Some of the best beans in the country can be found in downtown Napa at Rancho Gordo which sells heirloom and organic beans, as well as corn, grains, and herbs, all native to North and Central America. A retail store in a warehouse on the north end of town gives visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the beans, the operation, and the history of how the company got started. The store has limited hours, Monday through Saturday, but is well worth the trip. First, guests can see the beans for themselves. Second, the shop has an incredible collection of Mexican movie posters from the 1930s to the 1950s. Finally, bean lovers also can shop for clay pots, wooden spoons, and chilies and hot sauces to complete their bean experience. Visitors to the shop can also learn all about Rancho Gordo’s partnership with a group of small farmers in Mexico; these growers produce rare, heirloom beans, as well as heirloom corn, salt, oregano, and chocolate.