set - Primary Beans
The Italians set - 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

 

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
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

 

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

 

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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."

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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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*Actual* veggie burgers

You make a veggie burger because you want an actual veggie burger, not a plant-based burger that tastes exactly like meat. This recipe celebrates beans and veggies...

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We're sharing articles (and the occassional listen, film, or show) by trusted voices that explore food topics like farming, culture, health, climate change, technology, and more. Learn with us.

Carrot-bean soup with miso and dill

Here's a simple, nourishing carrot-bean soup with miso, lemon zest, and dill for a flavor punch. We love the rustic nature that’s achieved by keeping vegetable chunks whole rather than pureeing. 

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.

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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