State Farmers Market’s Collards Day celebrates Southern staple

By on November 5, 2009


If you ventured out to the N.C. State Fair this year, you may remember an unusual offering of a “Chitlin/Collard Sandwich” among the usual suspects of funnel cakes, hot dogs and candy apples.

If the leafy green vegetable (usually served boiled with a piece of salt pork or ham hock) didn’t make your deep-fried food list, however, the State Farmers Market in Raleigh has you covered.

Visitors are invited to celebrate a Southern meal staple at Collard Day on Friday, Nov. 6. Vendors will have fresh, locally grown collard greens for sale along with all the fixings, including a variety of relishes, salsas and chow-chows. The State Farmers Market Restaurant will provide freshly cooked collard samples and hushpuppies, along with recipes, serving tips and nutritional information.

Collards Day will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the market’s Farmers Building. If you can’t make it out, our marketing division has a listing of North Carolina growers and shippers that offer collards directly to consumers.

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