Summer Days: Give Us All the Cool Treats!

Posted on July 1, 2022
| Posted in Family Fun

90 degrees outside calls for one thing, ice cold treats! Whether it is a delicious ice cream cone, frozen lemonade, a classic popsicle, or iced coffee, here are the best spots to pick up a chilling treat in our community. Grab a friend and cool down in Franklin Southampton!

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Belmont Peanuts of Southampton

Belmont Peanuts is located right off Route 58 and here you can find sandwiches, peanuts, and of course, ice cream! This ice cream is produced at Richlands Creamery (Blackstone VA). Enjoy a scoop or two outside on their picnic tables with a side of peanuts!

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Daily Dose at Franklin Hometown Pharmacy

Cool down but don’t slow down with an iced coffee from this one-of-a-kind coffee bar in the local pharmacy. If a smoothie is more your speed, they have those too! Located right on Armory Drive, you can also do some shopping from local vendors while you enjoy your treat.

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The Graceful Baker

The Graceful Baker doesn’t just have delicious homemade treats (but they do have a ton of those to try), they have classic popsicles to take you back to childhood. Stop in and we promise you will leave with a bag full of goodies!

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The Hubs Vine

The Hubs Vine is a modern market specializing in food, drinks, gifts, and even games! They also carry Richlands Creamery (Blackstone VA) ice cream in six flavors! If we had to recommend a flavor it would be Hub’s Peanut Brittle (it is their own unique flavor)!

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Parker’s Peanuts

Parker’s Peanuts, located off of 58 in Courtland, is the place to stop to satisfy your ice cream cravings! Choose between a handful of delicious flavors or turn it into a milkshake! While inside, grab a can of peanuts and shop their charming southern farmhouse gifts and decor!

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Savage Patch Farms

Savage Patch Farms is a little hidden paradise with ice cream as the cherry on top! Stop in to shop for fresh produce like tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, pick up some peanuts or best of all, treat yourself to ice cream!

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Southern Charm Garden Center

Southern Charm Garden Center is a full-service garden center with a unique selection of gift items, gardening supplies, and you guessed it, ice cream! They carry a selection of ice cream that is made by Homestead Creamery (Wirtz VA).



Frozen lemonade of many flavors, iced coffee to keep you moving, baked goods to share with neighbors, StoreHouse has just what you need to turn a hot summer day around! Plus, they have a kids game area to keep the littles one entertained in the AC.

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VPC Gourmet Market

Pop into the Virginia Peanut Company Gourmet Market to find gifts, wine, beer, and ice cream sandwiches! These ice cream sandwiches from Nightingale (Richmond VA) are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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