Fartootempting Beans

From Breakwind Farm in Hopkinton, New Hampshire



It was just a matter of time. Patti and Rick MacMillan's family had owned Breakwind Farm on the Contoocook River for 200 years. Just two years ago the couple came back to a six-acre parcel where they started an organic garden and farmstand. As Rick says, "The winters are too long in New Hampshire" and they came up with another plan for year-round income.

Putting baked beans with Breakwind was just a natural and amusing fit. With various combinations of four types of organic beans (white, navy, pinto and black) Patti has created four recipes of baked beans with varied spices, sweetness and heat.

The Original is a classic recipe sweetened with molasses and maple syrup. The Texas Tornado has hickory-smoked chipotle peppers and the Jumping Jalapeño has a variety of peppers, vegetables and all four beans. Soothing Summer Breeze is more mild and, well, less noisy.

The secret is the beans are boiled with seaweed that helps removes some of the enzymes that can be difficult to digest. The MacMillans, in jest, consider these perfect for weddings and air flight.

Their humorous T-shirts may be even a bigger seller. "Follow me, I'm going to Breakwind ... Breakwind Farm." Their latest catch phrase is "OrGASmic Baked Beans." I guess that says it all.

Available at the Tilton winter farmersmarket and Concord winter market through March and during the summer they attend fairs and the Contoocook and Henniker farmers markets. The baked beans are available in half pint ($4), pint ($7) and quart containers ($12).

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Remarkable Women 2018: Persistence
    Fearless women like Marilla Ricker fought the status quo and launched women to the heights of the...
  2. Marvelous Mead
    A new trend based on an ancient drink
  3. The 2018 Excellence in Nursing Awards
    The inaugural Excellence in Nursing Awards honor 13 unsung heroes of the state’s medical...
  4. Guide to Brunch
    Whether you’re looking for a little hair of the dog via bloody mary or an elegant buffet with...
  5. Discovering Stark
    Don't miss out on inns, bridges and waterfalls in Stark.
  6. Worry Overload
    Identifying postpartum anxiety
  7. Take a Ride at American Dream Stables
    Enjoy the New Hampshire scenery on horseback.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags