Keeping Green Beans

I love the farmer's market in our little town but it is only open on Fridays. I purchased some green beans. As I was getting ready to leave, I saw some more green beans that looked even better so I bought them too.
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Before I purchased them, I asked the farmer how long would they keep in the refrigerator. He told me if I put them in a paper bag, they would keep in the refrigerator for 5 days. I didn't have a paper bag so I used a piece of newspaper to wrap them.

I took them out on Tuesday. They looked good and were still crisp. I cooked them for dinner and they were just as good as fresh from the garden.

On my next trip to the farmers market, I stocked up on enough green beans to last a week. We love fresh home grown green beans.

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July 13, 20203 found this helpful

That's a good tip. Nothing is sadder than to find your fresh veggies all wilted and discolored in your crisper drawer.

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July 15, 20201 found this helpful

Paper bags are scarce at my house so I'll remember to save newspaper to use instead.

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This is good as I often hesitate to buy more than for one meal.

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July 17, 20200 found this helpful

When I went to the farmer's market last Friday, I purchased enough string beans to last for 2 cookings. A few days after that, my neighbor brought us some more string beans so then, I had enough for 3 cookings.

I had already wrapped my extra for the week so I wrapped the ones she bought as well. I cooked her's first because I wanted to see how the others would hold up.

Today, I cooked the ones I purchased last Friday and they have been in the refrigerator wrapped in newspaper for over 7 days. They looked a little dry but after washing and cooking them, we could not tell the difference.

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This is good to know because we are just beginning to get string beans from our garden, a few at the time. Now I can just add to them each day I pick them.

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