Christmas Lima bean

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Historically, gastronomic accounts date the Christmas Lima bean to the 1840s.The bean, which is often called the Chestnut Lima because of it similarity in taste to the nut, is a large, white, flat seed with maroon spots and swirls. These intricate designs remain on the bean once it is cooked. The Christmas Lima has a full-bodied, nutty, chestnut taste and the texture of baked potatoes. It is used in both its mature green state as a shelled Lima for eating fresh, freezing or canning as well as used dried, cooked into stews and casseroles. The Christmas Lima is very successful in the high desert environments of the southwest. They are hardy, heat tolerant and very productive‚??a bean known for its yield and versatilit

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Sharon's Natural Gardens

  Delmar, DE    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We have been here since 1978, never using any chemicals or commercial manures. We use no GMOS or hybrid seeds. We began biodynamics in 1990. I am not Demeter certified. I grew up on a local farm and have gardened for 50 years. We are also Certified Naturally Grown, a grass roots alternative to USDA certification. (more...)


Sharon Bonorden

  Weldon, CA

Our "garden" is grown primarily to feed us and a couple of elderly neighbors. As the family has gotten smaller, there has been more excess food so we are now selling it directly and through the Lakeshore Farmers Market. (more...)


Serenity Farm

  Murrieta, CA

Welcome to Serenity Farm. We are a small Livestock and Produce farm located in the picturesque Santa Rosa Rancho's area of Murrieta. With our higher elevation and unique micro climate we are able to grow produce 3 seasons out of the year and have some unique heirloom varieties that people are coming to love! (more...)


SHAREcroppers Farm

  Spartanburg, SC    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

SHAREcropper's Farm is a small "farmette" in Upstate SC with naturally grown heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers, and also fresh eggs. We have a 20 week long CSA harvest period during the spring - summer and a 10 week long fall harvest period. (more...)


SB Farms

  Malone, FL

SB Farms was founded by two guys; Paul who is Greek and I am a LA farmer (lower Alabama that is). SB Farms believes in preserving small farms, all-natural animal husbandry, all-natural crops(garden to row), and homesteading. SB Farms is here to serve our customers. We are transparent in our of our processes here on there farm. (more...)


S&L Family Farm

  Louisburg, NC

Since 2004 we have been producing organic vegetables, eggs, and chicken. Our chickens and heritage turkeys are free range. We supplement their diet with roasted grains such as barley, oats, and corn. We are Animal Welfare Approved, the first in our county for free range chickens. (more...)