Watch Virginia’s ‘Peanut Story’ this weekend
Published 7:05 pm Friday, November 15, 2019
WHRO will air the documentary “The Virginia Peanut Story” on television this weekend, both on Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening. The Saturday broadcast will begin at 4 p.m. and the Sunday broadcast at 7 p.m.
“The Virginia Peanut Story” is the culmination of six years’ worth of interviews and filming. Producer Amy Drewry worked with Western Tidewater Virginia Heritage Inc. on the 57-minute documentary, and it was produced with support from Virginia Humanities and other local and regional foundations, businesses and individuals.
“The film follows the peanut from its origins in South America to Africa and on to the Virginia Colony,” according to a Windsor Weekly article. “The story takes the legume from being a lowly food grown for home use to being the basis for big businesses in our region.”
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This story features George Washington Carver, gourmet peanut shops in Southampton County and Wakefield, and Amedeo Obici, the Italian immigrant that made his mark in the business with Planters Peanuts.
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