I am doing road-side sales in an area that has summer influxes of tourists, and so sales are very seasonal. I don't want to plant climbing beans and have to pick hundreds of beans a day that won't sell just to keep the plant producing. I was wondering about planting dwarf beans that if not picked green would could be left to harvest as a dried bean.
The question is - how good are various dried beans as a young green bean - e.g. Cannellini, pinto, painted / borlotto. Anyone out there with experience?
The other option would be to pick green beans specifically grown as green bean varieties, and if they don't sell, pull the whole plant and feed it to my livestock (pigs, goats, cattle).
How safe is this to do in larger quantities?