Tiny and tender, bright, green French beans are smaller than common green beans. French Beans are available year round with a peak season June, July and August.
French Breakfast Radish
This oblong heirloom radish's vibrant color graduates to a white tip. Very crisp, the lovely color makes it a popular favorite. Quaintly named, this variety is topped with bright greens and offers an excellent mildly sharp flavor.
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Fava beans are available year round with a peak season in spring.
Fava beans, botanical name Vicia faba, are also know as broad beans, field beans and Windsor beans. They are a hardy perennial grown as an annual and often used during crop rotation and specifically utilized as ground cover to preserve the soil and reduce weed growth. The crops are then turned into the soil to invigorate the soil with nitrogen and organic nutrients. In fact, most fava plants are grown as a cover crop far more often than a food crop as it requires a relatively large area to produce modest harvests.
Fava bean pods are thick with a cottony interior encapsulating 2 to 7 large lemon lime-colored beans. While the fava pods are considered inedible, the beans are tender, with a sweet, mild grassy flavor reflective of spring. The beans are similar in shape to a lima bean, plump and curvaceous. The bean's skin is thick and their texture can range from starchy to creamy depending on how young they are and how they are prepared. The young gray-green leaves, shoots, tendrils and white and black flowers of the fava plant are all edible with lean bright grassy flavors.
Fresh Fava beans are often prepared with other spring vegetables, such as peas, asparagus and morel mushrooms. Their mild flavor and unique texture adds character to salads and soups. Fresh fava beans can be pureed into spreads and served as appetizers. Pair with fresh herbs, sheep's milk cheeses, citrus, pastas, cream or wine-based sauces, young greens such as spinach and pea tendrils, bacon, lamb and seafood. Late season fava beans will become more filled out and starchier requiring a second peeling of the outer bean and cooking the beans, either by blanching or braising. Immature beans can be canned or frozen. Dried fava beans are common and are treated like most dried beans, soaked and cooked low and slow.
In Crete fresh Fava beans are shelled and eaten as companion to tsikoudia, a traditional Cretian alcoholic drink.
Fava beans are one of the oldest crops known, with archeological remains found in Israel recording their cultivated origins as early as the Neolithic period (6800-6500 BC). Their cultivation spread along the Mediterranean into southwestern Asia and Africa, along with companion pulses such as chickpeas and lentils. Fava beans are now cultivated in over 50 countries, preferring cool seasons and temperate regions similar to that in which they were first cultivated. There is no known wild ancestor to the fava bean.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Blue Ribbon Hillcrest Rustic Kitchen||San Diego CA||760-415-2380|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|Paradise Point Resort Baleen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Ironside Inc.||San Diego CA||312-852-6308|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Tdub||La Jolla CA||858-551-4414|
|Chart House Restaurant Cardiff||Cardiff-by-the-Sea CA||760-436-4044|
|Toast Enoteca Cucina||San Diego CA||619-269-4342|
|Martinis above Fourth||San Diego CA||619-241-2622|
|La Costa Blue Fire||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Parioli Italian Bistro||San Diego CA||619-755-2525|
|Whisknladle||San Diego CA||858-551-7575|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Third Corner Ocean Beach||San Diego CA||619-223-2700|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Analog||San Diego CA||619-233-1183|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Restaurant||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Roy's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-455-1616|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|US Grant Hotel Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Wyndham SD Bayside||San Diego CA||619-232-3861|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Cowboy Star||San Diego CA||619-450-5880|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
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