Want more energy? Want to lose weight? Want to lower your cholesterol? How about improving your heart health or your overall well-being? Listen as one third generation family owner, Marshall Rabil, discusses Hubbard Peanut Company, the benefits of peanuts for a healthy lifestyle, and why he loves Hubs!
Hubs single-serve packs of peanuts are perfect for people on the go. Naturally filled with protein, antioxidants, fiber, arginine, and other nutrients, Hubs will help fuel your day! Recent studies are proving the specific benefits of eating peanuts as opposed to more expensive nuts. Hubs are are naturally cholesterol and gluten free and they have been NonGmo verified. What better way to take care of yourself than by putting Hubs power in your pack?
This month, Tony and Deloris have each reached a special milestone for loyal service at Hubbard Peanut Company. These two have been onboard and an integral part of our team since the olden days…before credit cards and computers. They both began as seasonal employees and even remember times when freshly cooked Hubs peanuts were hauled into cold storage to maintain freshness….before the invention of oxygen scavengers that allowed vacuum sealed packaging. Tony and Deloris are solid managers who oversee critical areas of our operations. We count on them to help make sure Hubs peanuts meet your expectations when they arrive at your destination. Also importantly, these two are outstanding individuals who have been exceptional role models for many others here at Hubbard Peanut Company.
Twenty-five years is traditionally recognized with a luncheon and a gift for each year of consecutive full time service. Last Friday, with beautiful autumn skies and perfect seasonal temperatures, we had Nothin “Butt” Fun Catering on the grounds here at Hubbard Peanut Company. Recognizing Tony and Deloris was a great way to kick off our 60th year of cooking Hubs for the holidays. We certainly appreciate the time they have given us.
No, our Hubs employee picnic this year was not in the South Pacific….but we did manage to find a few travel souvenirs and a little treasure along the way. Our team gathered on a beautiful Wednesday morning at the Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, VA for games, contests, good food, and relaxation. The highlight this year was the scavenger hunt which yielded the result pictured here. Five teams organized themselves, spread out over 100 acres, and moved from clue to clue until one member of each group returned to the home base fully dressed in special island attire. What good sports we have working with us at Hubbard Peanut Company! Equally impressive were those who participated in the ‘minute to win it’ contests for their teams. When a co-worker steps up to try unusual and somewhat embarrassing activities on behalf of his or her team, a new level of respect is garnered.
Our main goal for the day is to have fun but hopefully we are also able to convey how integrally important each member of our team is. To win, it takes a lot of support and encouragement from everyone, as well as talent, drive, and enthusiasm. Sometimes, luck is involved, but planning is important, too.
From the moment an order is placed until Hubs are successfully delivered to your door, a member of our Hubs team has a key role to play. At the end of the day, when we have worked together, the result is more than just peanuts!
Virginia. The Commonwealth. The Old Dominion. When I think of my home state, my mind’s eye wanders to the beauty of the ocean, the capes, and the Chesapeake Bay. I am then carried up the James through the rapids of the piedmont and into the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is impossible to think of the sea and the land of Virginia, this Commonwealth of ours, without dwelling next upon the nourishment and goodness of bounty that it provides.
Last week, I was fortunate enough to experience the sheer succulence of The Old Dominion at a Southern Foodways Alliance fundraising event that was held on the banks of the Nansemond River. Overlooking the winding estuary, a feast of raw and roasted Eastern Shore and wild Lynnhaven oysters shared the spotlight with aged Surry country ham, lamb raised in the Shenandoah, wood fired and slow cooked barbecue, Virginia wines, craft brews, and happy for me….Hubs peanuts. Other chef-inspired signature hors d’oeuvres were freely passed. Alas the aforementioned were only the starters for the afternoon!
What followed for guests, most of whom were there to simply experience good food, was a tented family style supper prepared by chefs representing a cross section of southern heritage. A fresh and delightful assortment of greens, roasted vegetables, and goat cheese were served on hewn cross sections of oak. Local soft shelled crabs set atop creamy grits were front and center and were then anchored by fat links of goat kielbasa. Naturally, each course was paired with an appropriate Virginia wine. Pungo strawberry shortcake, swirled in an old fashioned jelly jar, punctuated the meal and the glorious evening as the sun set on the surrounding marshlands.
Harper Bradshaw of Harper’s Table , his well trained and talented staff, his family and friends worked hard to please and did not fail. John T. Edge, writer, critic, and the Executive Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance was guest of honor for the event, the purpose of which was to highlight the very basics of our culture and to raise money to capture the history of southern cuisine. Pork, seafood, peanuts, and wines were the essential stars of the day, though the talent of creative chefs transformed our basic local Virginia traditions into exciting innovations . Hopefully, we affirmed for John T. that Virginia is still Southern and that our style is a heritage that needs to be documented along with that of our sister states of the deeper south. There really could be no denying it on that afternoon in Suffolk, Virginia but if he had any question, our own locally acclaimed food critic, Lorraine Eaton, and the entourage of chefs assembled from around the Commonwealth set the record straight.
March is National Peanut Month and the perfect time to learn about the powerful health benefits of Hubs peanuts. At Hubbard Peanut Company, we are very proud to produce a product that is nutritionally positive and fun to eat, too. You may learn much more about these fascinating “ground peas” through the National Peanut Board and the American Peanut Council. Our own webpages provide a wealth of information about these luscious legumes too.
Through a wide variety of studies, science suggests that peanuts help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Several of these studies are posted on our website under the ‘Extra Extra’ feature on our homepage if you would like to learn more.
Peanuts proudly stand strong when their nutritional values are compared to several other popular tree nuts. They have less fat and fewer calories than walnuts and almonds. Peanuts also have more protein than walnuts, cashews, and almonds.
What’s not to love about our favorite legumes? The bottom line is that eating a daily dose of peanuts is good for you and may actually help you live a longer and higher quality life. We’ve been saying it for years; Eat Hubs, Eat Healthy!