Top Produce to Eat When Kicking Off the New Year

Fruits and Vegetables, Produce

The North Texas area is a melting pot of many cultures. One thing you will want to do is eat the good-luck foods from as many of them as you can on New Year’s Day. When shopping for these types of foods, you always want to ensure you’re buying the freshest products possible. 

Therefore, you should shop at Frisco Fresh Market, where our vendor’s produce is always ready to help you celebrate in literal good taste.

Let’s take a look at some of the top foods you should consider eating in the new year.

Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas are the most traditional Texas food to be eaten on New Year’s. The tradition of eating black-eyed peas for prosperity dates to at least the Civil War when people felt lucky to have black-eyed peas to survive on. 

While the practice of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day may only go back to the Civil War in the United States, historians point out that they are one of the foods named in the Jewish Talmud to be eaten on Rosh Hashanah, which stands for new years. In the Talmud, they are called fenugreek seeds.


Ensure you have at least 12 grapes on hand for each person at your New Year’s Eve party because the Spanish consider eating 12 green grapes as the bell strikes midnight as a sign that a person will enjoy prosperity during each month of the new year. This tradition dates to at least 1895.

Mandarin Oranges

In Asian culture, eating mandarin oranges on Chinese New Year’s Day is considered an omen that brings good luck and prosperity throughout the new year. You can easily transform this tradition into your New Year’s celebration by shopping for them at our outdoor market in Frisco.


In many parts of Eastern Europe, eating cabbage rolls on New Year’s Day is believed to bring prosperity throughout the coming year. In some areas, the cabbage rolls are stuffed with pork because people eating pork on New Year’s Day will help them become more prosperous in the new year. In some cultures, instead of eating cabbage rolls, people dine on sauerkraut because the long strands are believed to look like gold.


In Italy, many people dine on lentils on New Year’s Day. They believe this legume resembles money, and you can see the resemblance between it and ancient coins. Eating lentils on the first day of the new year will bring you prosperity throughout the upcoming year.


It does not matter what type of greens you love to dine on. Eating them on New Year’s Day may bring green to you in the form of extra money throughout the new year. 

Therefore, you will have more money to spend on wholesome foods at the outdoor market in Frisco every time you shop, and your family will stay healthier. 


In Mediterranean countries, especially Turkey, eating pomegranates is believed to cause good luck and fertility. 

In Greece, people smash pomegranates on the floor on New Year’s Day, and the seeds are collected as visual signs to remind a person that they will experience good fortune throughout the coming year.


The Chinese word for tangerines closely resembles the word for wealth, and many believe that eating a tangerine on New Year’s Day will help you become wealthier in the new year. Furthermore, looking at the tangerine’s bright color will make you happier.

Welcome the New Year in Great Health With Frisco Fresh Market

Even if you do not incorporate all this produce into your New Year’s celebration, you will want to shop for your New Year’s Day produce at Frisco Fresh Market. Our market guarantees you will find good deals on produce every weekend of our open seasons. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturdays and Sundays this year as you prepare for your holiday celebrations. Contact us today to learn more about our current vendors and events.