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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Kalvash (Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas)

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The PLACE for all you flour needs

Great quality, and superb customer service. Happy to support my Local Mill and Farmers.

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delicious, small farm beans. what more could you want?

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S.M.
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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Shipping was fast. Love the products so far. Sent two of the three polenta and one flour to my daughter in Portland, Or. being a Texas girl she was happy to receive the goodies. Thank you for what you do.

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We hat a difference a flour made! The all purpose flour is wonderful in biscuits and Italian flat bread. The whole wheat made a fabulous pizza dough ….wow! Who knew?

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I have used this flour for several different kinds of breads and cakes, and everything always turns out wonderfully.