Date: December 10, 2016
Beans are easy, forgiving and healthy. Beans are a great addition to any meal. We grow three varieties: Green, purple and yard long.
Green Beans, also known as French beans, string beans or snap beans, are little gems that grow in an edible pod. Blanch them in salted boiling water and pair with butter, lemon and garlic for a side that’s hard to resist.
Purple Beans are green beans in a bright purple disguised pod. They have the same size, shape and string-less seam. The magic in this bean happens during boiling. They turn bright green before your eyes! They are an absolute favorite with children…don’t cook without them!
Yardlong Beans also known as asparagus bean, snake bean and Chinese long bean, are a vigorous climbing vine that produces extremely long pods that hang in pairs. These beans taste similar to green beans but their texture is distinct. Unlike green beans, which taste best steamed or boiled; yardlong beans should never be boiled or steamed. They will become waterlogged and bland. Instead, cook them with oil, sautéed, stir-fried, or deep-fried.