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Virginia's Finest: Maple Syrup

You’ve probably never heard of Canada’s Worst Nightmare Maple Syrup. It isn’t sold in stores, but it was our first introduction to maple sugaring. Tucked into a hillside in Norwich, Vermont, our son-in-law, Graham, built a sugar shack a few years ago to share the joys of maple sugaring season with his children. Canada’s Worst Nightmare won’t be starting any trade wars. The small operation produces 40-60 gallons annually, and every drop is given to friends and families. Friends and family gather around the sugar shack and everyone lends a hand. Sap buckets are gathered, wood is split, the fire is stoked, and pancakes are flipped on the griddle as children drink warm syrup from the tap. After sugaring with...

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5 Reasons to Buy Virginia Peanuts

1. Size If super extra large jumbo peanuts sounds like a funny term to you, wait until you get your hands on them. Virginia peanut growers have high standards! Typically only the largest 2-3% of the crop meets the criteria each year. 2. Crunch Virginia peanuts are typically (ours are!) roasted in small batches by hand until the perfect crunchy texture is achieved.  3. Consistency Too much salt, oil, and roasting ruins the natural consistency of a peanut. Virginia peanut roasters take care and pride in this process by roasting in small batches, using pure peanut oil and just enough salt to achieve a perfect balance. 4. Flavor Once you've tried Virginia peanuts, it's hard to eat anything else. They're so fresh and delicious!...

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Welcome to Virginia Made's online store!

The Virginia Made Shop, located in Staunton, Virginia, has been in business since the mid-80s.  Take exit 222 off I-81 and you'll find our store, right beside Rowe's Restaurant and Cracker Barrel, in the very heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  For over 30 years, we've been more than just a locally owned business.  We sell products grown, crafted, written, printed, pressed, woven, thrown, painted, and more, all within the state lines of Virginia.  For nearly 30 years, we've loved folks opening our doors and discovering the many wonderful products we offer.   Today, we're excited to make a few of those products available online, starting with Virginia Peanuts, a customer favorite.  We hope to expand our offerings in the future,...

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