Kidney Beans View More

(Phaseolis vulgaris)   Kidney beans are legumes which are plants with seed pods that split into two halves.  Some of the more common legumes are beans, lentils, peanuts, peas and soybeans. The legume family also includes alfalfa, clover and even the beautiful flowering plant wisteria.   Like all legumes, kidney beans benefit from bacteria (rhizobia)… Continue Reading

Green Beans View More

(Phaseolus vulgaris)   Green beans belong to the legume family.  Other members include shell beans such as pinto beans, kidney beans, and black beans. All of these beans are referred to as “common beans”, a tribute to a shared ancestor that originated thousands of years ago in Peru.   Traditionally referred to as string beans… Continue Reading

Sugar Snap Peas View More

(Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon)   As one of the earliest vegetables available after the winter months, sugarsnap peas are a sure sign of spring.  Easy to grow, nutritious and tasty, sugarsnap peas are a great choice for moms and kids seeking healthy snacks and meal options.   Legume Family Like all green peas, sugarsnap peas… Continue Reading