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"PEANUTS, Get your Fresh Roasted Peanuts!"

This week has been soooo cold.  What better way to warm up than being in the kitchen.  The students have been working hard for four weeks now with our micro-enterprise peanut project.
With our peanut harvest we have been shelling nuts by hand and elaborating delicious roasted peanuts and candied peanuts (beer nuts). We think we've got a really good recipe too!  Last week we bought an electric scale and a sealer machine, so our product is presentable and weights what we say it weighs!

We've been distributing to five local mini-markets here in town.  On Thursdays we replenish the stock.  So far, sales have been very good!  We're now working on designing our label, which will be ready next week.  Then we will reveal our new product name!

We are grateful that the students are so excited about this endeavor and that people love eating peanuts with yerba mate tea in the winer. 

Please pray with us that our nut sheller molds arrive (long, complicated story) in July so we can continue to process our peanuts at a faster rate.  The bottle neck in the process is definitely due to shelling by hand.

So, what do you prefer...salty or sweet peanuts?


  1. I love all kinds of peanuts, I kind of have to: my husband is a peanut farmer:) I love making this recipe ( and instead of maple flavoring, which you can't get in Paraguay, we use cinnamon. They turn out great:)
    I really hope your sheller comes soon, it's a lot of work shelling them by hand. God bless with your project!

  2. Wow thats all very very cool.
    lightly salted peanuts are what I prefer !

  3. wow! that's great. we love salt peanuts. we have TONS given to us in season. Love the big photo of your family at the top. beautiful!


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