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Seattle Business Magazine: Retail Farming – Featuring Fresh Nature

March 23rd, 2018

FRESH NATURE FOODS Spokane Eastern Washington farmer Ryan Davenport could be driving a tractor one afternoon and boarding a jetliner the next to see retail executives about the products of Fresh Nature Foods. The family-owned company directly cultivates creation of edible items made with its specialty crop: fresh young chickpeas grown on family acreage and […]

Fresh Nature was featured on the TV Show “Washington Grown”

March 7th, 2018

Fresh Nature was recently featured on the TV Show “Washington Grown” Watch Ryan Davenport with Fresh Nature explain the history of chickpeas and also the growing of fresh green chickpeas in the Pacific Northwest. You will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the fresh green chickpea processing facility. See Ryan Davenport and Fresh Nature on […]

Meet the green chickpea, the little bean that packs a green punch.

April 18th, 2017

We all know that in this high-stress life, our bodies need all the vitamins and healthy energy we can get. While there are many great veggies and foods available to us that fit the bill, unfortunately, many of our recent superfood fads carry a negative global impact that is hidden just out of view. Check […]

Stahlbush Island Farms Green Garbanzo Beans

April 30th, 2015

I love edamame, but I don’t like eating a lot of it because soy isn’t the best for women (so I’ve heard from multiple sources), so I am excited to tell you about Stahlbush Island Farms Green Chick Peas, which taste almost identical to edamame.  But, these garbanzo chick peas are harvested before the bean has  a chance […]

Fresh Chickpeas (CECI or Garbanzo Beans)

February 4th, 2015

For most of us, chickpeas (a.k.a. ceci or garbanzo beans) come in two forms: canned or hummus. Folks with a penchant for long, slow simmers will also recognize dried chickpeas, the form that most resembles a tiny, winkled brain. (Soaked and simmered, they’re much better than the canned version; make a big pot, freeze 1- or 2-cup […]

The New Green Superfood You Need In Your Pantry

January 6th, 2015

Old is certainly not a word I’ve used to describe chickpeas in the past; however this latest superfood to hit grocery store shelves is in fact a much younger version of the beloved chickpea: the green garbanzo bean. These little green guys are harvested three to six months prior to regular chickpeas, so are still […]

Start the New Year Fresh with the New Super Food – Fresh Green Chickpeas

January 6th, 2015

Chef Brendan Nichol shares some tips on using fresh green chickpeas as part of your New Year’s menu, as well as how to get a jumpstart on your New Year’s resolution with the delicious and healthy super food. If you would like a few more recipes visit out recipes section. Curious about the nutritional facts for fresh […]

The Nutrients in Green Chickpeas

December 15th, 2014

Chickpeas, garbanzo beans, chi-chi beans — regardless of what you call them, these popular legumes grace the corners of salad bars throughout the United States. You’ve probably tried processed chickpeas, which are large and yellow, but raw, green chickpeas are generally more nutritious, as long as you soak them to remove undesirable protein-inhibiting enzymes. You […]

Fresh Nature in the Press: Fresh chickpeas continue to grow in popularity across region

July 9th, 2014

Adriana Janovich photo Downriver Grill’s Mediterranean pan-seared halibut with garbanzo bean puree is topped with green garbanzo bean salsa and served with glazed carrots. (Full-size photo) Nutrition information Green Garbanzo Beans Per 4-ounce serving Calories: 140 Protein: 8 grams Carbohydrates: 22 grams Dietary fiber: 9 grams Fat: 2 grams Cholesterol: 0 Sugars: 2 grams Step aside, spinach. Move over, edamame. Kick it, kale. The new green superfood just might be Palouse-grown […]

Fresh Nature Foods Commits $10,000 to Alleviate Poverty

June 26th, 2014

We’re proud to have Fresh Nature Foods join our Ten Thousand Dollar Fund to alleviate poverty and help change the lives of nearly 150 impoverished families for generations! A big thanks to Ryan from Fresh Nature Foods for contributing this post. You say garbanzo, I say GREEN garbanzo? That’s right folks. Sit down for this bomb shell but garbanzos […]