Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Bankers Association and Queensborough have joined forces to promote the 47th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week Oct. 16-20, 2023. The week is a tribute to Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.
The 2023 theme, “Counting on Georgia Peanuts” showcases the affordable and nutritious peanut. Recent research studies indicate and highlight that regularly eating peanuts can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Individuals can reap these benefits by taking one daily ounce (about a handful) of peanuts or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
“We’re excited to continue Georgia Peanut Bank Week for the forty-seventh year and salute peanut farmers and the nutritional benefits of peanuts,” says Joe Boddiford, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “This promotion is a great way to highlight all peanuts have to offer our communities across the state.”
This annual promotion takes place during an opportune time of the year: peanut harvest. In 2022, Georgia peanuts were planted on more than 680,000 acres throughout Georgia and accounted for 52 percent of peanut production in the United States. Peanuts were planted in 77 of Georgia’s 159 counties with an average yield of more than 4,250 pounds per acre.
Swing by any of our 27 locations during Georgia Peanut Bank Week. We’d love to share a bag of Georgia peanuts with you!