Our Very Own Ginger Sage Snog!

Hand-planted on March 8th, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon has started making our own Ginger Sage Sausage- we kindly refer to it as "snog". Our Ginger Sage Sausage is the leanest pork sausage I have ever had because it is made using 100% pork shoulder. This eliminates all of the traditional "additives", if you will allow, that are found in most sausages. The Veggie Wagon's Ginger ...

Chips vs. Spears…

Hand-planted on March 6th, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

If you are a spicy pickle lover, then The Veggie Wagon's Jamaican Jerk Pickles are definitely right up your alley. The biggest decision you have to make is whether your are going to get spears or chips. The Veggie Wagon's Jamaican Jerk Pickles have become very popular with our friends on Pleasure Island, North Carolina and within the Port City ...

Port City’s Favorite-Robert’s Chicken Salad

Hand-planted on March 3rd, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

Everyone has heard about Robert's Chicken Salad, from the iconic Robert's Market, and now it can be found at The Veggie Wagon, which is located on Pleasure Island, NC! If you cannot make it out to Wrightsville Beach, NC and are in the area, you can swing on by and grab a container of their famously known Chicken Salad and ...

A Southern Pickled Favorite Makes It’s Debut!

Hand-planted on March 1st, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon is really excited to debut our new All-Natural Spicy Okra Pickle- a true Southern Favorite! Our Okra Pickles are a combination of spiciness, crispiness, and a secret blend of all natural vinegars and spices. The Veggie Wagon's Okra Pickles are delicious as a snack, an appetizer, a gift for your favorite friend, and are especially great in ...

That’s One Spicy Meatball!

Hand-planted on February 21st, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon is super excited about finally having Nello's NEW Hot Pepper Pasta Sauce available in our store, located in Carolina Beach, NC. A long time ago, we were some of the privileged to be a part of the tasting party, so it is especially cool to finally see it bottled, labeled and on store shelves. If you like ...

More Organic Produce & Farm News!

Hand-planted on February 19th, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon is proud to announce that we have recently teamed up with two additional, local certified Organic farmers, to continue to make a wider variety of  organically and locally grown NC produce available to Pleasure Island year round. Today we received local Organic Elephant Garlic and Purple Kalerab, and are looking forward to some of the more diverse ...

Italian Style Swiss Chard

Hand-planted on February 12th, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Directions: Wash Swiss chard thoroughly; drain. Tear leaves into small pieces. Set aside. Cut stalks into inch size pieces. In large saucepan saute cut up stalks, onion, garlic in olive oil. Add salt, pepper, celery salt, and lemon juice to pan. Reduce heat. Add Swiss chard leaves. Cover. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (To this may be added 1 tablespoon ...

Oysters Rockefeller

Hand-planted on January 31st, 2013 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Directions: 1. Clean oysters, and place in a large stockpot. Pour in beer and enough water to cover oysters; add 3 cloves garlic. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, drain, and cool. 2. Once oysters are cooled, break off and discard the top shell. Arrange the oysters on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 3. Melt butter in ...

Collards & Black Eyed Pea Soup

Hand-planted on December 27th, 2012 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Directions: Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover by 3 inches with cold water. Set aside for 8 hours or overnight; drain and rinse well. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the carrots, peas, broth, ham hock, thyme, bay leaves, and ...

Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine: A Brief Guide from The Veggie Wagon

Hand-planted on December 27th, 2012 by april. Posted under Blog

What's the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? The Champagne we know and love comes exclusively from the Champagne region of France, and claims the honor of being the most famous of the sparkling wines. Technically, it is the only sparkling wine that may be referred to as "Champagne." Bubbly from all other regions in the world are simply referred to as ...

Homemade Egg Nog

Hand-planted on December 18th, 2012 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Directions: First Separate the eggs. Put the yolks in your big bowl, the whites in the electric mixer bowl*. (Make sure the bowl is clean and dry, with no oil residue - grease of any sort can interfere with proper egg white whipping). Mix the yolks vigorously with the wire whisk for about a minute - they will turn much lighter yellow. Whisk in 3/4 ...

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas

Hand-planted on November 15th, 2012 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes, Sauces and Marinades

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Ingredients: • ¼ cup olive oil • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour • 3 tablespoons chili powder • 12 oz tomato paste • 2 cups vegetable broth • 1 teaspoon onion powder • 1 teaspoon cumin • 1 tsp (or 3 cloves) minced garlic • salt to taste Instructions Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir until completely ...

The Veggie Wagon’s 2012 Holiday Menu

Hand-planted on November 15th, 2012 by april. Posted under Blog

We are rolling out our 2012 Holiday menu. This menu offer a wide variety of appetizers and desserts, and is SPECIAL ORDER. To insure the finest quality, we ask that you place your order 2 business days in advance of when you would like to pickup your orders. You may pick up your orders on any day of the week, ...

Cabbage & Bean Soup

Hand-planted on January 13th, 2012 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Mash 1 1/2 cups beans with a fork. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat in a soup pot. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cabbage and minced garlic; cook, stirring often, until the cabbage has wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth, mashed beans and whole beans; bring to a ...