For three generations, the Johnsons have grown quality fruit. They constantly seek newer and better varieties and we use the most modern technology to produce the best peaches available. They also grow nectarines, plums, apples and pears.
The N.C. Peach Festival is a testament to the peach growing history of Montgomery County. We have a strong generational connection to the peach industry dating back over 100 years. It all began in the late 1800's when "Mr. H.R. Clark of Aberdeen, along with J.G. Tomlinson, A.W.E. Capel, and J.R. Page (prominent Montgomery County citizens), formed the Candor Fruit Company. An organization that was the first of its kind and would support peach growing on a commercial scale. In 1902, Mr. Clark purchased acreage below Candor and set out 30,000 young peach trees to start the first commercial peach orchard. From that point on, the peach industry thrived in the Candor and Sandhills region of North Carolina."
From the book "Pattern of Timeless Moments" A History of Montgomery County, by Mable S. Lassiter.
Family owned and operated since 1947, the Blake family continues to carry on the tradition of fine Southern dining. Enjoy breakfast anytime, lunch or supper in a home-style family atmosphere. Homemade specialties and desserts are always available and seafood specials are offered every Thursday and Friday evening. Find out what local customers have known for years...for a great meal, "Let’s meet at Blake’s!"(Located on Highway 211 on the Candor side of the 220 bypass).