Story: Hardy Farms has been a family owned business since 1935. From supermarkets to roadside stands, Hardy Farms has been turning out the finest peanuts around. Hardy Farms uses only the finest & freshest peanuts available. Their longstanding reputation for quality has made their peanuts some of the most popular in the southeast! They pick their peanuts daily, then clean, process and package them just for you, allowing you to take them from the bag directly to the pot! They will even cook them using their proven method of boiling and ship them to you ready to enjoy!
Where to Buy: Hardy Farms processes and ships fresh Green and Boiled Peanuts to Publix, Kroger, Harveys, and Winn Dixie Supermarket Distribution Centers throughout the Southeast region of the United States. They also ship mail orders via www.hardyfarmspeanuts.com. Hardy Farms also currently deploys 30 Hardy Farms Peanut stands throughout Central Georgia. Those stands are open around the first of August through the end of November depending on the weather. Keep an eye out!
The Story: Del Ferguson has run Hunter Cattle Company since 2003 with his wife, Debra, their youngest son, Hunter, their oldest son, Anthony, and daughter, Kristan, who also live and work on the farm with families of their own. For Ferguson, who was raised on a small family farm in Appling County, Georgia, Hunter Cattle Company represents the realization of a lifelong dream. After 25 years of operating his own business in the Savannah area, Ferguson, along with his family, began the farm with the goal of raising quality animals. “We try to do it like it was a hundred years ago,” says Ferguson, who was inspired to pursue an all-natural, grass-fed, free-range approach to farming after his wife read about the health benefits associated with eating meat from naturally raised animals. Hunter Cattle Company operates under the guidelines of the American Grassfed Association and the organization Animal Welfare Approved. Under these guidelines, all the animals on the farm—pigs, chickens, cows, or even the turkeys currently being raised for Thanksgiving—receive no growth hormones, antibiotics or processed grains, and are free to move throughout the pasture.