By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Peanut industry generated more than $2 billion in Georgia in 2009.
Saturday it was cause for celebration in Sylvester. They hold claim of being the Peanut Capitol of the World, and hosted the 2010 Georgia Peanut festival.
They had them boiled, fried, and roasted for festival goers to sample. We asked some people how they liked their peanuts.
"I was born and raised in Sylvester, grew up around peanuts my entire life, boiled peanuts are definitely my favorite," said Jessica Davis, Peanut Lover.
"I was born and raised eating peanut butter, I still eat it every chance I get," said Joe Malinowski, Peter Pan.
This was the 47th year of the Peanut Festival.
Last year Worth County fell behind as the number one peanut producing county. Decatur was first, followed by Worth, Early, Miller, and Dooly Counties.
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