NASCAR GA Peanut Partnership and Plant Demand Grows
**In conjunction with the beginning of the NASCAR weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Be Your Own Hero Foundation partnered with Front Row Motorsports’ NASCAR Cup Series driver Anthony Alfredo to give back to the local community.
According to www.agfax.com, Canine Assistants, a non-profit dedicated to educating people and dogs to enhance each other’s lives, received 1,440 sixteen-ounce jars of creamy peanut butter, courtesy of the Georgia Peanut Commission.
**With people staying closer to home during the pandemic, more have taken up gardening, and that’s brought new demand to plants.
Nursery operators say they may run low on inventory this spring as a result of the sales surge, which caused some to sell plants last year that they’d planned to save for this year.
Edible plants remain popular, with nursery owners reporting strong customer interest in herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.
**The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee have announced the pack date for the 2021 season is April 19th.
www.morningagclips.com reports the organizations are also celebrating the 35th anniversary of legislation that helped to make Vidalia onions beloved by millions across the country.
A rite of spring, the pack date announcement means shoppers will soon be able to purchase Vidalia onions, which are only available for a limited time each year.