Monday, January 13, 2014

The Peanut Patch

Yuma, AZ  High 77  Low 51

This is what I see every morning when I look out the window by my chair. Just incredible.


Friday morning Toni, Doug, and Dianna joined us on a tour of The Peanut Patch. Was not what I expected.


 P1070593The Peanut Patch started after WWII when the Didier’s homesteaded the property. The Didier’s decided that peanuts would be a good crop to grow here in Yuma and in 1977 they opened their store to sell their homemade peanut butter and peanuts to the public. In the mid 1990’s a white fly infestation destroyed the peanut crop, and they no longer raise any peanuts here in this area.


The “tour” was simply the owner showing us pictures and telling us some of the history of the Didier’s and how peanuts are grown. She did grind some peanuts and we all got to taste fresh peanut butter with no additives. Pretty tasty.


Did you know that peanuts are a vegetable? They are a legume. So grab a handful of peanuts the next time someone tells you to eat more veggies.



Then we were shown where they make their peanut brittle and some of the other items they sell in the store.


Their peanut brittle is fantastic as well as their fudge.


After the “tour”, Toni and Doug headed to the swap meet and we stopped at a produce stand to get Jim some good tomatoes.




Friday afternoon this guy came to visit.



  1. We will attest to the fact that the peanut butter is delicious. And the brittle and the fudge too ;). We are trying to use our peanut butter sparely. Well, I am trying, not so much Doug.

  2. I am sure that home made Peanut butter tastes delicious.

  3. Peanuts are a great way to get your veggies.

  4. Peanut butter is a staple in our home. Can't live without it. I have to take this tour, I've never had freshly made PB, now I'm drooling for some!

  5. Fresh ground peanut butter would be so great! No sugar added plus all the other "stuff"

    Looks like you had a great time. Rain here today....Yuck.

  6. Your sunrise is gorgeous Sandie and I'd love some of that peanut brittle.

  7. I could go for some peanut brittle after reading your blog!

  8. We've all been to lots of places that didn't turn out to be what we expected but I usually find something to enjoy there anyway. Glad you did, too.

  9. Wow, I am going to start eating more veggies...peanut butter pie, peanut butter fudge, peanut butter brownies... YUM!!

  10. I would have expected the plants themselves but I love peanut butter. The tour would be worth it for peanut butter fudge ... if they had that!

  11. Yum....did you say fudge? We will be in Yuma next month....thanks for the post!

  12. Sounds interesting, even if they don't grow the peanuts there any more... nice tour!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  13. Also a source of protein.. I grind my own peanuts into peanut better at our local Fred Meyers (Kroeger) store.

  14. Very interesting and love the sunrise! Sounds like you sure are having a good time.

  15. I much prefer natural peanut butter to the more commercial brands. If & whenever I have to eat a common brand of peanut butter I can really taste the salt in it. Two thumbs up for the real stuff:))

  16. ohhhhh love peanut brittle but it doesn't like me worth a patoo ... fun day! glad y'all are feeling good


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