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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. 

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

Flor de Junio beans (organic)
Flor de Junio beans (organic)

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

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

Flor de Junio beans (organic)
Flor de Junio beans (organic)

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

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

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

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

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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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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Garlicky white bean spread

Garlicky white bean spread

This creamy spread has it all: it’s classy and decadent, but also crazy simple and nourishing. We love the complexity...

Enrique Olvera's pozole (with beans)

Enrique Olvera's pozole (with beans)

Deliciously comforting and nourishing, and fortified with hominy, chiles, and pork, it’s no wonder pozole is a celebratory dish all...

Pressure cooker rajma

Pressure cooker rajma

This iconic North Indian bean stew is the ultimate comfort food. Like a classic chili, the beans are coated with a...

Creamy beans with herb oil

Creamy beans with herb oil

A bowl of creamy beans topped with a smooth, vibrant herb oil is the perfect dinner when life is busy...

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

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