What Will Grow
Mofat beans are climbers with a white seed and green pod. The green beans must be snapped and strings removed before cooking unless they are picked very young. These beans freeze or can well for winter preservation.
In the garden, these beans are rotated through a bed the year after tomatoes are grown there to reinvigorate the soil. At the dinner table, they're typically served as a side at family gatherings and meals. The Longsworth tradition is to eat mofat beans covered in applesauce.
These beans were likely cultivated by Indigenous people in Kentucky or the surrounding region.
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Orr, Molly, "Mofat, Marrowfat, Marrow Beans" (2022). Seed Library. 4.
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