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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Highly recommend

These Garbonzo beans are simply delicious. A full flavor, no weird side or after tastes!

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Hummus Among Us

Yum!

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E.K.
Great garbanzo beans!

Great texture and taste to eat whole, for instance on salads. Also great for hummus.

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A.L.
Delicious!

These Garbanzo beans made great hummus!

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Can’t believe it’s whole grain flour you sent me, the fermentation is amazing. This flour is a stunner.

Rye Flour

Love the flour and the super timely delivery. Hope to visit soon. Please keep up the great work.

I love it!

The taste is great! Perfect texture and flavor for my tortillas. I think I'm hooked!

Love this flour!

I am using it in my sourdough loaves. I love the sweet undertones.

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TAM 105
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Great for hot cross buns

I bought TAM 105 to make hot cross buns. The enriched dough rose very well - first rising for about 3 hours, kneaded in mixed peel and diced apple for the second rise, formed the buns and let rise a third time. They are beautifully soft, tender and delicious.