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Where can I buy Virginia peanuts?

vanewbie Jul 7, 2009 03:21 PM

Does anyone know of a store or vendor in the area that sells Virginia peanuts? I recall there possibly being a vendor at the King's Street Farmer's Market that sells them but I'm not sure. I need to give them as a gift and I don't have time left to order them over the internet.


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    DCDeb RE: vanewbie Jul 7, 2009 03:35 PM

    There is a store called the Virginia Shop (about a block off King St. across from Ben & Jerry's) that carries them. They also carry VA wines but check the price before you buy. You can get it for less elsewhere.

    Virginia Shop
    104 S Union St, Alexandria, VA

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      milocat RE: vanewbie Jul 7, 2009 04:51 PM

      Balducci's in Old Town (Franklin St) also sells VA peanuts in the snack section of the store.

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        justaddwater RE: milocat Jul 8, 2009 11:41 AM

        These are excellent, I usually give these out as gifts. They might be "The Peanut Shop" brand.

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          Chocolatechipkt RE: justaddwater Dec 22, 2009 08:59 AM

          Balducci's in Bethesda does, too, as well as Whole Foods.

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          simongsmith RE: milocat Nov 8, 2011 06:47 AM

          I have to +1 this, I have always had great luck with the Balducci's VA peanuts, and I like that you can get them in various sized containers.

          600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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          Jacey RE: vanewbie Jul 8, 2009 09:59 AM

          I'm not positive but I might have seen them at a Whole Foods, I think the P St one.

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            sweetpea2 RE: Jacey Aug 17, 2009 01:30 PM

            I tried them recently for the first time. They are great. What makes them Virginia Peanuts other than that's where they are grown mostly? I was told that they are just a larger peanut. To me it seems like more than that. Maybe in the cooking/roasting??? Anyway I haven't been able to find them in the Baltimore area. I'm crossing my fingers that Whole Foods carries them!

          2. keithlb1 RE: vanewbie Aug 17, 2009 07:57 PM

            I've seen them in canisters in all the Wegmans in the area

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              Joe H RE: keithlb1 Aug 17, 2009 08:35 PM

              There are a number of different brands of Virginia peanuts almost all of which are "blistered." I must note here that Trader Joe sells "blister peanuts" and I have NEVER found a fresh peanut in the many times I have bought them.

              I personally believe that Virginia peanuts are the best in the world. (sorry for the hyperbole...) It's possible that the best Virginia peanuts are the ones which are most recently roasted. Still, there are several brands that I've found (excepting the Williamsburg Peanut Shoppe which is now sold up and down the East Coast) that have over time been exemplery. These include Royal Oak: http://www.royaloakpeanuts.com/
              and Hub's peanuts: http://www.hubspeanuts.com/hubsv9/shop There are other brands that I've had over the years but both of these have proven to be consistently excellent. I've actually given Royal Oak peanuts (and Eagle Ranch Pistachios from New Mexico) as Christmas gifts to friends and clients for many years.

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              MDBBQFiend RE: vanewbie Aug 18, 2009 05:50 AM

              I believe that Rodman's stores carry "The Peanut Shop" brand. Try the Rodman's on Wisconsin Avenue or their gourmet shop near White Flint Mall off Nicholson Lane. These peanuts are fresh, fat, and excellent tasting.

              1. alkapal RE: vanewbie Aug 18, 2009 03:46 PM

                the very best virginia peanuts are harvested in north carolina: golden gourmet peanuts by the peanut roaster. they are by and far the crunchiest, tastiest, jumbo virginia peanuts i've ever had. http://www.peanut.com/products.asp?ca...

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                  ivysmom RE: alkapal Dec 20, 2009 03:58 PM

                  We're big fans of Whitley's Virginia peanuts, ourselves. I like the sausages they sell too.

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                    alkapal RE: ivysmom Dec 21, 2009 12:44 AM

                    sausages? tell me more ;-).

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                      deangold RE: alkapal Dec 21, 2009 02:43 AM

                      Apparently its Edwards brand

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                        alkapal RE: deangold Dec 21, 2009 10:20 AM

                        and.... are you familiar with it? good?

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                    biscuit RE: alkapal Aug 12, 2011 09:16 PM

                    Wait. Virginia peanuts from North Carolina? That didn't read right.

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                      alkapal RE: biscuit Aug 13, 2011 04:51 AM

                      >>""Virginia group
                      The large seeded Virginia Group peanuts are grown in the following US states: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and parts of Georgia. They are increasing in popularity due to demand for large peanuts for processing, particularly for salting, confections, and roasting in the shells.""<< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut

                  3. monkeyrotica RE: vanewbie Dec 22, 2009 03:31 AM

                    Total Wine carries them in their snack section.

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                      gelato98 RE: monkeyrotica Dec 22, 2009 10:55 AM

                      My family enjoys the peanuts from Aunt Ruby's in Enfield, NC near where my Mother is from. As kids, we especially enjoyed getting bags of raw peanuts and "roasting" them at home in our own oven.


                    2. namret RE: vafoodlover Jun 24, 2010 03:25 PM

                      Feridies is always good from mail order.

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                        Ladybug09 RE: vanewbie Aug 10, 2011 11:43 AM

                        It's not in MD, but definitely worth having them ship them to you. Cheaper than gas.

                        below what I posted on another thread.

                        Someone brought me peanuts from a place called Buckland Farms in Warrenton, VA area. They were DeLICOUS! and they will ship them to you at the flat rate. Just ordered 3 lbs@1.99/lb...the shipping was about $9.00 though, but hey, it's cheaper than gas. I might see next time if they can get it weighed to see the price difference, which is probably cheaper. These are GREEN/RAW peanuts, not roasted. You can boil them yourselves. I'm from SC, so I know my boiled peanuts.


                        4484 Lee Highway.New Baltimore.VA.20187




                        I've also had this company's peanuts and they are good.

                        They sell them at Publix Grocery store already cooked in the bag. Regular and Cajun Flavored and they are good.

                        On their site, they also sell them Raw/Green. But for a 1/8 bushel (5lbs) it's $2.40) a lb.

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                          ForFoodsSake RE: vanewbie Aug 12, 2011 02:20 PM

                          You can order a wide variety of VA Peanuts from the Virginia Diner at http://vadiner.com/.

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                            sheehs1 RE: vanewbie Nov 7, 2011 07:03 PM

                            If you want the best Virginia Peanut you have to try HUBS Peanuts made by Hubbard Peanut Company in Sedley Virginia. Call them. I'm sure they have stores near you that carry them. Wegmans has them...although they might be the Wegmans Label..(private label). 1-800-889-7688. My family has always bought and eaten HUBS. They were even showcased on Rachael Ray.!

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                              BookGuy RE: sheehs1 Nov 8, 2011 09:49 AM

                              I have seen a display section of Virginia peanuts at Giant, at least the one on Washington Boulevard near Vriginia Square.

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                                agarnett100 RE: BookGuy Nov 8, 2011 12:14 PM


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                              Jack Burden RE: vanewbie Nov 9, 2011 09:03 AM

                              I have tried different brands, but the Harris Teeter brand Virginia Peanuts is my mainstay.

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