Step One: Pick the Beans off the Bean Plants
I spent two hours plucking beans off the plants. It was easy enough. Start at one end of the row and do the row, plant by plant. No rushing. Just look for beans. Gently pull off. Repeat.
We decided that I should try freezing some, just to see what they would taste like. Apparently, you can do this without blanching.
Cut ends off bean. Wash. Place on cookie sheet or baking sheet. Place sheet in freezer. Wait until beans are frozen solid, then pry loose from sheet and scoop into a waiting bag that you have labeled green beans. Place bag of beans in freezer.
Fairly simple and straightforward.