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Dried Rancho Gordo Whipple Bean
Cooked Whipple Bean with herbs on topped.
Cooked Rancho Gordo Whipple Bean

Whipple Bean

Regular price $ 6.25

1 Lb Bag

We are excited to introduce you to this historic heirloom from the Willamette Valley that somehow manages to be light and substantial at the same time.

These have quickly become one of the staff's favorite beans. Because they are mild, they're a great canvas for however you want to prepare them.

They look very similar to the classic Cargamanto bean from Colombia and they are likely related to the Spanish Tolosana bean from the Basque region.

This delicious bean comes with a lot of mystery. We know they've adapted beautifully to the Willamette Valley in Oregon but the question is whether they were brought by pioneers in the 19th century or by an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in the 1970s. The only references seem to be from seed companies telling one or the other story.

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Similar to

Cranberry, Good Mother Stallard, Eye of the Goat, Pinto

Latin name

Phaseolus vulgaris

Country of origin


"And yes, the beans really are better—and different—than the dusty bag you'll find on the shelves of most supermarkets."

Margaret Eby
Food + Wine Magazine

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