Crop of the Week
Mixed Greens




  • Fill sink with cold water.

  • Put in greens, making sure they have room to float.

  • The greens will rise to the top, while the dirt will sink.

  • Let greens sit in water for about 20 minutes.

  • Scoop out greens being careful not to stir up the dirt on bottom.

  • If they still look dirty, change water and repeat process.

  • Finish the cleaning by rinsing under running water.

  • Tear greens into pieces, throwing away thick veins and stems.

  • In a large pot, heat the bacon grease over med-high.

  • Add the greens and toss well with bacon grease for a couple of minutes.

  • Add ham stock, salt and pepper and sugar and stir.

  • Cover and simmer gently until very tender (DO NOT BOIL).

  • As the greens cook, they will produce a lot of liquid that will cook down. Add water as needed to prevent burning, but only use what is necessary so your pot liquor won't be watered down.

  • Cook time will vary but usually about 3 hours The flavor of collards is much better if you can cook for about 6 hours.