Peanuts for more than two decades!
For more than two decades, families and friends have come from miles around for the fresh roasted peanuts and specialty products at Picard’s Peanuts.
The home of the Canadian peanut, Picard’s is owned and operated by the Picard family who pioneered the first commercial shelling plant in Canada. Processing over a million pounds of quality Jumbo Cocktail, Extra Fancy Virginia, Spanish and Ontario grown Valencia peanuts. Jim Picard Sr. knows how to grow the finest peanuts in the country.
Peanut seeds are planted in May and by June small yellow flowers can be seen signalling a bountiful crop. The plants may be irrigated to reduce stress and encourage secondary flowering and peg setting. Yes, peanuts start to grow from the pollinated flowers above the ground attached to pegs that penetrate the soil and form the peanut underground. In late September, mature plants are dug up and left in the sun to partially dry. Combines pick up the sun-dried peanuts and remove them from their vines. Peanuts are washed, sorted and placed in wagons to be dried for storage. When completely dry the peanuts are graded and placed in cold storage until they are ready to be processed. Our peanuts are roasted weekly in order to deliver the freshest taste in every bite.