Dirty Girl Produce

Tongue of Fire Shelling Bean (Organic) - lb

These shelling beans are absolutely gorgeous! Grown at Dirty Girl Produce in Watsonville, CA by our friend Joe Schirmir. A true labor of love, these beans are well worth the effort.  Amazing texture and flavor, they will change the way you look at beans!  After removing them from their pods, the beans are ready to be cooked, do be mindful that they cook MUCH faster than dried beans.  We love to cook them with aromatics and finish them with some excellent olive oil.  They are perfect paired with some of our local king salmon, Corvus Farms Duck, and Wolfe Ranch Mangalitsa Pork.

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Lonely Mountain Farm

Location: Watsonville, CA


Kenny Baker and wife, Molly, along with 2 full-time employees.



10 acres in Corralitos, about 90 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.


Farm History

First-generation farmer Kenny found his calling in agriculture working at local farms in Santa Cruz County. In 2009, at age 25, he leased six acres in the foothills of Corralitos to start his own organic farm. Currently, the farm is operating on 10 acres of family-owned land. The intensively farmed parcel is very dynamic, with dairy goats, laying chickens, honeybees, orchards, and beautiful produce all finding their place. The farmers have found their niche growing unusual vegetable and herb varieties, heirloom beans, and cut flowers and selling directly through farmers markets and to chefs. They say, “Our philosophy is embedded in organic principles and strongly influenced by systems thinking, natural resource conservation, and diversity.”



California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).



Alluvial clay loam augmented with compost.


Water Use

Rainfall and drip and sprinkler irrigation via an on-site well and municipal water.


Weed Control

Hand and machine cultivation, mulching, fire, and animal grazing.


Pest Management

Crop rotation, hand-removal, and planting habitat for beneficial insects.



Lonely Mountain offers a dinner series on their farm where farmers, chefs, and customers come together to share and celebrate the bounty of the harvest.

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