August is National Peach Month and in Shawnee Forest Country of Southernmost Illinois the orchards, farmers markets, wineries, and restaurants are taking full advantage of what the fruit means to visitors.
Peaches provide a bounty of sweetness all Summer long. There are several stops to consider when journeying through #ShawneeForestCounty.
Flamm’s Fruits and Cream (featured on several TV shows to include Good Morning America) is a must experience fruit stand/ market in Cobden, Illinois. Stop for your cobbler, turnover, &/or the fruit and ice cream offered seasonally. Rendleman Orchards is a marketplace and a masterful display of nature’s bounty. Stop in and try the market’s Peach Smoothie on the weekends, or check out the freezer with new Peach Ice Cream or take and bake pie. The Peach Sangria at Hedman’s Peach Barn is a must for the adult crowd. Attend a Farm to Fork dinner at Flamm Orchards on Aug. 24.
If you’re looking to dine in the area, The Iron Whisk has a “Peach Queen” Salad that is superb.
While the annual Peach Festival in Cobden Illinois wakes us up to the fact the fruit is fresh and ready for picking, the entire month packs something fun for the entire family deciding to put the Peach on top of whatever is planned. Guests at the Davie School Inn enjoy breakfast of Baked French Toast with peaches!