Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Peanut?

The peanut or groundnut

(Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the legume family Fabaceae native to South America. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing to 30 to 50 cm (one to one and a half feet) tall.The leaves are alternate, pinnate with four leaflets (two opposite pairs; no terminal leaflet), each leaflet 1 to 7 cm (1/3 to 2.75 inches) long and 1 to 3 cm (1/3 to 1 inch) broad. The flowers are a typical peaflower in shape, 2 to 4 cm (3/4 to one and a half inches) across, yellow with reddish veining. After pollination, the fruit develops into a legume 3 to 7 cm (1 to 2 inches) long containing 2 to 3 (rarely 1 or 4) seeds, which forces its way underground to mature.

Although a nut in the culinary sense, in the botanical sense the fruit of the peanut is a woody, indehiscent legume or pod and not technically a nut.

Peanuts are also known as earthnuts, goobers, goober peas, pindas, jack nuts, pinders, manila nuts and monkey nuts (the last of these is often used to mean the entire pod, not just the seeds).

How do you ship Hardy Farms Peanuts?

We ship to anywhere in the continental USA!

Because peanuts are perishable, they need to arrive to you within 2 days. The distance you are from our Georgia plant will determine if the peanuts can be shipped UPS Ground, UPS Second Day Air, UPS Next Day Air, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Next Day Air, or USPS Express.

This assures your order will arrive in the freshest condition possible. To prevent our product from staying in the shipping warehouse over the weekend, and to ensure the freshest condition possible, all fresh green and boiled peanuts shipments leave our warehouse on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for all express and ground packages.

How long does delivery take?

Within 2 days from the day the package is shipped.

We ship to anywhere in the continental USA!

Because peanuts are perishable, they need to arrive to you within 2 days. The distance you are from our Georgia plant will determine if the peanuts can be shipped UPS Ground, UPS second day air, UPs next day air, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx next day air, or USPS Express..

This assures your order will arrive in the freshest condition possible. To prevent our product from staying in the shipping warehouse over the weekend, and to ensure the freshest condition possible, all fresh green and boiled peanuts shipments leave our warehouse on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for all express and ground packages.

How far away do you ship green and boiled peanuts?

We ship to anywhere in the continental USA!

Because peanuts are perishable, they need to arrive to you within 2 days. The distance you are from our Georgia plant will determine if the peanuts can be shipped UPS Ground, UPS second day air, UPs next day air, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx next day air, or USPS Express.

This assures your order will arrive in the freshest condition possible.

To prevent our product from staying in the shipping warehouse over the weekend, and to ensure the freshest condition possible, all fresh green and boiled peanuts shipments leave our warehouse on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for all express and ground packages.

Contact our office if you would like a special shipping quote to Hawaii or Alaska.

When do we harvest our peanuts?

We harvest our fresh green peanuts from August through October every year.

What is the difference between ga Jumbo and ga runner green peanuts?

A: Size is the biggest difference... Jumbo are much bigger than Runners. Jumbos are usually used in roasting. Runners are a little sweeter and traditionally used in peanut butter and candy.

Q: Is one preferred over the other for boiling?
A: They both work well. But, most of our locals like the smaller slightly sweeter runners.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How do I order Hardy Farms peanuts and products?

Buy your green and boiled peanuts Online!
... or Call us at: 1-888-368-NUTS

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, checks and money orders.

Q: Is one preferred over the other for boiling?
A: They both work well. But, most of our locals like the smaller slightly sweeter runners.

How do I boil my Hardy Farms fresh green peanuts?

This is the basic recipe. You can increase the ingredients as needed according to how many pounds of peanuts you have to cook.

Add 5lbs green peanuts and 2/3 cup salt to 1 gallon water. Boil on medium heat for 1 ½ hours. After cooking, allow peanuts to sit in brine for added salt flavor. Drain and eat, or refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

How do I eat a boiled peanut?

This is a tough question - but here goes.

There are two kinds of boiled peanut eaters.

The first kind crack the hull with their fingers and then suck the salt water out and pick the peanut from the hull.

The second kind place the peanut, hull & all, into their mouth to suck the salt water out. They then either crack the hull with their teeth to remove the peanuts or they crack the hull with their fingers then remove the peanuts.

Either method is socially acceptable – as long as you do not eat the hull.

How do I reheat my fresh green boiled peanuts?

There are two easy ways to reheat your boiled peanuts:
Microwave – place the bag in the microwave for approximately 1 minute until they are hot. You can also heat them in the microwave in a covered container.

Stovetop –  Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Pour in your Hardy Farms Boiled Peanuts. Heat for about 5 minutes. If you want your peanuts to taste a little saltier, add 2T salt to the boiling water before you add your peanuts. Drain & Enjoy!

How do I store my fresh green boiled peanuts?

If you are going to eat your Hardy Farms Fresh Green Boiled Peanuts fairly quickly upon their arrival, they will be fine sealed and stored in the refrigerator at 40 degrees F.

Boiled peanuts stay fresh in the refrigerator approximately 10 days once they are boiled.

Hardy Farms boiled peanuts can also be sealed and stored in the freezer to be saved (and savored) at a later date.

What makes green peanuts different from raw peanuts?

The level of moisture inside the peanut is the basic difference between green & raw peanuts. Green peanuts have a higher water content so they must be refrigerated upon harvesting to maintain their freshness. Raw peanuts are air dried to lower the water content – this makes raw peanuts less perishable.

We do not recommend freezing green peanuts before cooking. After the green peanuts are boiled, they freeze well.

What are green peanuts?

Green peanuts are peanuts fresh from the field. They are harvested daily, to ensure the freshest quality, and shipped to you for cooking.

We offer Hardy Farms (straight from the field) FRESH GREEN PEANUTS from August through October.

Our BOILED PEANUTS are available year-round.

Can I order by phone?

Yes! Just call us at 1-888-368-NUTS (6887)

Is this website secure?

We use the latest in website security. You can buy with confidence here! During the checkout you will see a yellow lock icon in your browser.

We will never sell or give out your personal data.

You can trust the Hardy Farms family.