Hank’s X-tra Special Bean Dinner January 19th


Reservations are full the dinner. Please see here for other Hudson Valley venues where Hank’s beans feature during January.

The Hank’s X-tra Special baking bean was rediscovered by one of the founding supporters of the Hudson Valley Seed Library whose father, Hank, grew them every year and passed harvested beans to his neighbor Flossy. Back in the day Flossy reputedly made the best baked beans in Ghent.

This past year a number of Hudson Valley farms grew the beans and in January collaborating cooks will hold dinners to celebrate their delicious heritage and re-emergence. Jesse Tolz (on his plot of land here at Little Ghent Farm) was one of these growers. We’re proud to be associated with his harvest and the project as the Ghent representatives! 

At the heart of our dinner will be cassoulet featuring Hank’s beans of course. The planned menu is as follows:

Hors d-oeuvres

Green salad

Hank’s beans cassoulet with Made In Ghent pork and duck

French apple tart with creme fraiche

$55 per person for dinner. You are welcome to BYOB.

We will donate a portion of the dinner’s takings to the Hudson Valley Chef’s Network group (supporting sustainable agriculture) to encourage more projects like this.

If you come to the dinner at Little Ghent Farm you will be given a beautiful art pack of Hank’s beans for you to cultivate your own beans in 2016. The pack was designed by Melissa Washburn. As some were grown right here they will also be for sale in our farm store.

Please contact us (richard@madeinghent.com) for more details about the dinner or to reserve a place. A very Happy New Year from everyone here at Made In Ghent.

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