My first fall in Wilmington, right around Thanksgiving, I spotted a farmer on the corner of Military Cutoff Road and Sir Tyler Drive selling an item I'd never seen before. I rolled down my window and asked, "What are those?" He shouted back something that sounded inaudible to me. I asked again. Upon the second try, I made it out. He shouted, "Collards!" Then, he added, "Y'all ain't from these parts." Indeed.