We All Scream For Ice Cream

Summer is finally here in the Carolinas, which means it's time for fun in the sun. While you're out with family and friends, check out these local businesses to keep cool.

Tony's Ice Cream

In the mood for some homemade frozen treats? Look no further than Tony's Ice Cream is where you find 28 amazing flavors of home-made ice cream. Located on Franklin Boulevard in downtown Gastonia, North Carolina, Tony's is a family owned and operated restaurant. 

Milkshakes are their specialty, but they also offer made-to-order food. If you can't decide what to order try their hot dogs. Tony's hotdogs have been voted the "Best of the Best" by local newspapers. If you can't make it to Gastonia for some tasty treats, don't worry. Tony's Ice Cream can be found in stores and restaurants throughout the state. For more information visit http://tonysicecream.com/

King of Pops

Interested in trying some unusual Popsicle flavor combination like Banana Caramel or Blueberry Lemonade? If so, the King of Pops is the place to go. Located at 2500 Dunavant Street 

Charlotte, NC 28203, the King of Pops has almost 500 flavors, keeping most of their pops to just three and five ingredients that derive from local farms and farmer markets. 

Inspired by a trip across Central America, King of Pops was created by three brothers who are committed to keeping their business primarily in the South. Pops are not just for people at the King of Pops, they also have a brand for man's best friend called King of Pups. For more information visit http://kingofpops.com/about/ 

The Peach Tree Orchard

Looking for a hidden gem that's full of fresh fruit, veggies, and homemade ice cream? Then the Peach Tree Orchard is the place for you. This roadside fruit stand located in York, South Carolina carries an array of fruits and veggies throughout the year with over 20 varieties of peaches ripening from June – September.

Voted "The best place for peaches in Western York County" and "The best ice cream in Western York County" by the Enquirer-Herald Newspaper, The Peach Tree is a certified S.C. Roadside Market that is inspected by the S.C. Dept. of Agriculture. They also participate in the S.C. Farmers Market Nutrition program. 

Family owned and operated by Ben R. Smith, Jr. and his wife, The Peach Tree has been growing peaches for several generations. Despite their name, peaches aren't their only specialty. They also make a series of jellies, jams, pickles, peppers and so much more that are shipped as specialty gifts throughout the United States.

There is something for the family to enjoy year round from picking your own peaches f in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and Christmas trees in the winter. For more information visit www.thepeachtreeorchard.com