Colorado Proud Beans at the Larimer County Fair - Aug 2021

Colorado Proud Beans at the Larimer County Fair

“What are Mayocoba beans?” I think that is the question I fielded most frequently at my booth with Colorado Proud beans at the Larimer County Fair. So I ask you, have you had Mayocoba beans (also called yellow beans) before? And if not, what are you waiting for?!

Mayocoba beans
Mayocoba beans are super creamy, mild, and delicious – one of my personal favorites and well worth a try! Although unique, I would say they are somewhat similar to cannellini beans (aka white kidney beans).

I absolutely love to talk to people about beans because, well, it is the perfect topic after all! I was at the Larimer County Fair on August 7, 2021 to let people know that we recently introduced Colorado Proud beans. To celebrate this and share the bean love, we shared a free bag with folks.

Hopefully Colorado Proud beans will be in grocery stores soon, too, to support local bean growers! For now, though, please enjoy this photo of me trying (and failing) to pose naturally with this bag of pintos. And enjoy this fun fact duo: pintos make up about 80% of dry bean production in Colorado, and they are the number one grown bean in the United States!

Colorado Proud beans and me

I also asked people about their favorite ways to eat beans. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say:

  • Beans with beans – Although only one person said this, it was one of my personal favorites. Just a big ol’ bowl of delicious beans!
  • The little girl whose favorite food is beans, especially black beans
  • The famous bean and pork combo, like in a bean and ham soup
  • Black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Day for luck
  • Bean tacos or burritos

Can you relate to any of these? Please tell me some of your favorite bean dishes in the comments below – I would truly love to know!

Colorado Proud Beans at the Larimer County Fair - Aug 2021
Kids who love beans make my heart happy!

Can’t Get Enough of Bean Stories? Yes, I Know, Me Too. It’s a Common Problem.

Want to hear about the adventures of Colorado Proud beans at the Larimer County Farmers’ Market? Check out this blog and see what folks think about local beans! And if you are curious about what beans actually look like in the field (wait, what…they don’t always come in plastic bags or cans?!), here is a great photo collection to make you feel like you are there.

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