Celebrate National Peanut Month in the ‘National Peanut Capital of the World!’

Posted at 5:30 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 10:49:30-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Happy National Peanut Month!

March celebrates one of America’s favorite snack foods…Peanuts! There's no better place to celebrate than the "Peanut Capital of the World" - Suffolk, Virginia!

National Peanut Month had its beginnings as National Peanut Week in 1941, but later morphed into a month-long celebration in 1974. And why not celebrate this versatile food? Whether it’s the smell of their roasted goodness, the grinding of their essence into peanut butter or just being used to make healthier cooking oil, peanuts have found their way into many of the food items we consume regularly.

We stopped by Suffolk Peanut Center in Downtown Suffolk to celebrate!

The Peanut Center has been in business since 1967 and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.