Black Eyed Peas, or black eyed beans as they are sometimes called, is a variety of the cowpea in the legume family. Despite the name, these “peas” aren’t peas at all, but are actually beans. Black eyed peas are mild in flavor, but high in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, and more! In southern tradition, black eyed peas are said to resemble coins and if eaten on New Year’s Day, especially combined with other southern favorites like greens and stewed tomatoes, they are said to bring health and wealth! Make a delicious pot of soup or smoky gumbo with these added in; simmer with bacon or pancetta; cook them vegan style with greens, tomatoes, peppers, and coconut milk.

Farm to People

Brooklyn, NY

We work year-round with small farms and makers to craft the ultimate selection of unique, delicious, and nutrient-dense food. In warmer months, that means ridiculously fresh fruits and vegetables from within a 300-mile radius of NYC. When it gets cold, we sprinkle in a few crops from our friends around the country to keep up the variety (Think amazingly juicy citrus from out west and super crisp peppers from the south!).

Regardless of where the ingredients come from, we build relationships with farms that use regenerative agricultural methods, no- or low-spray growing practices, and that harvest seasonally for peak flavor and nutritional benefit. Because we value the hard work and expertise of our farm partners, we pay them fairly. Up to 50% of every food dollar we make goes back to them. For reference, the national average remains below 15%. We also help some of our partners crop plan! Crop planning is the work farmers do ahead of each season to decide what they will grow. We commit to purchase certain crops to guarantee they find a home.

If you ever have questions about our sourcing standards, drop us a line at [email protected] or call/text (347) 455-0387!

Store in a cool, dry place.