Italian Flat Beans, or Romano Beans are meant to be eaten whole (pod and all). They’re rich in protein and the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese and copper. They are also a great source of fiber, and vitamins A, C, K, B6, and folate. 

Romano beans are a little meatier than regular green beans, and can be used so many different ways! Eat them as a side dish, or add to pasta or a grain salad.  They are a wonderful addition to a soup or a stew.

If you plan to cook them on the stove, blanch them first (drop into boiling water for 3 minutes), then remove and sauté in butter or olive oil for 5 minutes.

Or you can roast them whole for a charred, umami flavor (yes,please!)  The following recipe is from the Boston Globe:


Roasted, Garlicky Romano Beans


1 pound romano beans, stem ends trimmed

1/4 cup olive oil

3 cloves garlic, smashed

3 sprigs of fresh thyme, broken in half

Salt and pepper, to taste


Set oven at 450 degrees.

2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the whole beans with the oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Spread the beans into a single layer.

3. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, or until the beans are tender and browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.

May 14th only: How to plant a dahlia!

May 14th only: How to plant a dahlia!

May 11, 2017 |  by  |  Blog, Vendor Profiles  |  No Comments

Mark from Old House Dahlias will be making his annual visit to the market this week: Sunday, May 14th, 2017. With over 50 types of tubers, there’s nowhere else you can find as much variety to fill your garden with beautiful blooms.

Want to enjoy some dahlias in your yard this summer and fall, but not sure how to make it happen? Click on the video above where Mark demonstrates the easy do’s and don’ts to planting dahlias. Next step is to come to the market this Sunday and select the perfect variety for your location. Mark will be there in person to answer questions and make sure your dahlia dreams come true. He’s here just this week only, so don’t wait and miss your chance, come get your tubers this Sunday!

Spring is here, and so it begins...

Spring is here, and so it begins…

May 2, 2017 |  by  |  Blog, Vendor Profiles  |  No Comments

We’re just days away from Opening Day! But the countdown has been on much longer for most of our vendors. Click the picture below to check out Abundant Fields Farm getting their start back in March growing food for you!