Beans


beans

Lone Willow Ranch is please to offer special varieties of Organic Heirloom Dry Beans. We started growing beans a few years ago when we discovered some of the heirlooms varieties were diapering from the markets. As we have done with our Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, we have grown out with great success nice varieties of beans that compliment any meal or have them as a main dish. Our beans have unusual color and flavor unlike the run of the mill beans that are commonly available. Not only are they pretty but are packed with nutrition and value.

Lone Willow Ranch aims to provide customers with the freshest best tasting Dry Beans grown, processed and packaged on our Organic Farm. Lone Willow Ranch beans are not only healthy choice but are also healthy for the environment by harvesting the beans and tilling in the plants to enrich our soil. Low inputs high quality. As a legume, it adds nitrogen to the soil and increases nutritional value.

Consumers want to know where their food comes from. They crave a connection to the local farmer and want to support locally grown food. They also want high quality with good nutrient ion with creative expression. Lone Willow Organic Dry Beans meet all of the demands of the conscious food shopper, by providing beautiful nutritious beans.

Lone Willow Organic's offers Eight varieties of dry beans

  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Black Eye Peas
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Black Beans
  • River Red (September 2011)
  • Yellow Eye (September 2011)
  • Black Garbanzo (September 2011)
  • White Garbanzo (September 2011)

We offer our beans in 2 different packaging options:

  • 2 lbs. Packages @ $8.00 per package.
  • Bulk - contact us for details

red kidney beansRed Kidney Beans - $8.00/2lbs. package

The 'kidney bean' otherwise called 'the chili bean' with its dark red skin is named for its visual resemblance to a kidney. The kidney bean is also known as the red bean,although this usage can cause confusion with other red beans. Red kidney beans are used in New Orleans and much of southern Louisiana for the classic Monday Creole dish of red beans and rice. The smaller, darker red beans, particularly in Louisiana families with a recent Caribbean heritage. They are a common ingredient in chili con carne. Raw kidney beans, and some other beans, contain the toxin phytohaemagglutinin, which is destroyed by boiling for at least ten minutes.

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pinto beansPinto Beans - $8.00/2lbs. package

The pinto bean (Spanish: frijol pinto, literally "painted bean") is named for its mottled skin (compare pinto horse), hence it is a type of mottled bean. It is the most common bean in the United States[8] and northwestern Mexico,[9] and is most often eaten whole in broth or mashed and refried. Either whole or mashed, it is a common filling for burritos. The young pods may also be harvested and cooked as green pinto beans. This is the bean most commonly used for refried beans (fresh or canned) and in many dishes at Tex-Mex restaurants. Rice and pinto beans served with corn bread or corn tortillas are often a staple meal where meat is unavailable; the amino acids in this combination make it a complete protein source. Pinto beans were once a staple of the people, especially during the winter months. Studies have indicated that pinto beans can help reduce cholesterol levels.

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black eye peasBlack Eye Peas - $8.00/2lbs. package

The black-eyed pea, also called black-eyed bean, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized edible bean. The bean mutates easily, giving rise to a number of varieties. The common commercial one is called the California Black eye; it is pale-colored with a prominent black spot and is related to the asparagus bean. Black eye peas are know for bringing prosperity when eaten on New Years Day. Black-eyed peas are an excellent source of calcium.

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cranberrt beansCranberry Beans - $10.00/2lbs. package

Cranberry beans originated in Colombia as the cargamanto. The bean is a medium large tan or hazelnut-colored bean, splashed with red/black to magenta streaks. A new cranberry bean variety, Crimson, is light tan and speckled maroon and is also resistant to viruses and has a high yield. Borlotti beans, also known as roman beans or romano beans are a variety of cranberry bean bred in Italy to have a thicker skin. It is very popular in Italian, Portuguese and Turkish cuisine. Pinto beans look the same as cranberry and borlotti beans, but differ in taste.

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black beansBlack Beans - $8.00/2lbs. package

The small, shiny black turtle bean is especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in Cajun and Creole cuisines of South Louisiana. It is often called simply the black bean. The black turtle bean has a dense, meaty texture and flavor reminiscent of mushrooms, which makes it popular in vegetarian dishes such as the Mexican-American black bean burrito. It is a very popular bean in various regions of Brazil, and is used in the national dish. It is also a main ingredient and is served in almost all of Latin America as well as many Hispanic communities in the United States. The black turtle bean is also very popular for making into soups and corn salsa. It is also common to keep the boiled water of these beans (which acquires a black coloring) to and consume it as a soup with other ingredients for seasoning, broth or use it to season or color other dishes. Black turtle beans have recently been reported to be an extremely good source of nutritional antioxidants.

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Red River BeansRed River Beans - $10.00/2lbs. package

Lone Willow Red River Bean has dramatic red and white markings. It has a soft creamy texture and is considered an unusually tasty baking bean. They are great with ham or Mexican dishes. It is sweeter and mealier bean that compliments any meal or as a main dish. They also contain 75% less of the gas-causing carbohydrates.

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Small Red Beans - $8.00/2lbs. package

Small red beans are similar to red kidney beans, except that they are smaller in size, and, in our opinion, their flavor is slightly different. Small red beans are also called Mexican Red Beans.  They hold their shape and firmness when cooked.  Small red beans can be used in soups, salads, chili and Creole dishes.  

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Yellow Eye Beans - $8.00/2lbs. package - Available in 2014

Yellow Eyes are dense, creamy and delicious. Replace Navy beans or Great Northerns with Yellow Eyes and your dish becomes a feast. Yellow eye beans have a similar taste to navy beans or great northern beans, but with more flavor. Look for dried yellow eye beans, also known as Maine yellow eyes, in specialty stores, especially those catering to Northeastern or Maine regional foods. Like most beans, retailers sell yellow eyes year round in dried form.

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