Information about Picard Peanuts locations, our company history & more
How can we help?
Welcome to Picard Peanuts, Ontario’s first and oldest peanut brand. If you have any questions about our business, you’ve come to the right place!
Check out some of our commonly asked questions below for some quick help with any inquiries you may have. If your question isn’t on the below list, simply reach out to us here and we’d be more than happen to answer it for you.
How long has Picard Peanuts been in business?
Since 1979, Picard Peanuts Ltd. has been a staple part of the Canadian peanut growing industry. We initiated the first commercial shelling plant in the Great White North. Owned and operated by Jim Picard Jr. and his family, the company is famous for producing the original Chip Nuts™ alongside over 150 other products. These include jumbo cocktail peanuts, extra fancy Virginia redskins, Ontario-grown Valencia peanuts, and much more. In 1980, we opened our first retail store on Highway 24, north of Simcoe. This was alongside Canada’s first commercial peanut shelling plant. Business has boomed ever since! Now operating six retail stores throughout Southwestern Ontario, if you’re ever in the neighbourhood, come and stop by our big blue barns. We’d love to meet in person and show you the many types of peanuts and retro candy we have in store. Believe us, you’ll be amazed at the selections!
Are you a franchise?
We are not. We are a family owned business, with six different locations in Ontario. In 2012, Picard Peanuts split into two separate businesses, Picard Foods and Picard Peanuts Ltd (which is us!). Both companies are healthy competitors, dedicated to serving the best quality confections and freshly roasted peanuts in their own unique ways.
Are all of your products made in Canada?
Yes! Picard Peanuts is a family owned business with deep roots in Canada. As the first family of peanut farmers in Ontario, we have serious Canadian pride. All of our products are either grown or manufactured in Ontario, ensuring consistent quality and freshness in every order. Customer satisfaction is at the root of everything we do, as we strive to always create a delicious, high quality product at a fair price.
Do you have a retail store that I can visit?
Yes! We have six different locations across Ontario in Windham Centre, Arva, Morriston, Fonthill, Fort Erie and Woodstock. If you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood, come stop by our big blue barn and say hi! We’d love to meet you in person. To learn more about our store locations and operating hours, please click here.
Where are you located?
We have six different retail locations across Ontario in Windham Centre, Arva, Morriston, Fonthill, Fort Erie and Woodstock. To learn more about our store locations and operating hours, please click here.
What are your store hours?
To learn more about our individual store hours, please click here.