Meet the farm behind your favorite chickpeas

Meet the farm behind your favorite chickpeas

Ever since we launched, our Chickpeas have been a community favorite for their distinct size, rich flavor, and creamy consistency. So we decided to sit down with Jeff Bangs, our farm partner at Montana-based Prairie Sun Farms, to learn more about the Marvel chickpea variety, what makes it so special, and how its virtues extend well beyond its culinary traits. We're proud to partner with Jeff and his wife Katie as they continue the work their family has been doing on the farm for generations, while introducing practices that help evolve and sustain it in the face of the challenges of today.

 

To get started, tell us a bit more about yourself!
Your farm has been in your family for generations. Can you share a bit more about it, and how it and other farms in the area have changed over the years?


What should people know about the landscape and terrain your farm operates in?


Let's give the people what they want. We'd love for you to tell us a bit more about the Marvel Chickpea and its role on your farm.

What's the role that chickpeas play in the soil that distinguishes it from other crops that your farm grows?


You grow both organic and conventional chickpeas. What are some of the challenges and nuances around growing organic that most people don't know?

 


In Part 2, we speak to Jeff about regenerative agriculture, and how the farm is navigating the ongoing challenge of climate change.

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