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We may not all be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal from scratch anymore, but we can make the meal more meaningful by including items from our own gardens.
Most “southern” gardens will have collards; turnips and turnip greens, and maybe cabbage. Did you make pickles, jam, or can or freeze some vegetables? Don’t forget to use them.
Another option for keeping some of your meal “local” is to shop at one of our wonderful local tailgate markets for fresh vegetables and fruits, breads, sweets, and more. Pumpkins and squash in all shapes and sizes can be nice additions for decorating, along with Indian corn, dried flowers, leaves, seed pods and greenery from the landscape.