Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes

Hand-planted on May 25th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Side dishes can be hard to come up with, so we've got a quick, easy, and healthy side option to pair with any main course! Directions: Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar; cook 3 minutes. Stir in salt. ...

Black Bean & Heirloom Tomato Quinoa

Hand-planted on May 12th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Heirloom season is very short lived, so when it comes around, you have to take advantage of every possible moment! The tomatoes can be substituted for regular tomatoes, but we all know it won't be quite the same! Directions: Fill a heavy bottomed pot 3/4 full with water, add a tablespoon of salt and heat until boiling. Add quinoa and cook until ...

Blueberry Chicken Salad Wraps

Hand-planted on May 11th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Blueberry season is just around the corner and we cannot wait! Here's an inventive way to use all those blueberries, without creating a dessert out of them! Directions: In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, celery and salt. Gently stir in chicken and blueberries. Warm tortillas in the oven on low heat, being careful not to let the tortillas become crispy. Place warm tortillas on ...

Chicken & Strawberry Salad

Hand-planted on May 5th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Salads are a staple during the summer months, but it's nice to change it up every once in a while. This salad gives a little bit of sweetness to your greens, while balancing out the salty cheese. It is definitely a must try! Directions: To prepare dressing, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with ...

The Veggie Wagon now has NC Cider on Draft

Hand-planted on April 24th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon, in Carolina Beach, is proud to carry Wicked Peel ciders! Naked Apple Hard Ciders are made with the finest apples produced in Henderson County, North Carolina. We always keep the traditional cider on tap, and mix it up with seasonal offering, such as the Blackberry Cider. They are so deliciously light and slightly dry on the finish!  ...

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Hand-planted on April 17th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Local produce is finally starting to come in and our newest addition is our green and purple asparagus! Most people know of the typical green asparagus, but purple asparagus may be new! It has a very similar flavor to green asparagus, but tends to be a little bit more tender and has more natural sugars than its green counterpart. We've ...

White Street Brewing Company is on Tap

Hand-planted on April 17th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon, in Carolina Beach, is proud to carry White Street Brewing Company beers. White Street Brewing Company, a unique production brewery, opened its doors in September 2012, as Wake Forest's first brewery. Built in the 1930s as a Chevrolet car dealership, the building was renovated into a distinctive beer manufacturing ...

Deep River has landed at the Veggie Wagon

Hand-planted on April 10th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The Veggie Wagon, in Carolina Beach, is proud to carry Deep River Brewing Company beers. Deep River Brewing We always seem to have at least one of their beers on one of our 10 tap system. We fill growler of all sizes- pints, quarts and half gallons. We will  fill a growler you bring in, but if you don't have ...

Roasted Turnips & Butternut Squash

Hand-planted on April 10th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Roasted veggies is one of the easiest ways to cook them, bringing out a lot of the flavors, and potentially adding new flavors to well known favorites! Root veggies can be a bit challenging to cook so we're trying to find new ways to use these hearty veggies! This recipe adds a little spice to the natural sweetness of butternut ...

Highland Brewing Company Goes Solar

Hand-planted on April 3rd, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

April is NC Beer Month and we wanted to take some time out this month to feature some of our local breweries. Not only is Highland Brewing Company celebrating 20 years of brewing amazing craft beer, but they recently underwent part of a multi-million dollar expansion which includes a new bottling line, new cooler, new production areas, and vast ...

Citrus & Cilantro Grilled Chicken

Hand-planted on March 24th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Spring is getting closer and it's about time to start grilling out! Hopefully this recipe will provide you with a hearty, yet healthy dinner to enjoy outside when the cold weather finally decides to break! Instructions: 1. In a large bowl, combine garlic, cilantro, coconut oil, and the juices from the blood orange, lemon, and lime. 2. Marinate the chicken for at least ...

NC Ferry Schedule

Hand-planted on March 20th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The North Carolina Ferry is a great way to travel along the coast! Popular with tourists and locals alike, the North Carolina ferry has seven routes that run the length of the coast, and we're fortunate to have one of those routes just 15 minutes south! To experience all the ferry has to offer, plan a Sunday adventure! Rent a ...

Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe-Kale Pesto

Hand-planted on March 20th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

We're getting excited for Spring and all of the great local veggies that will soon arrive! The first sign of Spring is the addition of a super limited amount of broccoli rabe! Never heard of it? It also goes by the name Rapini and is widely used in Italian cuisine. It's a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, ...

Kickin’ Collards and Rice

Hand-planted on February 17th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Winter greens are in! Baby collards are a favorite winter green, and even more so when you add a little spice to the recipe. This is a filling, yet healthy way to prepare your baby collards as a side dish, or as a meal with a loaf of bread to sop up the warm broth! Directions: Cook rice according to instructions. Heat oil ...