Where to Pick-Your-Own-Peaches This Season

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It’s June, which means it’s peach season. Usually we can pick them ourselves at orchards surrounding Dallas to completely craft our cobblers, pies, and juices. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature had other plans.

Because of the freezes that occurred in March, some farms aren’t bearing any peaches this season. A few places, though, have a crop and are letting the public come out and pick their own. Even though Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard and Jenkins Farms do have peaches, they will be limited because of the freeze.

It’s always good to bring cash and call ahead to make sure the farm is open for harvesting.

Jump for it.

Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard has three rows of peaches ready and will open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow the public to pick peaches and even squash, garlic and pecans.

Jenkins Farms, which is a little farther of a drive, says the peaches are a week away from harvest time, which means calling ahead for days and hours is a must.

1. HAM ORCHARDS (Fresh peaches to purchase, not to pick)
11939 County Road 309, Terrell, TX 75161
Hours: Monday- Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 972-524-2028
Driving Directions: Take US-80 to Terrell and turn onto County Rd 309. It will be on the right.

2. HENRIETTA CREEK APPLE ORCHARD
14255 Old Denton Road, Roanoke, TX 76262.
Phone: 817-439-3202. Email: ssapple@juno.com

Driving directions: From I-35W exit #66. Turn East on Westport Parkway (Keller Haslet Road on the map. Map has not been updated) after .7 mile. Take a left (North) on Old Denton Rd. After traveling North about 1.2 mile the road curves to the right. We are about .25 mi on the left after the curve. Please use the second entrance. For directions from your location click here. Remember Keller Haslet road is now called Westport Parkway.

3. JENKINS FARMS
269 Cr 1600, Ravenna, TX 75476
Phone: 903-583-2220 Email: patclaude@verizon.net

Driving directions: North of Bonham on Hwy78 about 12 miles and take a left on FM274. Then go about 1.5 miles and there will be a sign on the right for the farm.

4. RED RIVER PEACH ORCHARD
300 County Road 134, Gainesville, TX 76240
Email: Norman@redriverpeachorchard.com
Driving directions: Take I-35 N and exit at 497 for Frontage Road. Then turn right onto US-82 E. Turn left onto Farm to Market 371 and turn left onto Co Rd 134. The orchard will be on the left.

5. TNT FARMS
9100 Colony Rd, Tolar, TX 76476
Phone: 817-559-1394 Email: tntshowlambs@windsream.net.
Driving directions: Take the US-377 S to Tolar and turn right onto Farm to Market Rd/Tolar Hwy. Then turn left onto Colony Rd and it’ll be on your right.

*Tnt Farms has onions available for picking now and their peaches are expected to be ready at the end of June. The owners keep their Facebook page updated with dates, times and prices of picking.

Hayden Harrison is a D Magazine intern studying journalism and global studies at Arizona State University. She has a growing salsa bowl collection and can always be found daydreaming about her next travel destination.