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.