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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Kitchens across south Georgia will soon smell of collard greens and black eyed peas.

It's a tradition that's said to bring you good fortune in the upcoming year. At Carter's in downtown Albany they're making more greens than usual along with black-eyed peas and ox tail. This year however they say the demand for the traditional New year's good luck charms just hasn't been there.

"They're sticking with it but not as much as they used to, I believe not as much as they once have," said Eddie Carter, Carter's Grill & Restaurant.

The peas and collard greens take hours to cook and Chief Carter says the secret to good greens is fatback. Tradition has it that the more greens you eat on New Year's the more money you'll make during the new year.


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