The Peanut Patch/Feridies

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Name of person featured: Tracey L. Moscato

Name of Business: The Peanut Patch/Feridies

Street address: 27478 Southampton Parkway, Courtland

Phone number: 757-653-2028

Holiday hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

E-mail address: and

Nature of business: An unexpected pleasure with quality gifts, specialty foods and wines, and the best Virginia peanuts

Title: Sales associate

Year founded:1973

Prior locations: At current location since 1994, before that downtown Courtland

Number of employees: Five

How’s business: Considering our economic situation, business is good.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We offer more then just peanuts. Don’t let the name fool you.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We have it all. You don’t have to go out of town to find unique gifts and gourmet foods

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Do your homework and be ready to invest long hours.

Your first job: Modeling for J.C. Penney and Walmart

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Ms. Rush, my forensic teacher at ITT-Tech.

The key to a successful business is: Diversification