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Vicia Faba

Fava Bean

Fava Bean

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This highly diverse genetic mix of fava beans comes from different growers, living in different climates, from a variety of states across the US: different seed colors (solid shades of tan, brown, green, red, purple or black), two different flower colors (white or red), different size beans from tiny to huge, different size plants (from 10" to 6'), variety in usage, maturity dates and cold resistance.

Are seeds really free?

Our mission is to make diverse seeds available to everyone. Although the seeds are free, you will need to pay for shipping. In addition, we ask you to consider making a donation to cover program costs. This allows us to make seed free for those who need it.

When will I get my seeds?

Seeds will ship within a week of ordering. This program is run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.  Going to Seed is not a seed company. You may receive packages that have less than the stated number of seeds, germination rates may not meet the federal standards, shipping may be slower than you prefer, or there may be any other number of unanticipated glitches. Please be patient with us as we improve the standards over time.

How are seeds packaged?

Seeds are packed in moisture proof, 100% compostable materials. We recommend saving this packet to fill and send back to the program.

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About the Seed Steward

I'm Anphlo, a French homesteader with a love for foraging, growing food and cooking. I've been living in the Northeast in zone 5b on a piece of conservation land for the last decade. My very small growing area is in the middle of a wetland. I hold favas and chickpeas, the 2 crops I steward, close to my heart because of the many memories I associate them with: the warmth of hearty stews shared with family during winter evenings when darkness falls early; the first trip to the farmers' market in the spring with my mom to indulge in the delicacy of fresh picked fava beans enjoyed "à la croque au sel;" learning to make "Ful Medames" and savoring boiled green chickpeas like edamame with a friend of Lebanese heritage... Highly versatile in the garden and in the kitchen, the plants, their delicate flowers and colorful beans also bring beauty into my life!