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Clay Bean Pots from San Felipe

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In the kitchen On the Road

The state of Guanajuato is in the center of Mexico and sadly, here in the states it's probably best known for the town of San Miguel de Allende, which has a population of ex-pat "artists" and retirees among the locals. I'm sure it's nice but I didn't come to Mexico to see that scene. Instead, I spent the bulk of my time in the town of Guanajuato with trips to Silao, Dolores Hidalgo and San Felipe. Along with seeing the sights, I was interested in learning more about farming cactus paddles and clay bean pots.

It took some time, but we finally hit pay dirt in San Felipe with the pots. We found this sweet little family that specialized in ollas and cazuelas and there's a chance we'll be importing them soon for sale through Rancho Gordo.

Beanpotsollas

I loved this shape but it probably won't be the one that makes it back.



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