Gardening & Farming

Published on June 12th, 2014 | by TLV News


“What do I do with this?” A Tutorial on Collard Greens

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by Betsy Chapman

CollardGreens_photo 2 (21)As a purveyor of fine, Certified Naturally Grown local vegetables, there’s one question I answer at least 300 times during every farmers market…Watch as the following scene unfolds:

Local Shopper (holds up bunch of greens): What do I do with this?

Me (smiles coyly): Why, if I were you, I’d eat it.

Both laugh. Customer buys vegetable. I tell them how to prepare it…

A friend popped over to Mid-Town Market a couple of Saturdays ago in search of some good, organically grown veggies, picked up some collard greens and asked me, “What do I with this?”

I dropped to my knees—a la Scarlett O’Hara—and decided then and there, as God as my witness, I would do everything in my power to ensure that good, self-respecting Mississippians would never again have to ask what to do with a mess of greens!

Hence: A Tutorial on Collard Greens.

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This article originally appeared in The Local Voice #204 (published May 22, 2014). To download a PDF of this issue, please click here.

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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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