I'm looking for a place to buy dried beans for a veggie chili to serve at a special event. Can anyone recommend a place that could fill some or all of these criteria? 1. Interesting varieties like anasazi or adzuki beans 2. Sold in bulk, rather than pre-bagged 3. Organic? Thanks for any suggestions, I'm in North Park, but willing to drive a bit. I was thinking Ocean Beach Co-op might fit the bill. Could anyone confirm that? Thanks again.
We've bought some truly great beans from a Bean Lady at Hillcrest Farmers' Mkt. She has interesting varieties, they may be organic, and she may be able to supply your bulk wish. Sorry, I don't remember her name, but if she's there, she's hidden in the middle aisle across from the crepe trucks.
Depending on the timing of your event, this may not be that helpful, but I order dried beans from specialty purveyor Rancho Gordo out of Napa. They carry the widest variety of heirloom and heritage beans that I have seen and I have had nothing but very positive experiences with them.