Traveling through on interstate 95 or 40....or visiting the outlet shops for great bargains? We're glad you are here and we have the latest travel information to assist with your planning or great resources for discovering Johnston County. Our towns are "small", but our welcome to visitors is "big", so if we can enhance your visit with itinerary ideas, suggestions for authentic Southern dining or the latest calendar of events, just let us know. We are here to serve you....
Honestly, what is there to say about peaches that you don't already know? Quite possibly our favorite fruit. Versatile, sweet, and juicy these pink/orange fuzzy fruits are good in dishes from appetizers all the way to the dessert course. Peach fans like to bite into them on a hot day like an apple. And don't get us started on peach ice cream. Amazing. Summertime magic. We've given you peach recipes in the past from mojitos to cobbler. To switch it up we've provided a peach green tea with a spiked-up option, a peach coffee cake you can enjoy guilt-free for breakfast, and an appetizer dish that will make you the hostess with the most-ess at your next party.
Iced Peach Green Tea
In Johnston County, Thompson Orchards is the best place to get your peaches - and creamy, homemade peach ice cream. Thompson Orchards is family-owned and family-grown, located on Highway 701 South (I-95 Exit 90, 5 miles south). Locals and visitors make sure to stop in each summer for not just homegrown peaches but other produce, veggies, and other goodies.
Be sure to stay dailed-in to their Facebook page for announcement of hours for the remainder of the season.