Growing on the High Plains: Black-Eyed Peas

Dec 27, 2018

Be sure to serve some black-eyed peas this New Year's Day for good luck in 2019.

Today on Growing on the High Plains, we'll snap into an old Southern tradition that's said to usher in good luck for the New Year: eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. While this folk custom goes as far back as the Civil War, being generally keen on beans as a matter of good fortune dates to ancient times. Tune in as we throw open the doors on this unique ritual and its rich history—and may it encourage you to cook up a batch of "coins" for your family on January 1st. From everyone at High Plains Public Radio, we wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year! 

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."  —Benjamin Franklin