2700 Pescadero Rd., Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-1032 (650) 879-1132 (Fax)

Winter is Gigande Bean Season!

Gigandes Plaki (Bean and Tomato Casserole)


1 pound of Gigandes, soaked for 12 hours then drained
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 pound of ripe tomatoes, peeled, finely chopped (or 16 oz. of canned chopped plum tomatoes)
2 small cubes of vegetable bouillon (or beef for non-vegetarians/non-vegans)
sea salt (optional)
freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
2 cups of water (1 1/2 cups if using canned tomatoes)


Add the soaked and drained beans to a pot with enough cold water to cover well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook at a slow boil for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 325F (160C).

Using a wooden spoon, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. Add tomatoes (if using canned, add all liquid as well), bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, parsley, and water, and allow to boil gently for 10-30 minutes, until it begins to thicken.

Place the beans in an oven-proof pan, add tomato mixture, stir and spread mixture out evenly. Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until beans are soft. (Check the dish during cooking and if needed, add a small amount of boiling water.) The dish will look crispy on top.

Remove from the oven, cover, and allow to cool.

Serve warm or at room temperature with a warm, crusty bread and a side salad.

To purchase Gigande Beans click here.

About Phipps Country Store and Farm

The heart of the farm is the Country Store which began in 1978 as an old garage building with a dirt floor, a picnic table for the countertop, and a cigar box for the cash register. The store was opened by some of the Phipps children, Darcy, Joseph, and James. It was good for them to learn the art of selling produce from the farm and it kept them occupied during the Summer months.

As time went by, the store was changed and expanded to its present state which in addition to the produce area now has a bean room, herb and spice room, and a plant nursery as well as beautiful herb and flower gardens all around the store. Beyond the store is a barnyard where our farm animals and all kinds of birds live year round. The store is the hub of this farm where people are welcome to come and feel the heartbeat of life in the country.

The Phipps Online Country Store sells many of the products sold at the farm Country Store, including beans, soup mixes, jams, spices, grains, flours, rice, and honey. Orders can be placed right here online or, if you prefer, mailed or faxed using our convenient printable order form.


Phipps Country Store and Farm
2700 Pescadero Rd., Pescadero, CA 94060  (650) 879-1032  (650) 879-1132 (Fax)


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Phipps Country Store and Farm sells blown goose eggs for decorating at Easter and year round.