The peach crop in the Hill Country is peaking now. The harvest is continuing a rebound after several long years of drought and faring extremely well despite heavy spring rains.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time you tasted your first peach of the season directly from a grower’s roadside stand. Don’t wait: the blushing golden globes are going fast. Remember that many of the farm stands along U.S. 290 between Stonewall and Fredericksburg close when they sell out. Getting there early will also ensure the best assortment of other homegrown fruits and vegetables.

The growing season for peaches will start tapering off by mid-August.  After that, Gillespie County farmers will start preparing their orchards for the next harvest and another economic engine will start ramping up; the fall festival season.

To experience the fun of picking your own peaches, try south of Fredericksburg at Marburger Orchard – 36 years of quality fruit and memorable experiences. The orchard sometimes closes to let the trees rest, so it’s best to call (830) 997-9433 before making the drive.

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