This will only be of interest to local readers. The Stockyards Hy-Vee on L Street in South Omaha has fresh broad beans (favas) and fresh garbanzo beans (chick peas) this week. I suggest to hurry over, and get some. The seasons are short (these are coming from Mexico) and while you are there, check out the gigantic stalks of sugar cane, and guavas on sale.
Broad beans in December are a real treat, and worth all the podding, blanching, and peeling involved. I made a pasta with veggie sausage, and broad beans that was demolished at dinner . They're such a pretty addition to an otherwise dull looking plate of noodles.
Better step on it though-I might beat you there, and buy up what's left!