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Rancho Gordo Harvest 2023 T-Shirt
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Rancho Gordo Harvest 2023 T-Shirt


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Celebrate the fall 2023 bean harvest with a limited-edition Rancho Gordo T-Shirt.  100% of sales benefit kids. 

All sales, not just the profits, of this limited edition Harvest tee-shirt go to the Santa Ana Unified School District's Farm to School program, headed by Prof. Moises Plascencia. Moises and Rancho Gordo's Steve Sando met years ago when Moises was collecting seeds from Santa Ana families who were gardening, creating a seed bank rich in local immigrant history. 

FARM2SAUSD is a variety of programs that use school meals as a conduit for learning, connect health to heritage, strengthen local food systems, and promote better living at Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Nutrition Services. The underlying goal is to build a more sustainable and just food system, taking a holistic approach to health, learning, and community. Funds from the tee shirt will help with food procurement, raised bed gardens for the students, education, and composting. You can learn more about the program here. 

Traditional unisex Tees in white. 100% cotton and printed in California.

The top photo is KCRW's Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food, with Moises Plascencia at the Heirloom Bean Encuentro: Rancho Gordo at Alta Baja, October 2023. 

Custom artwork by the talented Blanca Molina of Blanca Creative

Rancho Gordo Harvest 2023 T-Shirt

$ 20.00
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Free Shipping on each order $50 and over

FedEx Ground shipments, and one shipping location per order.

For orders less than $50: 
Our flat-fee shipping charges via FedEx Ground is $11 (regardless of weight)
One pound or One Thousand pounds, it's the same price. 

Our flat-fee shipping charge via US Postal Service is as follows:
$11 each 15 pounds
All shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, P.O. boxes, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses must go via USPS.

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The Rancho Gordo Story

You Can Blame it All on the Dutch

I was shopping one August for tomatoes and, despite Napa being one of the world's most magnificent agricultural regions, all the tomatoes were from a hothouse in Holland! Worse, they were hard and pale pink instead of the ripe tomatoes I was craving. I started to grow my own tomatoes and this eventually led to beans.

My first harvested heirloom bean was Rio Zape. They were pretty and easy to grow but I had no idea what to expect when I cooked them. They were similar to the pintos I liked but there was so much more going on. Hints of chocolate and coffee mixed with an earthy texture made my head spin. I was blown away by Rio Zape and the other heirloom beans I was growing, but also really confused why they were such a big secret. I took the beans to the farmers market, organizing things on my kitchen table. Soon there was a warehouse, followed by more markets and mail order. It seems we had struck a nerve. People agreed that heirloom beans were worth saving, growing and cooking. Currently our warehouse, a retail shop, and offices are in Napa, California, and a stop here is part of many tours of the wine country. 

All of my agricultural pursuits have been based on being someone who likes to cook but gets frustrated by the lack of ingredients, especially those that are native to the Americas. One of the things that originally drew me to beans was the fact that they are indigenous to the Americas. It seems to me these indigenous ingredients should be familiar, if not common. American cuisine is re-inventing itself and I'd love to include ingredients, traditions and recipes from north and south of the border as part of the equation. I love the concept of The Americas. I feel as if it's just as important as the European heritage many of us share.

You can read more about the Rancho Gordo story here.

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