“Greenleaf” is the name of Oprah Winfrey’s new television series and it’s also what she grows on her 16-acre organic farm in Maui. The show derives its name from Scripture rather than produce, but Oprah still delighted in showing off the ginormous collards she grows.
“My grandmother used to grow collard greens but honey, she did not have collard greens like this!” she said during a Facebook Live filmed on the farm.
“One of the reason I love the name ‘Greenleaf’ so much is because it offers a sense of life,” Oprah said, explaining that the name comes from the book of Proverbs. (“Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.” – Proverbs 11:28).
Oprah’s all about healthy eating these days, as a spokeswoman and part owner of Weight Watchers. And the organic veggies harken back to her childhood.
“I grew up on a farm in Mississippi,” she said. “I love growing the vegetables now. As opposed to when I was a little girl, I thought it made you poor to have to grow your own vegetables. I always wanted vegetables made that were by the Green Giant.”
Her farm manager by the way, is Russell Greenleaf. No kidding, that’s his name.
Check out her Facebook Live post: