During the fall, apples are one of the many fruits in their prime. Its versatility can be seen in many of our mid-year favorites: from apple cider, apple pie, and caramel apples – the list goes on.
While we can always get fruits from the local grocer, why not pick them yourself? Across Texas, the state is packed with farms and orchards that give a whole new meaning to the word fresh. For those who like to get creative in the kitchen and yearn for a farm-to-table experience, take a trip to one of the many apple orchards in the Lone Star State.
The farm and country store open all year-round, is ushering in the fall season this year with its fresh fruits. Get lost-and-found in the corn maze and frolic through the farm's fresh orchards. At Froberg Farms, guests can pick strawberries, blackberries citrus and more.
Froberg Farms, 3601 West Hwy 6. Alvin, Texas 77511. For more information, visit https://frobergsfarm.com
Get a blast from the past at the Efurd Orchard in Pittsburg. The small farm boasts a large variety of fruits and vegetables, and fall means that guests can enjoy apples, plums, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, blackberries, and blueberries.
Efurd Orchard, 4004 Highway 271 South, Pittsburg, TX 75686. For more information, visit https://efurdorchard.com
Love Creek Orchards
Housed in Medina, Love Creek Orchards is a fan favorite for apple picking. The apple orchard was founded in 1981 and allows guests to pick their own fruits, however the fun doesn't stop at just the orchard. Attendees can shop at the apple store (no iPhone included), and enjoy the patio cafe.
Love Creek Orchards, 14024 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055. For more information, visit, http://lovecreekorchards.com
Sonlight Apple Orchard
Claiming to harbor the sweetest apples in Texas, the Sonlight Apple Orchard is a must-visit. Based in Mason, the orchard has been open since 1984, and the farm is home to all things apple. At the orchard, you can see visit the Apple Barn, or stay the night at their Apple Cottage Bed and Breakfast.
Sonlight Apple Orchard, 600 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. For more information visit, https://sonlightappleorchard.com.
Apple Valley Orchard
Spread across 32 acres of land, Apple Valley Orchard has all your seasonal fruit needs: from apples, blackberries, peaches, figs, and more. Get fresh produce from their storefront and delight in their homemade jams, pies, and fresh apple cider.
Apple Valley Orchard, 2340 TX-16, Llano, TX 78643. For more information, visit, their Facebook.