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Peanuts grown organically
Bulloch's Healthy Hollow Farms uses no chemicals
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A group of more than 30 attending the 14th annual Georgia Organics Conference held this year in Savannah - listen to Jimmy Hayes discuss his farm. - photo by JEFF HARRISON/staff
The nation’s preeminent peanut-producing state was home to only 20 acres of USDA-certified organically-grown peanuts in 2010. That 20-acre tract of land, and every roasted, boiled, salted or crushed peanut it produced, belonged to just one Georgia farm at the forefront an expanding food market. The sole farm leading a charge toward growing organic nuts wasn’t an industrial behemoth from the peanut-rich plains of the southwest portion of the state, but a 600-acre, family-maintained operation near the banks of the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County.
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