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December 30, 2006

Albany - - Sunday is New Year's Eve and many people are stocking up on a couple of items that superstition encourages them to buy this time of year. 

Donchester Johnson says his sales of collard greens are up. He spent the day in South Albany selling bunches of greens to people trying to get some in time for the New Year.

Taylor's Meat Market put its black eyed peas to the front of the store near the checkout aisle.

People say they try to purchase these items before the new year hits.


"Because its just a tradition. Collard greens, black eyed peas, ham hocks. You believe it what its supposed to do? Yeah, they say greens bring the money and the peas bring the change," says Shirley Shealy.

Eating black eyed peas on New Years Day is associated by some to attract good luck and money.

Some also believe eating cabbage or collard greens on New Years Day are good luck and prosperity charms.

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