Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread

Hand-planted on August 7th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Everyone loves a good sweet bread recipe! Carrots may sound like an odd ingredient, but try it! It's more for texture than taste. Plus, the peaches will be the real stand out in this one! Make sure your peaches are ripe before starting though, because it will bring out a lot more of the sweetness that way! Directions: Preheat oven to 350. ...

Roasted Jalapeno Lime Kale

Hand-planted on July 31st, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

If you love kale and are tired of it in soups, raw or sauteed. This is a quick and simple recipe to mix things up for dinner! Directions: Heat oven to 375°. Toss dry kale leaves in Jalapeno Lime olive oil and spread in a single layer on a large sheet pan. Lightly  season with fresh ground black pepper and sea salt. Roast 10 ...

Veggie Wagon Kitchen Tip

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

We've learned a few things along the way, and we always like to share what we've learned! Some may be things you know, but some may be unexpected surprises! One of the many things we've learned along the way, is the learning never stops! This one is for all of our bakers out there! For best results when you're baking, bring butter ...

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is now at The Veggie Wagon

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

Straight from Small Town Brewery, located in Illinois, can now be found at The Veggie Wagon, located in Carolina Beach, NC. This family recipe of “Not Your Father’s Root Beer”, is a must try! It really does taste just like root beer!  At 10% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to ...

Red, White and Blue Mozzarella Salad

Hand-planted on July 1st, 2015 by max. Posted under Blog, Blueberries, Mozzarella Cheese, Recipes, Salad Dressings, Snacks

Slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese to desired thickness and set aside. Slice Goat Cheese Log in half and place in a food processor. Add 3/4 pint of blueberries into the food processor. Then combine wine and water. Puree until the mixture turns into a smooth liquid. Drizzle or spoon a bit of the puree onto the bottom of the plate. Then place your mozzarella ...

Black Jack Brewing is now on tap at the Veggie Wagon

Hand-planted on June 26th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Thoughts from the Wagon....

Black Jack Brewing is now on tap at The Veggie Wagon, located on Pleasure Isand, NC- Just South of the Lake in Carolina Beach! Black Jack Brewing was started by Ed Wenda, a Raleigh native and former dentist, who one day realized he enjoys brewing beer more than drilling on teeth.  Ed also brought in Brooks Hamaker to ...

Thai Butternut Squash Lettuce Wraps

Hand-planted on June 18th, 2015 by april. Posted under Blog, Recipes

Tired of the same old butternut squash enchiladas or soup? This Thai Lettuce Wrap recipe offers a different spin on a traditional Fall recipe, compliments of Pintrest.  It goes a little something like this: Ingredients for the Thai Dipping Sauce: 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons canned coconut milk 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter (it mixes in ...

Spice up your Summer Greens with our Blueberry Vinaigrette

Hand-planted on June 5th, 2015 by max. Posted under Blog, Blueberries, Recipes, Salad Dressings

To make the dressing, combine blueberries, water, vinegar, and salt in food processor. Blend for about 1 minute until berries are pureed; scrape sides as necessary.  Add shallot, olive oil, and basil, and pulse until well combined.

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 ...