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Tracing the peanut to its origin inspires a global journey. History shows that peanuts have been around since the Incan Empire. Peanuts, along with black-eyed peas, yams and other crops, are thought to have been brought to America by the Portuguese slave traders who served peanuts while they were in transit. Of particular interest to folks in Charlottesville, Virginia is that Thomas Jefferson cultivated an impressive peanut crop at Monticello.
About the farmer
The family that grows the peanuts has been farming the finest Virginia peanuts since the late 1800's on their 3,000-acre farm in Southampton County. They grow only the world-famous Virginia peanut, prized by gourmets everywhere for its impressive size and even more incredible flavor. Our Peanuts are selected by the farmer and then hand roasted on the farm in small batches to ensure you receive a premium artisan Virginia Peanut.