Pata Bros. Farming and Ranching has been continuously owned and operated by a single family for over a century. In 1912, Candido Pata, a Swiss immigrant, started with twenty acres near Lompoc, California. Through the 1900's he and his two boys raised cattle and butterbeans. Now more than 100 years later, his two grandsons continue to work the family plot together and grow a variety of dry farmed beans. Although the machinery may have evolved a bit, not much else has changed. The packaging is designed, produced and marketed by me, the farmer's wife, and the bags are filled by the kids. It is truly a family business.
People eager to eat more healthfully know that beans are rich in soluable fiber which helps eliminate cholesterol and are also full of protease inhibitors which fight cancerous cells.
This listing is for 5 one pound bags of each of the beans in the photo (note, yellow beans have sold out and will be replaced by pinquito beans).