Bean Frenchers, Green Bean Slicers - Photos, Features and Prices for Home Canning Supplies -
This month's notes: December 2016: Apples are still available, but already picked. In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries. See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy directions
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Bean Frenchers and Green Bean Slicers
These devices have been around for decades; your great grandmother may have used one very similar to this to speed preparation of green and yellow beans for canning.
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- Cut down on tedious preparation time.
- Easily slice fresh green beans in elegantly slender French-cut slices.
- Simply feed beans into hopper while turning hand crank.
- Clamp mounts onto edge of table (up to 1-1/4" thick).
- Heavy-duty construction with stainless steel blades.
- Simultaneously slices and removes strings from string beans
- Cross blade first tops and tails the beans
- Spring-loaded funnel grasps bean firmly
- Made of hard plastic, with stainless-steel blades
- Hand wash in soapy water
This one comes from Gurney's Seed, and is very similar; but in a white finish.
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