Kalvash (Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas)

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  • Available types: Whole Beans (unmilled)
  • Grown by: Ramona Farms (Sacaton - Gila River Indian Reservation, AZ)
  • Good for: Soups, Stews, Side Dishes, Curry, Hummus

Brought to the Pima people in the early 1700s by the Spanish Jesuit Missionary Padre Eusebio Kino, the Akimel O'Odham planted the Kalvash as a winter crop from November to February, and harvested the crop in May and June.

Today, Ramona Farms brings back the tradition of growing the Kalvash on the very same fields farmed by their ancestors along the Keli Akimel (Old Man River). Garbanzo beans are delicious in many culinary applications. We will be experimenting with milling chickpea flour. Stay tuned!

At the Mill, while our focus has been on Texas farmers, we are making efforts to engage/employ/purchase products from indigenous farmers and farmers of color. In our search, we discovered Ramona’s American Indian Foods, a Native American (Akimel O’Odham) business within the Gila River Reservation near Sacaton, Arizona.  Ramona and her husband Terry Button, began farming on her parents' original ten acre lot in 1974.  Read more about their story and land practices here: ramonafarms.com

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Eric Grimm
These make the best hummus.

Canned chickpeas just don’t measure up. These, plus Soom Tahini, plus a proprietary blend of citrus juice 🍋, olive oil, diced chilis 🌶 and spices, make the best hummus ever. And don’t even get me started on couscous salad. Happy and satisfied customer. Will absolutely order again.

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Anonymous
Delicious

I love all of Barton Springs Mill’s flours and grits, so I thought why not when I saw they offered these- best hummus I’ve ever made and perfect paired with homemade pita!

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Eric Vaughan
In Bread

I have been incorporating garbanzo flour at 10% into my bread recipes for over a year as a way to add the nutrition of beans. I have found chickpeas have a slight to almost neutral flavor overall. I have increased the H2O slightly.

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Elizabeth Aristeguieta
Beautiful nutty aroma

My hummus recipe has me lightly toast the garbanzo beans (after they soaked overnight) before adding water and boiling. The aroma was really wonderful and made me look forward to the hummus.
As I had anticipated, the hummus is so delicious. I will definitely be ordering the again.
Thank you Barton Springs Mill for sourcing this product.

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Lucas Hall

Kalvash (Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas)

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Yecora Rojo
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The last two orders were incorrect. First order we ordered 3, 5lb All Purpose flower we got 2 1/2lb instead. We were charged the higher price. Second ordered we ordered 6, 5lb All Purpose flower and we got 6, 2 1/2lb instead.We were charged the higher price again. We would love a response to this problem. [****] Doyce

These make the best hummus.

Canned chickpeas just don’t measure up. These, plus Soom Tahini, plus a proprietary blend of citrus juice 🍋, olive oil, diced chilis 🌶 and spices, make the best hummus ever. And don’t even get me started on couscous salad. Happy and satisfied customer. Will absolutely order again.

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Jeremy Shapiro
Farine

I’m enjoying using your flours again especially to make breads of Italian and French parameters and types of European flours, learning curves!

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Outstanding! Nutty flavor!

Wow! I have every wheat grain Barton offers and several not offered but this is my favorite! This has a beautiful nutty taste unique to it. I wish berries were available!!! Outstanding and well worth your trying it.