Here at Rancho Gordo we had a chance to meet with Napa's culinary leaders of tomorrow. Vintage High School teacher (and longtime friend of Rancho Gordo) teacher Mike Cromwell brought his culinary class for a visit.
The kids ate some of the beans from the Heirloom Beans book (prepared by them) and then I gave them a tour of the store, the packing area and our mail order center (it's all in the same big space but I try and milk it for all it's worth!)
They were a great crowd and I'd love to think of them cooking beans for the rest of their lives. I would be flattered!