A fresh approach
to dried beans

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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. 

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

Negro beans (organic)
Negro beans (organic)

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.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

Negro beans (organic)
Negro beans (organic)

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.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

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.

 

USDA organic certified

Harvested: Winter 2020/21 

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

Digital gift card - Primary Beans
Digital gift card - Primary Beans

Digital gift card

Give the gift of beans

 

Shopping for someone else but not sure what their favorite bean is? Let them choose with our digital gift card, available in 3 different amounts.

 

Gift cards are delivered by email for forwarding to the recipient and contain instructions for how to redeem at checkout.

Mayocoba beans
Mayocoba 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.

 

Harvested: Fall 2020

Source: Michigan, USA

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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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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Refried beans

Refried beans

Once you’ve made a pot of beans using our guide, you’ve allllmost made refried beans. All you need is a little...

Frijoles de la olla

Frijoles de la olla

If you've never had frijoles de la olla, your life is about to be changed. We’ve experimented with enough variations...

Baked beans with greens, dill, and yogurt

Baked beans with greens, dill, and yogurt

For those of you who love one-dish dinners that don't compromise on complexity of flavor, this one’s for you. Inspired...

Pared-down cassoulet

Pared-down cassoulet

Deceptively known as “peasant fare” in France, cassoulet is as technical as it gets when it comes to beans. 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.

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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