When choosing Green Beans you want to make sure you choose slender beans that are crisp, bright-colored, free of blemishes, and free of brown spots.
Wash beans thoroughly in clear, cool water. Lift beans from the wash water and leave garden debris behind. Break off the ends of the beans and rinse them in cool water again.
Do not wash until ready to use. Once cleaned refrigerate in tightly wrapped plastic bag; Stored properly green beans should last 3-5 days.
The easiest method of preserving green beans is freezing them but you can also pickle them! Pressure canning is also a possibility, but it does break down the beans causing them to loose flavor and nutrients.