Every two weeks a massive Peterbilt (that's it, in the first photo below, nosing onto the scene) makes the run from North Carolina to central Brooklyn, replenishing this small, easy-going grocery with little-seen specialities like Mrs. Campbell's chow chow (16 oz.; $3.29). A "home-style Southern relish" — supply your own punchline for its other handle, "the great American put-on" — it's a loose vinegary blend of finely chopped cabbage, red bell peppers, and onion, in two styles, hot or sweet. (See a much coarser chow-chow from Pennsylvania's Millport Dairy.) I didn't think to ask which products find their way into the associated Country Kitchen Restaurant, at 1991 Atlantic, which seems primarily a steam-table operation.
Also shown: across the street, one of two nuts-and-produce trucks bearing Georgia plates, with an ad hoc stand marked "shotgun potatoes and melon"; down the road, a florist and, presumably, its delivery wagon.
Carolina Country Store
2001 Atlantic Ave. (Roosevelt Pl.-Saratoga Ave.), Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn