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Fresh shell beans a popular crop: These gourmet treats require an investment, but customers love them

publication date: Apr 1, 2005
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As with so many small farms, we are constantly looking for crops that will keep our farm viable and profitable. Five years ago, we ordered our first batch of cannellini, flageolet and French horticultural seeds for fresh shelling beans. As a small operation dedicated to high quality, hand-picked fruits and vegetables, we wanted a crop that did not lend itself to automation. We planted the beans and started thinking nervously about how to sell the beans.

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