Rancho Gordo has led the revival of interest in heirloom beans with a focus on varieties indigenous to North and Central America. Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo builds relationships with his suppliers over many years, ensuring a steady market for small-yield specialty products that might otherwise be lost due to the pressures to mass produce.
In addition to a wide range of their specialty products, we're proud to carry items produced through the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project. The project helps small farmers and producers in Mexico continue to grow their indigenous varieties and keep genetic diversity alive. "By consuming these products," says Steve, "we're creating a market that actually encourages people to preserve their local traditions."