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TONY MELTON: A lot of green for greens

Tony Melton Clemson ExtensionMay 20, 2019

The GREEN is flowing in South Carolina. Broccoli, cabbage, collards, turnips, mustard, kale, etc., are yielding well, or as Forrest Gump would say, “hauling buttocks.”

South Carolina is known for its greens, mostly crops such as collards, turnips and mustard, which are typical Southern favorites. However, many people – especially those of the Northern persuasion – have never developed a taste for our Southern delicacies.

Northerners eat the turnip bottoms (roots) and throw away the best part: the greens. It might be a little crude, but like my dad would say, “A good mess of greens would put a ‘Regular Smile’ on many a folk’s face.”

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