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. 

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

$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.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

$9.00
Michelet - Primary Beans
Michelet - 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.

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Wyoming, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

$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.

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Minnesota, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

Michelet - Primary Beans
Michelet - 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.

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Wyoming, USA

Net weight: 1 lb

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

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

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

$80.00
Not-a-pinto set (organic) - Primary Beans
Not-a-pinto set (organic) - Primary Beans
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

$25.00
Not-a-pinto set (organic) - Primary Beans
Not-a-pinto set (organic) - Primary Beans
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.

get cookin'

Small but mighty: Beans’ treasured role in agriculture (Part 1)

The humble bean has been fundamental to meeting agricultural, nutritional, and cultural needs of the societies that have grown them. We're giving you an in-depth look at the evolution of beans.

Persian-style herby beans with yogurt and caramelized onions

We’re excited to share one of our favorite recipes, adapted from the herbaceous bean and noodle soup known as ash reshteh, which is typically celebrated during Nowruz.

Favorite shakshuka with chickpeas and harissa

Shakshuka is at the top of our list of eggs-for-dinner recipes, though in Israel it’s brunch fare above all. It’s a one-pan dish of eggs baked in a spice-laden tomato sauce, and served with a pile of warm pita bread. 

Chipotle baked beans with cilantro pesto 

 This recipe was just made for the plump, sturdy, and creamy nature of our Ayocote beans. These large beans really shine when bathed in the smoky chipotle-tomato sauce and topped with bright cilantro pesto.

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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