Looking for a Texas Day Trip? Head to Gold Orchards!

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Got a craving for a ripe Texas peach, freshly plucked from a tree?

Gold Orchards has you covered. Located in Stonewall, Gold Orchards has rows of peach trees, harvested regularly for your table. In season, you can drive there and watch a peach get plucked off a tree right in front of you. Then you can see it get sorted and packaged at the warehouse. Afterward, you can buy as many peaches as you want and eat to your heart’s content.

If you don’t fancy eating whole peaches, Gold Orchards makes peach pies from scratch. You can order a slice, or a whole pie to take home.

Looking for a Texas Day Trip? Head to Gold Orchards!

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Their homemade peach ice cream is also top-notch. It won first place in the 1992 Peach Jamboree.  Internet reviews rave about how delicious this ice cream truly is.

Gold Orchards has an ice cream room, The room is even air-conditioned, which is a must-have in the Texas heat. They also offer canned and spiced peaches. No matter what your peach needs are, Gold Orchards probably can fulfill them.

Looking for a Texas Day Trip? Head to Gold Orchards!

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They also sell plums, nectarines, and other produce. One of their latest social media posts says that they had cantaloupe, apples, and more. Gold Orchards makes homemade pies and ice cream from these fruits too. So, you can have fresh apple pie and ice cream if it’s available.

Right now, because of the season, they are baking a lot of pumpkin dishes, including pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin cookies.

They may not have a particular fruit harvested and ready for you, because everything’s on Mother Nature’s clock. If you have a craving for a particular fruit, you may want to give them a call at (830)644-2890 to see if it’s available.

You also may want to visit their gift shop, which has all sorts of fun items for purchase, including lotions and soaps. So, visit Gold Orchards, located about 14 miles East of Fredericksburg. According to their website, Gold Orchards is open from Thursday through Monday, from 9 a.m, – 5 p.m. When you go for a visit, make sure to grab a peach for us!