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Where can I buy Virginia peanuts?

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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  1. 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.

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    Virginia Shop
    104 S Union St, Alexandria, VA

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

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      1. re: milocat

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

        1. re: justaddwater

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

        2. re: milocat

          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.

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          Balducci's
          600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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

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          1. re: Jacey

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

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            1. re: keithlb1

              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.

            2. 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. 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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                1. re: alkapal

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

                      1. re: deangold

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

                  1. re: alkapal

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

                    1. re: biscuit

                      >>""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

                  2. Total Wine carries them in their snack section.

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                    1. re: monkeyrotica

                      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.

                      http://www.auntrubyspeanuts.com/

                    2. Feridies is always good from mail order.

                      1. 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.

                        http://www.bucklandfarmmarket.com/

                        4484 Lee Highway.New Baltimore.VA.20187

                        tel-540.341.4739

                        fax-540.341.4742

                        bucklandfarmmarket@gmail.com

                        I've also had this company's peanuts and they are good.
                        http://www.hardyfarmspeanuts.com/

                        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.

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

                          1. 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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                            1. re: sheehs1

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

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