Freeze fresh green beans from your garden or the farmer's market to enjoy them all year long.
Many recipes, such as those for soups or casseroles, call for cut green beans. If desired, cut the beans into 1- to 2-inch pieces before freezing. Or leave the beans whole and, if desired, cut the frozen beans into pieces just before using.
Label each container or bag with its contents, amount, and date. Lay bags flat; add bags or containers to freezer in batches to make sure they freeze quickly. Leave space between bags or containers so air can circulate around them.
When frozen solid, the bags or containers can be placed closer together. Use frozen green beans within 8 to 10 months.