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Mail Order Dried Bean Website Name??

oakjoan Jan 30, 2007 09:45 AM

I can't remember the name of the local (NoCal) place that sells dried beans. It has a really charming website.

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  1. Eat_Nopal RE: oakjoan Jan 30, 2007 10:00 AM

    You might be thinking of Rancho Gordo

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      sourcherry RE: oakjoan Jan 30, 2007 11:54 AM

      Rancho Gordo is amazing!! I order their beans all the time.

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        debby RE: oakjoan Jan 30, 2007 01:44 PM

        Maybe Phipps Ranch? www.phippscountry.com

        1. farmersdaughter RE: oakjoan Jan 30, 2007 03:18 PM

          Rancho Gordo also comes to the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, if you are there.

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            chemchef RE: oakjoan Jan 30, 2007 05:54 PM

            I absolutely love Rancho Gordo!

            1. Eat_Nopal RE: oakjoan Jan 31, 2007 06:46 AM

              Tip.... Rancho Gordo is sometimes carried at Rainbow Grocery for $1 / lb... instead of the usual $5 / lb.

              Also, buying Peruano (Mayocoba) beans in Mexican markets is a fabulous deal, whether they come from Peru or Mexico they are guaranteed to be a recent harvest.

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                chemchef RE: Eat_Nopal Feb 10, 2007 04:16 PM

                Rainbow Grocery is only in SF, right? I live in Berkeley. Is there one that is easily accesible by BART? I would love to get the deal on Rancho Gordo beans and I also heard that they carry mesquite flour, which I have been looking for for quite some time.

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                  Eat_Nopal RE: chemchef Feb 11, 2007 07:11 PM

                  Don't know about Berkeley... there is one in Santa Rosa

              2. pikawicca RE: oakjoan Jan 31, 2007 02:41 PM

                chefshop.com has an excellent assortment of dried beans.

                1. DanaB RE: oakjoan Jan 31, 2007 04:02 PM

                  Here's the link to Rancho Gordo for your reference:


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                    babar ganesh RE: oakjoan Feb 10, 2007 08:25 AM

                    i just had rancho gordo beans for breakfast today! so sad knowing the best part of my day is over.

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                      Doreen RE: oakjoan Feb 10, 2007 08:30 AM

                      There's also Italian Harvest.com.

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