What's Tasty at Sigona's Farmers Market

May 18, 2011

Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Fava Beans

Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Fava Beans

Fava Beans should be…

  • bright and green and not too rusty with brown or mottled spots.
  • mature, full or plump and velvety to the touch as opposed to over mature pods that are flat and hard.
  • cooked as soon as possible. They loose their sweetness and become more startchy with every day that passes after picking.
  • refrigerated for a day or two only in a loosely sealed plastic bag.

Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.



  1. BBQ Fava beans in the pod and eat the whole thing. I simple grab that little stem with a knife and pull down to take the string from the seam of the pod. Put the pods in a large baggy and toss with a little olive oil and good salt. BBQ and eat the whole pod. It’s tender and your friends will be impressed. My hands used to turn black getting the bean from the pod, until I discovered this much easier way to eat them.

    Comment by Lori Delp — May 18, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

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