When is peach season this year? It’s always a bit fuzzy, so visit farm websites for opening dates and daily harvest updates before you hit the road. Generally, peaches are available May-September, with traditional freestone varieties appearing late June and early July, but offerings are subject to change.
Buyers flock to this Gillespie County farm stand for the Duecker family’s peach harvest, which also sells preserves, baked goods, and peach ice cream.
15194 US 290, Stonewall
This country store sells fresh fruit, preserves, honey, and baked goods using peaches grown on its 300-acre orchards.
301 W. Interstate 45, Fairfield
This stand is a favorite stop for peach ice cream as well as fresh organic fruit.
Local trivia: Third-generation farmer John Engel’s grandparents were the original owners of the land that’s now home to Luckenbach.
9885 US 290 E., Fredericksburg
Dale Ham farms 45 varieties of peaches including clings and white peaches. The farm store offers all manner of farmstead products, including preserves, pies, and cobblers.
11939 County Road 309, Terrell.
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Located on the farm, this no-frills store has famed Parker County peaches and other produce, plus peach syrup and honey; their fruit can be found at the Weatherford Farmers Market downtown.
210 Greenwood Cut Off Road, Weatherford
Pick your own peaches at this third generation orchard and stand, with 26 varieties (including local fave Southern Pearl, a white peach) and more than 5,000 trees.
8381 US 290
Some of Texas’ best-tasting peaches can be found at this timber-framed barn just east of Fredericksburg. Farmer Russell Studebaker and his family have been growing peaches for 20 decades, including local favorites like Dixiland, Ouachita Gold, and Sweet Loriann, a proprietary white variety.
9405 US 290 E., Fredericksburg
The Vogel family has had peach orchards just west of Stonewall since 1953 (founder George’s father used to sell eggs and backyard fruit from the same location). The spacious store sells 24 varieties of peaches as well as farmstead preserves and other crops.
12862 US 290 E., Fredericksburg