Who’s Up for Some Hoppin’ John and Bread for Prosperity?
We will be open Saturday, Dec. 31 for our usual hours. We open at 10 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. unless we sell out earlier. New Years brings a close to the holiday season for many as well as the year for most. And of course, with the chronological end comes the symbolic end — and beginning. A clean slate. A fresh, unsullied year just waiting for the day-by-day unveiling as time marches on.
Some of our favorite traditions and folklores, of course, revolve around food and ushering in the new year. For example:
- Fill your cabinets with food to ensure they will be flush with food all the year through.
- To gain wealth in the new year, eat cabbage or sauerkraut. Cabbage, and it’s green tint, is said to represent paper money. In fact, all greens are representative of money.
- Hoppin John brings the greens as well as the wealth of black eyed peas. We’ll hook you up with some of this as our soup/stew Saturday – we have vegan style, so the prosperity will not just be for the meat-eaters in the crowd.
- A loaf of bread on the table, especially a round loaf, is supposed to usher in good luck and to keep your family from knowing hunger throughout the year. Say, we just happen to have a bunch of bread for you.
What are your favorite traditions?
Swing by for some good luck and prosperity!
-Stephanie and Jeremiah