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

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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

Publix-Sponsored Healthy Eating Fundraiser Underway

A national Publix charitable campaign which last year raised $105,000 for schools is back for a second run.

From now until Oct. 30, Publix shoppers can contribute to “Healthy Families, Helping Kids” by buying select fruits and vegetables. Based on sales, participating produce suppliers will make a cash donation supporting classroom nutritional projects.

Publix last year funded 420 projects, including projects at James Island Elementary School and West Ashley High School. The grocery chain is urging local teachers to apply for funding through donorschoose.org; eligibility requirements are posted here.

Angel Oak Serves Up Legare Farms Breakfast

For locavores who’d rather spend their Saturday morning enjoying dishes made with homegrown fruits, vegetables, eggs and pork than fussing with raw ingredients at the farmers market, Angel Oak this weekend is hosting a breakfast featuring Legare Farms products.

Breakfasters have their pick of crème brulee French toast with muscadines; eggs with pimento cheese grits and sausage and a country fried steak with sawmill gravy, collards, eggs and biscuits. All three plates cost $12, not including gratuity. For children under 10, a $6 Little Farmer’s plate is available. Breakfast includes a choice of juice, coffee or iced tea; for a $10 supplement, guests can drink all the mimosas they want.

Reserve a spot at Saturday’s 8:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. seating via Eventbrite, or call 556-7525.

Limehouse Offers Reward For Photo of Newest Truck

limetomatoesLimehouse Produce latest promotion comes with a sizable prize package and an important safety warning: Don’t try to photograph the grower’s newest truck while you’re driving.

But assuming you’re well out of harm’s way, Limehouse is looking for snapshots of the newest addition to its fleet: A truck decorated with cartoon-style produce characters. Shutterbugs who submit a picture of the truck on its delivery route are eligible to win tickets to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival launch party; tickets to the Charleston Restaurant Association’s Taste of Charleston; Limehouse apparel and bags of vegetables.

Entries can be submitted via Limehouse’s Facebook page or Instagram account. One winner will be randomly chosen each week through Sept. 27.