Feeding a Crowd

Vivian Mims talks about greens juice as part of the preparation for the first annual Urban Farm and Garden Alliance Greens Cookoff


Vivian Mims Green Juice- Vivian made her special greens for the Greens Cook-off; pot liquor was what came from her special greens recipe. All of her ingredients are useful; the juice from the greens are pot liquor for a home remedy to help/keep you get healthy.   


Vivian Mims Interview:

Vivian- “You don’t throw the juice away, that’s called a pot liquor. It will clean you out and help your cold..Don’t throw it out, it’s full of vitamins and nutrients.”

 Person reflection- Those who don’t have enough money for food probably isn’t able to go to the doctors whenever they need to either. If the community can make healthier food accessible at a cheap price, not only will it provide people with a full healthy meal but it will give you the vitamins and nutrients to prevent you from getting sick, and help you when you are sick.



    2 Tbsp bacon fat, lard or vegetable oil

    1 medium onion, sliced from root to tip

    1 ham hock

    2 garlic cloves, smashed

    1 quart chicken broth

    1-2 cups water

    8-10 cups chopped collard greens, about 2 pounds

    Vinegar and hot sauce to taste

1 Heat the bacon fat in a large pot set over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion in the bacon fat, stirring often, until the edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the ham hock, smashed garlic, chicken stock, and water and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 1 hour.

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2 Add the collard greens to the pot and cook until tender, another 45 minutes to an hour.

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3 To serve, fish out the ham hock, pull the meat off the bones and chop. Mix the meat back with the greens and serve with vinegar and hot sauce at the table.


Cynthia, et al. “Southern Style Collard Greens Recipe.” Simply Recipes, 13 

    Jan. 2018.


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