The title spells "poke" as "polk" and uses the word "salad" rather than "salat."
Many of the words are common in the southern or eastern U.S., but not used in other parts of the country.
A MESS - When you cook or gather greens from the garden or field, they are always referred to as a "mess" of greens. A "mess" is usually an amount to fill the cooking pot so everyone could have their fill. "Greens" can be turnip greens, dandelion greens, pokeweed and other edible green plant.
TOTE SACK - Sometimes called a "tow sack" or "gunny sack". It's a big bag usually made of burlap or coarse material. These sacks were used to store grain, corn, beans, potatoes or other agricultural products, and then used to gather garden produce, eggs, foraged foods, etc
CHAIN GANG - A group of prisoners chained together to perform menial or physically challenging work, such as mining, timber collecting, digging ditches, chipping stone, etc. Chain gangs existed mostly in the southern parts of the United States, and by 1955 had been phased out nationwide.
TRUCK PATCH - Many farmers had 2 gardens; a personal garden and a truck patch. They raised crops in the truck patch garden to sell at market, bringing it in by truck or selling it from a small stand along the roadside.
GATORS - Contraction for "Alligators" that live in swamps in the southern United States. American alligators are found in all of Florida and Louisiana, the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, coastal South and North Carolina, Eastern Texas, the southeast corner of Oklahoma and the southern tip of Arkansas.
NO COUNT - Used to describe a useless human or item. An idler; a piece of junk.
Y'ALL - A contraction for the words "you" and "all" and pronounced as one syllable.
TURNIP GREENS - Turnip leaves or turnip tops are often called "turnip greens." The common turnips in the U.S. are mostly white skinned with light purple or green coloring at the top.