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Butterbean Studios in the Jalama Valley

Kenny and Erin Pata’s farm produces quality beans and pumpkins and honey.  Erin, a graphic designer, does the artwork and labels for their products from her home studio on the farm. The dry beans are unsprayed and everything is grown or gathered by Pata family members on Jalama Road, just off of Route 1, near Lompoc, CA.



Erin married into a family that has been producing farmers since the Middle Ages. The Patas have been farming beans and running cattle on Jalama Road since 1912.  Erin, her husband Kenny and three kids live in the first house ever built on Jalama Road.



“We offer a combination of goods from our farm and ship it directly to your friends and family anywhere in the United States,” Erin states. “We print some of our favorite recipes and stick in the bean sack, so you’ll have a few ideas of what to do with these flavorful beans.”

There is also a gift card included and Erin can write a message for you if you’d like. You can skip the shipping and set up a pick up time at the farm if you’re local. Use the hand screened canvas bag for trips to farmers markets and weekly shopping excursions.



A graphic designer with an aesthetic for all things unvarnished, Erin uses the Cowboy Cookhouse as her studio, where art and farming really do collide. Her designs often have a rural, vintage vibe.


Erin Pata 805.736.8897 /

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