Fresh garbanzo beans have been showing up from time to time at farmers markets for a few years now, but these are something a little different. They're actually green garbanzos, not yet fully mature, and one food prognosticator has called them the "next edamame." They certainly have the same sweet nuttiness as the green soy bean, but with an earthy note that the latter lacks. Cook them in the pod as you would edamame, or shell them and add them to soups, stews and sautés.
$10 per pound, Barbagelata Farms