If you’re not familiar with Hollis, Okla., here’s a little background information for you:
- It’s a small town in the very southwest corner of Oklahoma.
- It’s located about five miles from Texas.
- It’s home to Snider Farms, a family-owned business that makes some of the tastiest peanuts and peanut butter you’ll ever have.
Snider Farms cooks and flavors raw peanuts themselves. Their peanut butter is made from peanuts they cook and then grind, so it is always made fresh. For owners Jamie and Stephanie Snider, it is important that the peanuts are fresh because “there is nothing worse than a stale peanut!”
Here’s a look into how the Snider family got into the peanut business and what’s been cooking since then.
Meet the Producer: Snider Farms
How did you get into the peanut/peanut butter business?
There was a business in our hometown in Texas that sold flavored peanuts and peanut butter. I always thought it would be a fun thing to do since we farmed peanuts until 2007, but the timing never seemed to work out. In 2006, God said it was time so we just jumped in. We attended the seminar that OSU puts on and had a lot of help along the way. A lot of what we learned was through trial and error. Peanuts have been part of the Snider family for a long time and we like having a product that is good to eat and good for you.
Which Snider Farms product is your personal favorite and why?
I’m not sure I have just one personal favorite. I love the peanut butter, of course, but I also like several of the flavored peanuts. The best time to eat the peanuts, though, is right after they’re cooked and still warm – just plain!
What can we expect to see from Snider Farms in the future?
Just to keep making the best products we know how to make. We are very blessed to be able to do what we do and have the family involved in all aspects of Snider Farms, not just the peanut barn.
Snider Farms‘ flavor variety spans the spectrum for all taste buds. They have plain salted, of course, but also ranch, barbecue, pizza, jalapeno, nacho cheese, cajun, sour cream and onion, honey sweet, hot and cheesy and salty sweet. Peanuts are available individually or as sets (for that perfect gift!). Shop the full selection and grab a few to keep on-hand for a quick and easy snack!