Preserving Garden Fresh Green Beans… Freezing

Preserving Green BeansWell, the height of harvest season is upon us and I’m sure many of you have large gardens you are trying to control. A lot goes in to keeping plants healthy long enough to produce their fruit, and then when they do a lot goes into preserving and preparing that fruit for later.  My garden, as you have all seen, is pretty small since we live in an apartment. However, my green bean bushes recently produced the bulk of their beans. This was right around the time that we needed to be out of town and travel, so they needed to be preserved rather than going right onto the table.

Preserving green beans is very simple because they freeze tremendously well. I washed the green beans and got rid of their ends so they would be ready to cook, blanched them in a pot of boiling water for about a minute and a half, took them out of the water put them into a colander to let them cool slightly and then put them in quart sized plastic bags and laid them flat in the freezer.  Easy as can be!

Are you all planning on preserving any produce this year either from your own garden or the farmer’s market? How so?


Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

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I empower women autoimmune warriors to reclaim their health by teaching each woman how to make the right food choices to heal her body while confidently owning her journey so she can live a vibrant life with chronic illness.


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