I may not live in the mountains anymore but me and my wife carry on this tradition. We live in suburban hell and I am sure it is against our HOA but this is what my backyard looks like.
With all of that said, what in the hell is Chow Chow? Well it is a little pint jar of heaven, it is mainly cabbage, green tomatoes and spices pickled in a sweet pickling brine and is absolutely delicious. Not sure if it is popular in other parts of the country but it is such a staple here in NC it is locally made and sold in grocery stores. I took this pic at Food Lion this morning. Of course homemade is much better!!!
4 cps chopped cabbage
Let stand overnight. Drain and rinse and rinse again and drain. Mix vegetables with, seeds, and vinegar. Simmer 20 minutes and bring to boil. Pack hot in pint jars. Water bath for 10 minutes.