March 1st the the National Peanut Butter Lovers Day
So whichever way you prefer your PB, crunchy or creamy, celebrate away!
Peanut butter is a wonderful versatile product that is environmentally friendly, sustainable sounds, and all around great for your health! We should celebrate this product by supporting companies and manufactures who think like we do and treat peanut butter and peanut butter consumers with the highest respect and care! So indulge in this great food in any ways you can think of, then share you story and spread the love!
Peanut butter has spread across the globe, and it is starting to make an impact in some pretty interesting place. Look at my HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE page to find out more about peanut butter in different continents are places around the globe!
But thinking outside of the jar, does not just mean across boarders and trade lines, but literally how peanut butter is being used. Peanut butter is often used as an art ilstalation in the museum boijmans exhibits by van beuningen.
This particular exhibit used 2000 jars of peanut butter to create. Not very sustainable, but I bet is sure smelled good! Unfortunately a rather clueless museum goer walked over the peanut butter floor and damaged the installation..
What can you think to do with your peanut butter? Or where have you found it, or not found it around the world? Leave a comment!
From the Aztecs to George Washington Carver to $800 million dollars, the peanut industry has evolved a great deal! It has a very interesting history, and its growth into the modern day industry is quite amazing! Check out my INDUSTRY PAGE to find out more about the evolution of peanut butter, and facts about modern consumption!
So peanut butter may just be ground up peanut with a touch of salt and oil, but how is it really made? Did you know that peanut butter does not actually come from a nut…..but a legume!? If not it would be a great idea to check out my HOW ITS MADE page and refresh all of you peanut growing, shelling, roasting, grinding, blending, packaging, shipping, purchasing, and eating knowledge!
Now that you know that the best way to go is local, close to home, even your next door neighbor, for all you peanut butter needs, the first step is to find them! There are many resources online that will help you locate retailers of pant butter, but sometimes finding the actual farm can be tough!
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a wonderful resource to find specific local farmers in RhodeIsland. They have interactive maps and profile of hundreds of farmers in the state! Check out the Virginia Spanish Peanut Co. for a great example of local peanut production! You can also go to my Rhode Island Peanut Butter Page to get more information on farms, producers, and organizations supporting peanut butter throughout our state!