They used to be what children protested by pushing them aside on their dinner plate but suddenly, butterbeans, also known as lima beans, have a new reputation. These one-pound bags of Pata Bros. beans are freshly harvested and dried so that when cooked, the beans taste like a vegetable, not a starch, and actually have a flavor. People eager to eat more healthfully know that butterbeans are rich in soluable fiber which helps eliminate cholesterol and are also full of protease inhibitors which fight cancerous cells.

Mainly a dry farming butterbean operation, we also grow smaller quantities of Christmas Limas and Yellow Beans. The silkscreened cloth bag is designed by the farmer's wife, Erin, and is packed with one pound of beans, filled by the kids, as well as a delicious recipe idea. Take pleasure knowing that you are supporting the continuous operation of this third generation small family farm started by our grandfather in 1912.