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Collards!


Collard Greens are considered to date back to prehistoric times. The ancient Greeks and Romans grew kale and collards. Collard greens came to North America with the arrival of African Americans, and became an important satisfying meal for members of the slave community in times of poverty of nutrition. It is said that scraps of meat from slave owners tables were left over for meals for the slave component of the family, and it is still traditional to cook low value cuts of pork with greens for a flavorful dish. Continue Reading…

Collard Greens!!!

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Collard Greens are considered to date back to prehistoric times.  The ancient Greeks and Romans grew kale and collards.  Collard greens came to North America with the arrival of African Americans, and became an important satisfying meal for members of the slave community in times of poverty of nutrition.  It is said that scraps of meat from slave owners tables were left over for meals for the slave component of the family, and it is still traditional to cook low value cuts of pork with greens for a flavorful dish. Collard Greens can be enjoyed without meat as a flavor base, instead sautéed lightly in olive oil with garlic.  They will maintain their bright green color and high degree of nutrient value when cooked this way.  A dash of good quality balsamic vinegar when served will provide the acid needed to help the flavor pop. 
If you are taking a break from the CSA right now, our next season starts March 8th, and we are signing up now on line at http://ourlocalfoods.com/products-page.  Please join us in 2010 as we continue to grow and provide fresh, certified organic produce from the farm to your kitchen table.