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.

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.

 

$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.


 

$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.

 

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 - 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.

 

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

 

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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Persian-style herby beans with yogurt and caramelized onions

This recipe is adapted from the herbaceous bean and noodle soup known as ash reshteh. Our version is heavy on the beans, and features the traditional yogurt and caramelized onion topping.

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.

Friday night beans, greens, and sausage

My partner, Dylan, and I probably make this every-other-Friday (at least). It’s easy enough to make after a long work day, but special enough for it to feel like a Friday.

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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