Fabulous Fava Beans!

June 09th, 2010

Fava Beans have come to Red Wiggler! Not just a cover crop any longer, this season we decided to experiment with the Fava Beans (also called Broad Beans) and see if a tasty new crop would join the ranks of Red Wiggler favorites. Yesterday was a beautiful day to harvest the great green pods, and we are looking forward to hearing what our CSA customers have to say about them next week, thought we have already appreciated their buttery goodness straight from the fields. Here is an ode to Fava Beans from NPR a few years back that includes some recipe ideas. Happy Shelling!

Jerry, enjoying the challenge of a brimming basket of beans!