Every Southerner knows it’s tradition on New Year’s Day to eat blackeye peas and greens for prosperity. Across the South on January 1st, you’re sure to find all of these things on everyone’s plate: blackeye peas, greens, pork, and cornbread. According to tradition, blackeye peas represent luck, collard greens symbolize money, pork represents progress, and golden buttered cornbread is a symbol for gold.
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of this tradition, but we’ll take any excuse to indulge in these tasty blackeye pea recipes. Add some luck (and flavor) to your New Year’s Day meal with Camellia Blackeye Peas! These superior peas are non-GMO, gluten-free, and a perfect addition to your cupboard staples.