A little background: There is a legend (apparently going back to the Middle Ages) that the people of Sicily prayed to St. Joseph to end a famine there. Supposedly it then began to rain on March 19, St. Joseph's feast day. An alternative version says that the famine ended because of a bounty of fava beans, a crop which grows even when others fail.
The grateful Sicilians began a tradition of thanks to St. Joseph on his feast day by creating altars of food to be given away. Sicilian immigrants brought this tradition of the St. Joseph's altar to New Orleans, where families celebrate it yearly, both in churches as well as in private homes. The altars are amazing and beautiful accumulations of food -- well worth seeing, if you're ever in New Orleans on March 19. /bg
One of the things traditionally given away to everyone who visits a St. Joseph's altar is the "lucky bean" (a dried fava bean). Many New Orleanians carry them. (I did, when I lived there.) A "lucky bean" would be an easy (and historical!) addition to your basket.