Presidential Tastebuds – Peanut Farmers for President Part 2

Peanut Butter Lovers Month at

Yesterday we talked about Thomas Jefferson, the first peanut farmer elected president in 1801.  Today we fast-forward to 1971 to meet the next presidential peanut farmer.

1971 – Jimmy Carter

You probably remember the election campaign cartoons for Jimmy Carter—the illustrious peanut farmer.

From selling peanuts on the town street at the age of five to managing and cultivating a successful peanut farm before his presidency, President Carter linked his name with this favorite legume.  During his presidential campaign, the popularity of peanuts increased greatly as all kinds of peanut memorabilia (including necklaces and charm bracelets) were created.

If you want to taste a little history this Thanksgiving (and honor Peanut Butter Lovers Month as well), you might try this delicious chocolate peanut butter dessert in honor of President Jimmy Carter.


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