Posts Tagged "Jacob’s Cattle beans"

You Don’t Need To Ask Me Twice…

I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but one of my favorite perks of working at Green Thumb Farms is taste testing! Whether it is taste testing fries for quality assurance, testing new varieties, or sampling a new recipe you can bet I will be the first to show up with fork in hand! We are lucky enough to have a trained chef on staff that is always willing to work out a new recipe for any situation. Today’s project was two-fold, a little research and development for an exciting new product line and sample recipes to accompany it. We are still in the early stages of our R&D, but I...

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2016 The International Year of the Pulses

The UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulses. What is a pulse? Pulses include crops that are harvested for their dry seed. Red Kidney beans, Soldier beans, Jacob’s Cattle beans, and Yellow Eye beans are the first few examples that come to my mind. Amazingly, we grow them! Why is this significant to you? Simply put, you cannot find a better addition to your diet! Beans are a nutrient dense food packed with different vitamins and minerals including Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C and more! They are also high in lignans and flavonoids which play a role in...

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Dry Beans: An Easy Recipe For Healthy Eating

One of my little pleasures here at Green Thumb Farms is strolling down to our bean-packing facility. It’s amazing to see the transformation from dried plants in the field (yep! This is a field-dried product, check out our video here.) into one of nature’s artistic and nutritious creations, Jacob’s Cattle Beans.

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Maine Baked Beans

Ingredients: 2 lbs. of State of Maine Dry Beans (any variety) 1/2 Salt Pork 1/4 C Sugar 1/2 – 2/3 C Molasses 2 tsp. Dry Mustard 1/2 tsp. Pepper Dash of Salt 1 Medium Onion (optional) Directions: Pick over the beans and soak them overnight in cold water.  In the morning, parboil the beans in fresh water until the skins crack when blown upon.  If an onion is used, cut in quarters and put in the bottom of bean pot.  Drain and add the parboiled beans.  Cut through the rind of the salt pork to a depth of 1/2 inch, and place the pork on top of the beans.  Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard,...

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BBQ Festival was a success!

Western Maine BBQ Festival Many thanks to the hard working Green Thumb Farms team members who helped make our first BBQ Festival a success.  Thank you to Hannaford for inviting us to participate in this wonderful event.  We served up some delicious BBQ style baked beans to help customers understand what we do and where we come from in conjunction with Hannaford.  People were pleasantly surprised to find that we were located right in Fryeburg and grow potatoes and corn in addition to the beans.  We enjoyed meeting and talking to each and every patron and hope that we can continue to provide...

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