Hubs Highlights

  • Shocking Truth About Virginia's Peanuts by Don Harrison

    Thursday, 17 November 2022
    "An old-school farming method returns...and yields spectacular results. The world's oldest peanut looks puny and unassuming as it rests in a display case at the Isle of Wight County Museum in Smithfield. The man who harvested it, Pembroke D. Gwaltney Sr., wrote "1890" on the smoothest side and saved it as a promotional tool for his business, one of Virginia's earliest peanut processing...
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  • Steel Magnolias Podcast - Virginia is for Peanuts

    Wednesday, 16 November 2022
    On today's episode, we got to speak with Marshall Rabil, of Virginia-based, female and family-owned Hubbard Peanut Company, aka HUBS. Many years ago, in the small Virginia crossroads village of Sedley, Dot Hubbard developed a unique way to cook the Virginia peanuts grown on her father's farm. She diligently used only the finest peanuts from the local harvest. Read More on...
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  • Interview with Taste Radio Podcast

    Tuesday, 15 November 2022
    "Interview: Marshall Rabil, Co-Owner, Hubs - Rabil met with Taste Radio editor Ray Latif at BevNET headquarters in Newton, where they riffed on the seafood scene in Massachusetts and Virginia before discussing the origins of the peanut industry in the U.S. and how Hubs has become the standard bearer for specialty peanuts. Rabil also spoke about the company's evolving retail strategy, how new...
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  • With flavors old and new, Hubs Peanuts are good for you, the earth and the community

    Monday, 8 November 2021
    "Female entrepreneurship was rare in the 1950s when Dot Hubbard became the pioneer of her craft. It all started as a labor of love. Dot, a mother of four and schoolteacher in Sedley, Virginia, enjoyed hand-picking the biggest peanuts she could find on her father's farm, blister-frying them in her own kitchen and then gifting them to friends. "Her friends loved them and started requesting...
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  • Harvesting the Vine to Feed People Now

    Wednesday, 6 October 2021
    "Harvest The Vine was a well-attended collaborative charity event held Saturday evening, Oct. 2, at The Hubs Vine to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and to also let people know how the Foodbook is feeding people now by "harvesting" The Hubs Vine." Read More on Tidewater » - Harvesting the Vine to Feed People Now  
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  • How a Third-Generation Entrepreneur Is Helping his Family's Peanut Business Grow and Adapt for the Future

    June 2021
    "As a leader of his family's business, the Hubbard Peanut Company (also known as Hubs), Marshall Rabil recently introduced a new product that not only supports a small farmer but delivers a unique product to the consumer. Hubs Single Origin Redskin Peanuts were sold exclusively on the Hubs website and quickly sold out." Read More on » - How a...
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  • Money Game: For today's pros, corporate sponsorships go way beyond dollars and cents

    Wednesday, 10 February 2021
    "Hubs Peanuts -- that's a different story. The premium peanut producer (a tin costs about $25) has its logo on three-time mini-tour winner Mark "Hubbs" Hubbard's left sleeve. It happened after Marshall Rabil, a third-generation owner of the nut company, DM'ed Hubbard on Instagram." Read More on » - Money Game: For today's pros, corporate sponsorships go way beyond dollars...
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  • Meet the Makers: Hubs Peanuts

    Tuesday, 5 January 2021
    "The small town of Sedley is in the coastal plain of Virginia, about an hour's drive from Virginia Beach. With loamy soil and a humid climate, it's prime for peanut farming. In midsummer, tiny yellow flowers blossom on peanut vines, putting down root-like pegs in the soil where legumes grow. Many refer to the area as "peanut country." Hubs Peanuts--best known for their jumbo-sized Virginia...
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  • The Hubs Vine brings famous peanuts, local products to Franklin

    Tuesday, 9 September 2020
    Watch Now - WTKR Norfolks, VA The Hubs Vine brings famous peanuts, local products to Franklin  
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  • New Endorsement Deal with PGA Tour Pro Mark Hubbard

    Tuesday, 18 August 2020
    Read More on » - PGA Tour Pro Mark Hubbard Owes His Last Name For New Endorsement Deal  
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  • Hubs wins Hampton Roads Chamber 2020 Small Business of the Year

    Monday, 20 July 2020
    "The Hampton Roads Chamber hosted the 2020 Small Business of the Year luncheon on July 16 in the Chesapeake Convention Center. Six businesses from Hampton Roads were honored during the event for their outstanding contribution to the regional small business community. Hubbard Peanut Company (Hubs) was awarded the Western Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year prior to the luncheon. During the...
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  • Small Business of the Year - Hubbard Peanut Company

    Monday, 11 May 2020
    "Hubbard Peanut Co. may be a small, family-owned business in Sedley, population 470, but it is known for its gourmet high-end products that feature extra-large peanuts. "In Sedley, we've always been off the beaten path," said Marshall Rabil, director of sales and marketing. "It's amazing how many people will pilgrimage here annually. We're out here in the country, but it's quaint and a nice...
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  • Hubs Announces Expansion into Franklin

    Friday, 8 November 2019
    "Gourmet peanut company to invest $1.6M in new site" "Hubs, the gourmet peanut company based in Sedley, will expand operations into the building formerly used by Farm Fresh on Armory Drive. Lynne Rabil, president and CEO of Hubs, made the announcement during a ceremony on the company grounds in Sedley on Thursday afternoon." Read More on The Tidewater News » - UPDATE: Hubs...
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  • Dot Hubbard Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Peanut Council

    Thursday, 25 July 2019
    According to the American Peanut Council, Dorothy "Dot" Hubbard was a trailblazer in terms of popularizing a peanut product, but she was also a female entrepreneur in a time when that was rare. Dot Hubbard, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 76, was honored posthumously on June 24 at the 2019 USA Peanut Congress with the APC's Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mrs. Hubbard, who...
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  • Lynne Rabil's Interview with American Peanut Council

    Wednesday, 20 March 2019
    APC: How did Hubbard Peanut Company start? LR: After growing up in the depression and my dad serving during WWII and the Korean conflict, starting life was not easy for my parents and many others of their generation. Our mother was a school teacher but after I was born she decided not to return to teaching. Before long twins were on the way (born 18 months after I ) and she...
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