We just delivered 60 lbs of fava beans to the restaurant Barndiva in Healdsburg. Our empathy for farmers grows each season. It takes us hours to pick our favas for each pound – we get $1 in keeping with the current pricing here in Sonoma County. Happy to do it, as we love Barndiva and they love us – “best favas we have ever tasted”. But seriously, how do farmers, let alone, restaurants, make this happen? It takes us several hours to distill down 10 lbs of favas into a mere couple of cups of total heaven. Next time you are in a restaurant and order the fava bean risotto, know that it’s a labor of love on some level, that it’s an incredibly hands on process that gets it on your plate. Enjoy it to the fullest.