Legare Farms Debuts Winter CSA



The bane of CSAs — in most subscribers’ estimations — are the voluminous boxes of dark leafy greens which appear at the start and end of the season. But Legare Farms is wagering the prospect of collards and kale won’t scare off fans of the Johns  Island farm.

Legare Farms is offering a winter CSA for the first time this year. The six week program costs $157 for a full share, or $115 for a half share.

“I have always been reluctant to do a winter season because most of what is available is greens,” Helen Legare is quoted as saying in a release. “Greens get old really quick. I think we can mix it up enough so you won’t get tired of greens.” Continue reading

Home Cooks Worried About Supply of Collards in Post-Pig Era


Tim Stackton

Nostalgia peaks at holiday time, so it’s little wonder the season’s provoked a new round of Piggly Wiggly sentimentality.

Where are cooks going to go to buy fresh collard greens, especially for Thanksgiving???,” a reader writes. “The Pig always had a large supply of large bunches, and even more at Thanksgiving & Christmas…The other stores just do not understand the local diet and customs.”

Thanksgiving shoppers who didn’t buy their collards at this past Saturday’s Charleston Farmers Market may have a tougher time finding locally-grown greens. But a Harris Teeter spokeswoman says the grocery chain will adjust its orders in response to customer demand. Continue reading