where are my butter beans?
September 11, 2012 2:02 PM Subscribe
I am in Northern New Jersey (Boonton) and am trying to take advantage of the fresh produce but there are not as many options as I wish. Is there any way to get fresh Lima Beans or similar beans without driving down to Southern New Jersey?
posted by JayNolan to Food & Drink (5 answers total)
I have tried to grow some beans but I only have a small garden so last year I only had enough Lima Beans for a small dish of succotash but it was very delicious. I assume most of the reason it was so good is that the beans were fresh. This year I grew Butter Peas but they were really too few to do anything with. I am planning on planting Fava Beans this week but I would rather be able to buy them fresh.
I was just looking up what is fresh
in New Jersey at this time of year and I saw Lima Beans
on the list. I never see any kind of beans at my best produce store in the area or at any of the farmer's markets except for the snap peas or sometimes snow peas.
I just spend a bit of time searching on the internet and all I could find was some farms in Southern NJ
and the Lima Bean Festival
in Cape May. I would love to make the trip but it does seem more than a little wasteful to drive several hours to buy beans, right?