While peanuts have been grown in the U.S.A. for sometime, they were introduced to Canadian soil in 1982.
Peanuts are only grown in the southerly part of the Province of Ontario. With the decline in tobacco consumption in the 1980's and 1990's, Norfolk County farmers searched for an alternate cash crop to utilize their expertise and considerable existing capital investment.
The County possesses the right combination of sandy soil and temperate climate to produce a high quality crop.
Kernal Peanuts is the largest grower of peanuts in Canada.