Stories that take you deep into the world of beans
What it means to be a product of agricluture
Pay attention and even embrace the imperfect. By doing so you'll contribute to less waste, and still get to enjoy delicious food in the way that Mother Nature has always intended.
A note about finding solace in summer meals
For as long as we’ve lived, food has been a catalyst for conversation, for relationship-building, and for joy, especially when things feel difficult. My hope is that this season is no different.
Why beans are essential for a healthy gut
We’re not shy about touting all the scientifically proven benefits of beans, which is why we’re excited to partner with Chelsea Didinger, PhD Candidate, to dive into the role beans play in promoting gut health.
A special note for Earth Day
It’s a privilege to celebrate all our progress this Earth Day– it’s a reminder that a group of passionate individuals working collectively towards a shared vision is the best way to create change.
What is regenerative agriculture anyway?
Our Montana farm is looking towards regenerative agriculture to sustain the future of the farm. But like any buzzword, the definition can get muddled, so we sat down with owner Jeff Bangs.
Meet the farm behind your favorite chickpeas
We sat down with our Montana-based farm partner to learn more about the Marvel chickpea variety, what makes it so special, and how its virtues extend well beyond its culinary traits.
When is the best time to salt beans?
The exact timing for adding salt is controversial among cooks. In this experiment, I ran four different tests on Chickpeas from Primary Beans to determine the best method. By Karishma Pradhan.
The science behind cooking beans
Bean cooking can get a bit controversial, so in partnership with Primary Beans, Karishma Pradhan set out to put an end to some of the most pressing bean cooking questions.
Company update from our founders (November 2021)
Launching this next crop is a huge milestone for us and our small team is working feverishly to get so many new and exciting things launched around the holidays.
A note about climate change from Lesley
As we get ready to bring incredible new bean varieties to your table, we’ve also been navigating the realities that come with working directly with farms.
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.