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Dress of collard greens from Holley farm gets national attention

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – Theresa Bowick models the dress she made of collard greens during a stop at the Rochester Public Market in October.

HOLLEY – A dress made from collard greens grown at a Holley farm will be featured on national television on Friday.

Theresa Bowick, a nurse and author of “Collard Green Curves,” will appear on the Steve Harvey Show. She filmed her segment in Chicago about three weeks ago. The show on Friday begins at 10 a.m. on channel 8 in Rochester, WROC TV.

Bowick of Rochester connected with Wally and Carol Liese at the Rochester Public Market, where the Holley farm has been a long-time vendor.

“Their greens were so big and pretty,” Bowick said. “They hand-picked them and I’m truly grateful.”

Randy, Carol, Wally and Colleen Liese grew and hand-picked the collard greens that Bowick used to make a dress for the Steve Harvey Show that will air 10 a.m. on Friday.

Bowick shares a message about healthy eating. Collard greens are popular in the African American community. The vegetable is very nutritious.

Bowick has become a collard green ambassador, urging people to give it a try. She shares ways to prepare the greens.

In her book, Bowick writes about losing 75 pounds and embracing a more physically active lifestyle. For more information on her book, click here.