Viewing: New Year’s Day

Scotland County farm still delivers a go-to collard variety developed in N.C.

By on December 31, 2019

Most southerners with any trace of agricultural roots are familiar with the New Year’s Day tradition of cooking and eating collard greens and black-eyed peas. An article in the January 2013 edition of “Our State” magazine explained “some say the

Local Dish: NC Black-eyed Pea Salsa

By on December 28, 2017

In the South, black-eyed peas and turnip greens are traditional dishes served on New Year’s Day. The reason? Luck and money. Black-eyed peas are believed to bring you luck and turnip greens bring money. Whether or not this folklore is

Tar Heel Kitchen: Hoppin’ John

By on December 24, 2015

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes