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Stop by These Roadside Fruit Stands and Orchards in Texas

By Sarah Rosen 6.29.21

Summer’s the season of road tripping and good eating. If you find yourself on a Texas highway this summer, you’re guaranteed to see fruit and produce stands along your way — especially if you’re along “the Peach Triangle” where Texas peach orchards famously thrive. Whether you’re on I-35 or I-20, planning a peach cobbler or prepping a salad, here are a few roadside fruit stands worth checking out — and what to buy when you do.

What’s In Season?

Summertime in Texas is a fruit-lover’s paradise, when all kinds of fruits are in season. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are best during June and July. Figs and melons are usually best in August, while pears, apples, and grapes are in season in the latter half of the summer and into the fall. Many vegetables and herbs tend to be in season all summer long, including favorites such as basil, mint, squash, corn, okra, peppers, tomatoes, leeks, onions, and eggplants.

Perhaps the most famous, however, is peach season. They’re often available in Texas from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There’s no better place to find a fresh peach in Texas than the famous Peach Triangle, the region outlined by Gillespie County, Freestone County, and Parker County where peach orchards flourish. The area is full of family-owned farms, roadside stands, and farmers markets. There, you can find peach cobblers, peach preserves, peach butter, peach salsa — virtually any peach concoction you can think of — plus many varieties of the fruit: Majestic, Harvester, Red Globe, Loring, and more.

The list varies slightly by region and weather. (Peach season, for example, is expected to start a little late this year in Texas due to last winter’s storms.)

roadside fruit stand
Courtesy of Burg’s Corner Stand

Roadside Fruit Stands Worth a Visit

This is far from a complete list of the best roadside fruit stands in Texas, but these are a few of our favorites.

Burg’s Corner: The Duecker family has been in the peach business since the 1950s. Their 75-acre farm provides Burg’s Corner with some of the best peaches in Texas.
15194 U.S. Highway 290, Stonewall, TX 78671

Cooper Farms Country Store: They have pop-up locations in Conroe, Huntsville, and Waco. Check their website to see when they’re open next.
301 Interstate 45 Exit 198, Fairfield, TX 75840

Froberg’s Farm: They’re famous for strawberry picking between January and May, blackberry picking between May and July, citrus picking between November and January, and fried pies all year.
3601 W. Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511

Jenschke Orchards: It’s not technically a roadside fruit stand, but the orchard is right off the highway and grows strawberries, peaches, blackberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.
8301 E. U.S. Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

If you want homegrown fruit but don’t want to leave home, you’ll love our guide to growing berries in your backyard.

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