It’s harvest time in Southeast Virginia peanut country. You can smell it in the air — the mineral scent of diggers turning sandy soil, hay-scented vines, roasting peanuts. Commercial peanut growing started here, in this hot sandy soil, nearly 175 years ago. Virginia’s jumbo peanuts, the Cadillac of ground nuts, are a true local food worthy of a visit to a seven-county area south of the James River.

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