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Horse-drawn harvester for peanuts, c. 1930
Horse-drawn harvester is used to pull peanut plants up from the ground, c. 1930

Central Florida Peanut Festival

First held in Williston, Florida, in 1988, the Central Florida Peanut Festival was designed by Reba Greene as a day of fun and learning for Floridians. Featured in all its versatility is the peanut, and it is served in many manifestations at the Festival: raw, roasted, fried, boiled, candied, chip coated, Cajun-style, hot, ranch, garlic, peanut butter, peanut oil, peanut brittle, peanut pies, peanut ice cream, milk, cheese, flour, and peanut coating.

Originally submitted by: Karen L. Thurman, Representative (5th District).



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