We love the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival in St. Petersburg

You could even call it "love in a time of collards," eh?

Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

tampabaycollardgreenfestival.org.

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It took me well over 30 years to try collard greens.

I’ll never forget my first: Gillies on Central (RIP) made the best. Once I realized how out-of-this-world delish they were, I went on a collards spree that continues to this day.

Fall in love with — or indulge yourself if you’re already a fan of — collard greens at the second annual Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival. Hosted at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, the fest returns to St. Petersburg from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

Bonus: The Gullah Diva, Sallie Ann Robinson, will be there.

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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