Peanut butter food from heaven

Grant McGee: Local columnist I was chatting with some folks the other day when one of our area’s unique food specialties came up: The Peanut Butter Milkshake. Well, I think it’s unique anyway. Have you heard of a peanut butter milkshake anywhere else in these United States? Well maybe you have, but with all the […]

Peanut harvest up, early

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Argen Duncan The peanut harvest this year has brought in higher-than-normal yields and good-quality nuts, farmers and processors are saying. The recent lack of rain has also put the harvest on track to finish early. Roosevelt County farmer Craig Breshears estimated he was harvesting 10 percent to 15 percent more peanuts this year. He said […]

Peanut Valley festival may feature petting zoo

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PNT Staff Fifty craft booths. Eight food vendors. Maybe even a petting zoo and kiddy train. The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival is featuring all those things, plus a few information tables and fundraisers, during its two-day run this weekend at Eastern New Mexico University, said Britnie Burds, Campus Life graduate assistant working with the […]

Peanut Valley Festival upcoming

The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the next day in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. The festival will feature more than 50 craft booths and a variety of food vendors, according to a news release from ENMU. A […]

Peanut prices up

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Retail costs for peanut products from this area are going up this year, due to processors paying more for the nuts. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer said the company’s contracts with farmers for Valencia peanuts set the price about $50 higher per ton than last year, one of the […]

My Turn: The non-confrontational taste of peanut butter

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer I’ll eat (almost) any food once. So, when I collected interesting suggestions for “beyond jelly” peanut butter sandwiches, I tried most. And took notes. (I know you’re laughing at me.) I concluded that peanut butter has a non-confrontational taste, so to speak. With other flavors, its taste either disappears […]

Growers: Peanut harvest slightly above average

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With the harvest about halfway there, this year’s peanut crop is good to average, according to people in the know. The harvest began in September and most peanuts are expected to be in before Thanksgiving. “I’ve seen worse, I’ve seen better,” Leonard Stanton, plant manager for Portales Select Peanut […]

Hand crafts featured at peanut festival

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University celebrated a little legume that has a large impact on Roosevelt County and much of eastern New Mexico. The 36th Peanut Valley Festival Saturday featured arts and craft vendors from across the region and west Texas. Sandy Anthony-Beaty of Portales has been coming out to […]

Ticket feature: Peanuts, crafts highlight of Peanut Festival

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Peanuts and crafts will take over Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom Saturday and Sunday at the 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. The event, sponsored by the university, is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Caitlin Medlicott, festival coordinator, said the event includes crafts, food and games […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.