The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

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What Will Happen To All Of The Ballpark Peanuts?

Without fans in the stands at MLB baseball games this year, what is going to happen to all of the peanuts?

Most stadiums already shelled out the purchase cost of the bagged ballpark staple, but with a season that potentially plans to limit fans and patrons, the future of food at stadiums appears to be crushed.

Most of the crops that were harvested ahead of the 2020 season, have already been ordered, shipped and stored by roasters.

Hampton Farms is the country's top brand of in-shell peanuts that roasts and packages peanuts for 28 of MLB's 30 teams. Now they are stuck with all of that product!

The chief executive officer of the National Peanut Board, Bob Parker said the influx of unsold in-shell peanuts at ballparks is "going to be a problem.''

"You can put them in cold storage for a while and hope things will resume, but it doesn't look so promising,'' he said.

The peanut board has reportedly started to consider promotions that would give away free bags of in-shell peanuts to lure back in stadium goers relegated to their homes, to help create the nostalgia of an at-the-game experience.

Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...

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