jman and brittneal:
I've had misserably bad luck vis-a-vis green beans here in our Phoenix farmers' markets. On the other hand, I've discovered and experienced the most flavorful citrus on the planet. So, six of one . . .
Thank you both for your recomendations and observations; I appreciate them more than you know. jman: I ordered a case of the green beans from your link (and recieved the case yesterday); cooked them with onions, garlic, and bacon grease; and tossed them with a tiny bit of butter. The result?: you are now in my will and shall inherit all my wealth. Thank you SO MUCH for that link!