Shop for peaches in Studebaker Farms’ timber-framed barn. Photo: Tom McCarthy Jr.

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.

B & G’S GARDEN

Find this Poolville farm’s peaches and other produce at Fort Worth’s Cowtown Farmers Market.

3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth
cowtownmarket.com
bandggarden.com

BURG’S CORNER

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
830-644-2604
burgscorner.com

COOPER FARMS

This country store sells fresh fruit, preserves, honey, and baked goods using peaches grown on its 300-acre orchards.

301 W. Interstate 45, Fairfield
903-389-5500
cooperpeaches.com

ENGEL FARMS

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
830-889-3714
engelfarmstx.com

HAM ORCHARDS

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.
972-524-2028
hamorchard.com

HUTTON FRUIT FARMS

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
817-594-1273

JENSCHKE ORCHARDS

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
E., Fredericksburg
830-997-8422

STUDEBAKER FARMS

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
830-990-1109
studebakerfarms.com

VOGEL ORCHARD

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
830-644-2404
vogelorchard.com

From the May 2019 issue

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