Summer brings so many positives including fresh produce. Personally, this is my favorite thing about summer. I love a good home grown tomato, cucumber, and the list could go on and on.
You may not know Harris Teeter gets their produce from local farmers. Produce from two local farmers in the High Country, Critcher Brothers Produce and Hollar & Green Produce, is found at Harris Teeter in Boone, NC.
As stated on the Critcher Brothers Produce website:
In 1952, Critcher Brothers Produce was started in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina by four brothers: Dwight, Carl, Bill, and Tommy Critcher. Initially, these four brothers rented most of their farm land, and on it they grew their products — cabbage and potatoes. As well as raising the crop, the brothers also delivered the produce themselves. In one instance, because no truck was available, cabbage was hauled in the trunk of a car so that the delivery would be made.
Today, over 45 years later, Critcher Brothers Produce still has the same devotion to quality and service that it did when it was founded, despite the growth it has undergone.
It is comforting to know the produce I purchased at Harris Teeter was home grown in our back yard. I am not eating produce from an area in the world that I am not familiar with and I would rather support local produce.
If you click here, you are able to see what local farmers in your area are growing during the summer.
Tonight for dinner, I wanted to try and make coleslaw that tastes like my grandmother’s. My grandmother went to be with the Lord 5 years ago. I miss her but try to carry her legacy on with my girls. She loved to cook. She made the best coleslaw. When we were at a cook-out this past weekend, my best friend told me how she made her coleslaw. It tasted so much like my grandmother’s. You will not believe how easy this recipe is!
With my purchased cabbage head from Harris Teeter courtesy of Critcher Brothers Produce, a jar of Marie’s Original Coleslaw Dressing, and my Ninja, I was well on my way of making coleslaw for dinner.
You literally chop the cabbage and then put a little bit of Marie’s dressing, you have a delicious bowl of fresh coleslaw. The coleslaw goes great on a turkey hamburger, just sayin’.
I grabbed more produce to be able to eat fresh foods for my lunch at work. Now, lunchtime is a delicious time every day at work.
Thank you Harris Teeter for not forgetting the local people. It is always good to know that local families can still stay in business after generations!