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 ...

Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Veggie Wagon Style

Hand-planted on February 6th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Thoroughly wash sweet potatoes. Pat dry; Mix olive oil and jerk rub together in a bowl. Toss with potatoes and coat thoroughly; preheat your grill to a medium heat. Arrange potatoes over a medium heat area. Do not cook on high. Cover and allow potatoes to cook, turning occasionally. You want the skins to turn slightly dark brown with small ...

All about our Organic Tatsoi

Hand-planted on January 30th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog

The Veggie Wagon, located in Carolina Beach, has just gotten in some Organic Tatsoi, from one the local farm in coastal NC. The most common questions we get are what is Tatsoi, what does it taste like and how do I eat it. Tatsoi is also known as “spinach mustard” and is relative to the famous Bok Choy. It is a ...

Cabbage, White Bean, Ginger Sage Sausage Soup

Hand-planted on January 16th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Cook and crumble the sausage in a large pot, over medium high heat. When the sausage has almost finished browning, add the onions and garlic. Cook for a few more minutes, until the sausage has browned and the onions are tender and garlic is browned. Add the cabbage, beans, tomatoes, broth, and spices. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. ...

The Veggie Wagon’s Hot Chocolate Bar

Hand-planted on January 9th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

The latest Winter addition to The Veggie Wagon, on Pleasure Island, is our all natural Hot Chocolate Bar! We have been working on our own blends of spices and mixtures to create 7 amazing and different hot chocolates, without all the preservatives and additives, including Vegan milk options. We are using all organic ...