Horse-drawn harvester is used to pull peanut plants up from the ground, c. 1930
Central Florida Peanut Festival
First held in Williston, Florida, in 1988, the
Central Florida Peanut Festival was designed by Reba Greene as a
day of fun and learning for Floridians. Featured in all its
versatility is the peanut, and it is served in many manifestations
at the Festival: raw, roasted, fried, boiled, candied, chip coated,
Cajun-style, hot, ranch, garlic, peanut butter, peanut oil, peanut
brittle, peanut pies, peanut ice cream, milk, cheese, flour, and
Originally submitted by: Karen L. Thurman, Representative (5th District).
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