Primary Beans x Tamoa trio
Primary Beans x Tamoa trio
Primary Beans x Tamoa Parraleno beans
Primary Beans x Tamoa Ayocote Arcoiris beans
Primary Beans x Tamoa Atolito beans

Primary Beans x Tamoa trio

$27.00

We’re thrilled to offer this limited-edition trio in collaboration with Mexico-based Tamoa. These beans are so rare, even Google doesn't recognize them. Set includes:

 

  • 1-lb bag Atolito beans
  • 1-lb bag Ayocote Arcoíris beans
  • 1-lb bag Parraleño beans

 

This trio, consisting of ParraleñoAtolito and Ayocote Arcoíris, is brought to you in collaboration with our friends at Tamoa to showcase the flavors and unique heritage of the small-scale, regional farms in Mexico. Together, we're delighted to expand your palate while celebrating farms that rely on climate-conscious methods and keep long-standing traditions alive.

About Tamoa

The origin story of beans begins with Mexico– which is why we’re thrilled to work with Tamoa to highlight lesser-known varieties and regional practices of small farms in Mexico.

Founded by Francisco Musi and Sofia Casarin, Tamoa was born out of curiosity and passion for their Mexican heritage and a desire to champion the country’s food culture and traditional farming practices. The couple is on a mission to sustain crops native to Mexico by serving as a bridge between the small-scale farmers that preserve native crops and the increasing number of kitchens across North America that value high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. Through partnering with Primary Beans, they’re delighted to extend their mission by bringing these unique varieties to home kitchens in the US

Sofia and Francisco of Tamoa
Sofia and Francisco of Tamoa

About Tamoa

The origin story of beans begins with Mexico– which is why we’re thrilled to work with Tamoa to highlight lesser-known varieties and regional practices of small farms in Mexico.

Founded by Francisco Musi and Sofia Casarin, Tamoa was born out of curiosity and passion for their Mexican heritage and a desire to champion the country’s food culture and traditional farming practices. The couple is on a mission to sustain crops native to Mexico by serving as a bridge between the small-scale farmers that preserve native crops and the increasing number of kitchens across North America that value high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. Through partnering with Primary Beans, they’re delighted to extend their mission by bringing these unique varieties to home kitchens in the US. 

Farm in Tlaxcala, Mexico

Sourcing notes

Grown by: Angoa García and Angoa González families
Growing region: Ixtenco, Tlaxcala
Climate: Semi-temperate
Altitude: 2,500 meters above sea level

The growing region of Tlaxcala is home to one of the early cultures of Mesoamerica, the Otomi. It’s common to find pine and oak trees alongside drought-tolerant plants such as cactus and agave (Tlaxcala is famous for pulque!). Staples grown in Tlaxcala include corn, beans, broad beans, alberjones (green peas), and tree fruit. Atolito beans are grown alongside other bean varieties and amid capulin (cherry) and chabacano (apricot) trees. They are then harvested by hand, horse, or tractor, and sun dried until they can be shelled and cleaned.

A special thanks to
Christian Palma and Yolin Corhe (photos and video footage)
and Eduardo Velasco (video editing)

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Jennie Vargas
Parraleno Beans

The Parraleno beans were excellent. Tried them as refried beans as well. Very good.

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Bob L.
Wonderful!

(Ayocote Arcoíris) These have excellent flavor and I love the mix of colors. It's been awhile since I've had runner beans; I'd forgotten how good they can be. "Meaty" is a good descriptor. We've been adding some of the leftover beans to salads. They turn a simple salad into a meal - perfect on a hot, no-cook summer day.