Harry's Berries has had a stall at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market for many years. Harry's Berries is not just a strawberry farm, a very good strawberry farm that is to say. They have other specialties like the French/Filet Beans. Mind you, they are very pricey at $13 per pound, as much as beef tenderloin. The fresh-picked beans, when cooked al dente, make a delightful squeak when you bit them. I prepared them for dinner by blanching then serving them with fresh thyme and caramelized spring onions.
I have included a salad recipe that features the beans. Add a grilled local whitefish for a great dinner.
French Filet Beans