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Rancho Gordo

Steve Sando couldn't get over why a grocery store in California only offered one kind of tomato (grown in Holland!). So, he decided to grow his own.

His gardens in Napa have been transformed into test labs for rare herbs and legumes he finds on trips to Central America and Mexico – how lucky are we that we get to taste the fruit of his labor?

Did we also mention that his hot sauces are the main ingredient in our in-office favorite, the Michelada? But our newest obsession is Steve's incredibly fresh heirloom beans.

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