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New Year's Food

Grocery stores were packed with people Tuesday picking up their favorite food and last minute items to ring in 2014.
Danville, Montour County - In the next 24 hours many of us will take a bite out of our New Years traditions. Grocery stores were packed with people Tuesday picking up their favorite food and last minute items to ring in 2014.  The shelves are stocked, but the lines may be a little long if you waited to check off your grocery list for your New Year's meal.

Weis Market store manager Sheena Fiedler says "it's probably double a normal Tuesday and we are up from last year as well."  New Year's day traditions have the aisles buzzing at Weis Market in Danville with people picking up pork and searching for seafood.  Fiedler says people are looking for "pork! Pork loins, pork roast and seafood, clams, and snow crab."  "Shrimp with old bay and garlic and lemon," adds customer Jennifer Moyer, of Danville.

The January 1st food favorite of pork and sauerkraut started with the German and Pennsylvania Dutch, who believed it would bring good fortune.  Sue Widra, of Danville, says "it's good luck."  Patti Wetzel, also of Danville, adds "that's tradition. It helps you have a good, profitable and happy new year. It's just kind of a tradition."  Those who make the meal, like Wetzel, know the perfect way to recreate that mouthwatering recipe year after year.  "We are looking for pork roast and I want one with a bone in. I think it makes the sauerkraut taste better, gives it more flavor. That and out an apple in to take the bitterness out," she says.  Although she's done it for quite sometime now, Wetzel couldn't say whether or not her pork recipe brought good luck or just full bellies in the new year saying "I don't know if it works but it's nice to have to pass down to your children that's what I like about it."
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