Agriculture + Lifestyle

Collard Greens

Posted on July 12, 2018 12:00 AM


As a traditional southern staple, there are many a twists on the time-honored classic collard green recipe. While these fibrous leafy greens are available year-round, collard greens are at their prime from January to June! High in vitamin A, C, K and B6, collards are also a rich source for manganese as well as calcium and iron. 



Our Certified Farm Market locator will help you find collard greens as well as other local fruits and vegetables! Make sure to check out the following to get cracking on this savory side dish recipe:


Jibb's Vineyards

1521 Jenkins Farm Road
Byromville, GA

Payne Farm and Produce

204 Salem Rd SW
Calhoun, GA

Rockin S Farm Market

465 Claude Scott Drive
Canton, GA

Collard Greens


2/3 meaty ham hocks (1 to 1 1/2 lbs.)

2 medium Vidalia onions, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 quarts of chicken stock

3 lbs. collard greens 

Apple cider vinegar, to taste

Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large pot, combine ham hocks, chopped onions, minced garlic and chicken stock. 

Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 2/3 hours.

Once tender, remove ham hocks from chicken stock, pull meat from bones and chop into small chunks.

Discard bones and fat and return chopped ham hocks to the chicken stock.

Chop collard greens into desired thickness and add to the chicken stock.

Return to a simmer and cook uncovered for 45/50 minutes (or desired tenderness).

Season with salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar to taste.