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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Tastiest Flour for Bread

My family and I had a bread tasting at home with different flours from the mill. Ruby Lee came out on top with Yecora Rojo as a near tie.

Rouge de Bordeaux Great in Sourdough Bread

I added some Rouge de Bordeaux whole wheat to the most recent sourdough bread I made. It was DELICIOUS! Superb results.

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Mancan Buckwheat
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In the Refer

I haven’t used this flour yet…in storage [temporarily]. I will make a batch of buckwheat waffles with thick-cut oats added on top while cooking, eat a couple of squares and freeze the balance for another day [not to far off]. Also going to make some noodles…Can’t wait to taste the rich taste of this grain.

Delightful!!

Beautiful, creamy grits with little flecks of red...
Great flavor!! Thank you all so much!!!