Don’t let the name fool you – ‘Virginia’ peanuts are the most common variety of peanuts grown in North Carolina, and they’ve long been an important staple of the state’s agriculture.

Watch below to see how our peanuts get from the harvest field to the baseball field – one of the many places they’ve been enjoyed for generations.

Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.