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Cannellini beans with Italian sausage & sage

1 lb. Community Grains Cannellini beans 4-6 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves 6 fresh sage leaves 4-6 black peppercorns 1/4 c. olive oil big can of whole tomatoes – stewed or chopped or sauce or fresh works too 3/4 lb. … Continue reading

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Attention Locovores!

We are excited to announce that Community Grains dried pastas and heirloom beans are now available through Good Eggs!

If you are not familiar, Good Eggs is a nifty lil’ outfit that is helping smaller, artisan food makers, farmers, and ranchers reach a wider customer base through…

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Recipe Wednesday: Southwestern Style Bean Stew

This slow-cooked bean stew is flavored with the solid smokiness of a good ham hock and the spice of your favorite salsa. It is infinitely adaptable to your preferred seasonings, and works well with any of our beans…

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Francis-Olive’s Chestnut Beans with Bacon & Cavolo Nero

Our old friend Francis-Olive, chef, baker, blogger, writer, and experimenter extraordinaire, has cooked up this delicious autumn-inspired stew using Community Grains’ Chestnut Lima Heirloom Beans:…

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Torie’s Pasta Salad

Every time we do a demo we always make Torie’s pasta salad. It’s delicious and vegan and just about every single person who sampled this asked …

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Have no fear, dried beans are here! … 4 Ways to Cook Dried Beans

We are often asked how to cook dried beans and are always surprised by how many people are intimidated by the idea of cooking them. In our eyes you really have to try hard to mess up beans. Once you have cooked beans the possibilities are endless and they keep well in the fridge for up to a week.

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Recipe Wednesday: Crispy Snow Cap Beans & Greens With Tomatoes

Community Grains Snow Cap beans pan-fried and then cooked with greens and broth in a comforting dish that can be served over rice or all on its own…

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Clay Pot One-Step Chestnut Limas

We put Russ Parson’s no-soak method to the test on our Chestnut Lima beans. This ended up being really simple and yielded some seriously delicious beans with a meaty, rich flavor. You could sauté your aromatics in the pot beforehand, but in an attempt to make this a one-step recipe we …

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Bean Basics

The amount of soaking and cooking time is highly dependent on the freshness of the beans. Because Community Grains beans are very fresh we usually say you don’t have to soak as long (or if you are up for a … Continue reading

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Visiting Our Corn & Beans at Mohr-Fry Ranches

Yesterday we drove out to Mohr-Fry Ranches in Lodi, CA (they really do have peacocks!) to check in on our Red Flint ‘Floriani’ corn and this year’s crop of heirloom beans. We’ve been getting frequent updates and pictures from both Chip and Jerry but we thought it was time to see it in person. And…well… WOW…..

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