The Salty Southern Route - The path to Virginia's Pork and Peanuts
The southeastern region of Virginia has long been known for its peanuts, salt-cured hams and pork products. The Salty Southern Route takes you on a journey through this picturesque area to experience this tradition first-hand.
From the town of Smithfield, namesake to the world's largest pork producer Smithfield Foods, and the city of Suffolk, home to the world-famous Planter's Peanuts, to the farms, peanut processors and charming country stores of Surry, Sussex, Franklin & Southampton County, you'll experience the culture and people behind the delicious foods the area produces. And of course - you'll get to sample some mighty fine food along the way!