GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT GREEN BEANS
We grow 4 different types of beans on the farm. From top left: Green: the “old standby”, although we’ve selected a couple varieties for their supreme delicious-ness. Purple: A tasty bean that is more about it looks than anything else. Dragon Tongue: we’ve been growing this bean for the last few year and we love it! The entire bean, shell and “seeds” are edible. The pods are crisp and succulent and bear four to six plump bone white seeds with pink to purple stripes that turn tan with age. The fresh seeds are firm, slightly starchy, nutty and sweet. Red Swan: New to us this year… we’ll let you know how they are!
All beans should be stored in plastic in the fridge.
Cooking & Eating Tips
If you can get beans home without eating them raw, there are a litany of other things that can be done with them. One can boil, blanch, steam, stirfry, saute, and roast beans, all of which will bring out different delightful flavors. Roasting beans will give them a nuttier taste. Steaming beans is the best way to maintain all their nutrients, however (besides eating raw).