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.

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.

 

$9.00
Ayocote blanco beans (organic)
Ayocote blanco beans (organic)

Ayocote blanco beans (organic)

Earthy  •  Velvety  •  Rustic 

 

These flavorful white beans are worthy of celebratory occasions in Mexico, commonly savored with pork and pickled jalapeños. We’re big fans there is something special about the large size, complex earthy flavor, and velvety smooth texture. These beans work equally well with Mediterranean flavors, just like their cousins the Corona and Gigante. Whatever the cuisine, they add body and creaminess to dishes where size matters salads, saucy dishes, and gratins.

 

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 All the beans set.

 

$9.00
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.

 

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
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.

 

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: Fall 2020 and Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

 

As seen in our All the beans set.


 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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