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The Virginia Peanut Story (2019)

About the Film

The Virginia Peanut Story tells the rise and fall of the dominance of the Virginia/Carolina peanut industry. Aided by returning Union soldiers after the Civil War, railroads and tariffs, the peanut helped give rise to the golden age of agriculture. George Washington Carver & Amedeo Obici are both featured, as well as culinary historians Michael Twitty and Andrew Smith.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Amy Drewry, the distributor Rock Eagle Productions, Amy Drewry, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Amy Drewry
  • Produced by: Amy Drewry
  • Cinematographer: Eric Simon
  • Editor: Amy Drewry, Brandon Nance
  • Funding: Virginia Humanities, Birdsong Peanuts, Beazley Foundation, Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Assoc.,Farmer's Bank, Foundation for the Carolinas, Virginia Peanut Board
  • Original Format: AVCHD
  • © 2019, Amy Drewry
  • 58mins, Color
  • Categories:
    FoodwaysWorkAgricultureRegional CulturesRural Life