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US: Skippers, VA – Good Earth Peanuts are Virginia Peanuts at their Best

Virginia grows the largest variety of peanuts in the world. The Good Earth Peanut Company ships Virginia peanuts fresh in a variety of forms: raw and cooked, in and out of the shell. Sitting right on a 1650’s Tuscarora Indian trail which is now a railroad junction, in an old time (circa 1854) general store, this family business roasts and sells peanuts.IMG_3539

Lindsey and Scott Vincent go beyond the ordinary nut to sell cashew brittle, wasabi flavored peas, nut berry thrill, diet trail mix, cracked pepper and sea salt peanuts, chocolate covered peanut brittle (Sandra’s favorite) and maple covered nuts, as well as pecans like key lime ones (we’re addicted to the butter toasted pecans in our salads).

There are FREE tastes of the 36 or so salty and sweet treats. We’ll take the dark chocolate
covered cherries. Some groceries still line the walls, like McCutcheon’s preserves and Virginia hams.IMG_3538

You’ve gotta stop here, you won’t be disappointed, the quality and the assortment are amazing. You can even order them on-line and have them shipped to you. They will  include information about the history of peanuts, also known as goobers and groundnuts, and how peanuts are grown.  WARNING: These products are addictive!

Location: The Good Earth Peanut Company,  5334 Skippers Road, Skippers, Va 23879
Hours: Mon – Fri 8-6pm, Sat 9-4pm
Tel: 1-800-643-1695
goodearthpeanuts.com

US: Hickory, North Carolina – 80,000 sq ft of Showrooms

The Hickory Furniture Mart in NC is not to be missed if you’re into outlet shopping and furniture. With 4 floors of marts and 80,000 sq ft of showrooms, you can easily spend 3 days roaming through here.

80,000 sq ft of Showrooms

US: Hickory, North Carolina – Denim Couch

What a useful couch! It’s made of denim, and each end has 4 large storage pockets. We found this at the Hickory Furniture Mart in NC.

Denim Couch

US: Hickory, North Carolina – Furniture Mart

The Hickory Furniture Mart in NC is not to be missed if you’re into outlet shopping and furniture. With 4 floors of marts and 80,000 sq ft of showrooms, you can easily spend 3 days roaming through here.

Hickory Furniture Mart