Stalled baseball season means massive peanut backlog
That hallowed summer tradition of long, sweaty evenings at the baseball diamond is likely on pause for the year—and with baseball goes peanuts, The New York Times reports. Farmers harvested their crops back in October, then sent them to roasters for finishing. Now, those peanuts are all dressed up with no place to go, and the National Peanut Board is scrambling to offload them onto grocery stores, dreaming up various promotions (free peanuts!) and hoping squirrel restaurants continue to flourish. Legume, legume, legume … for the home team.