Today’s Peanut Farmer Spotlight is Josh Davis of Chipley, Florida. Josh has been farming peanuts for 16 years and his favorite part of being a peanut farmer is picking them. When asked what his favorite way to eat peanuts was, Josh responded with “peanut butter straight out of the jar”.
We asked Josh what has been the most challenging part of peanut farming, and he responded with “This year getting them planted…sometimes it may be planting, spraying, picking, or getting the right price for them. Josh quoted his father, Sonny Davis, by saying that his dad recently used “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” from Forrest Gump to describe peanut farming this year.
Josh was asked for his prediction for this year’s peanut crop and he explained, “Well we’re always optimistic to having a really good year, we’re always positive…we’re optimistic for an exceptional year…maybe”.
We had so much fun visiting with Josh in the peanut field! Keep an eye out for our next Peanut Farmer Spotlight to be posted on our page in the upcoming weeks! 🥜🌱☀
Have YOU gotten your hands on Elmhurst’s peanut milk yet? If not, you are missing out on a delicious substitution to dairy milk and other milked nut products! Here are some nutrition facts about the newest milked nut craze on the market:
🔸130 calories per every 8 oz
🔸11 grams of HEALTHY fat
🔸6 grams of carbs
🔸5 grams of sugar (cane sugar = natural sugar)
🔸6 grams of protein (compared to 1 gram of protein in almond milk)
Did you also know that the best way to select healthy groceries is to always read the ingredients and make sure you can pronounce each ingredient and know exactly what each ingredient is? Another fun fact: the ingredients on products are listed in order of greatest to least amount of each ingredient in the product. Check out the 5 ingredients in peanut milk:
🥜natural flavors (product of roasting or compressing natural flavors from the peanuts)
Now that you are craving some peanut milk, here are some direct links to buy your new favorite milk ⬇
Our new intern for the summer is Mikaela Davis from Graceville, Florida. Mikaela is a senior Global Business major at Troy University and is interning with us to learn about the business side of agriculture and to gain experience in the field. Mikaela is getting married in November to her fiancé, Ashby, and is graduating from Troy in December. Mikaela is looking forward to a great summer here at FPPA, getting married and graduating, as well as moving back to Graceville after graduation to begin her career in agriculture business (and helping out on the family farm, of course).