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Move over cherry picking, it’s fall so it’s time for some great and delicious apple picking. I bet you never thought that there would be apple picking farms close to the Dallas / Fort Worth metropolitan area. Well we have compiled a list of the best places to go apple picking near DFW, so get ready to bake pies, make jams or just enjoy a tasty apple or two.

Henrietta Creek Orchard
14255 Old Denton Road
Roanoke, TX 76262
(817) 439-3202Everyone loves the chance to bond with family, and at Henrietta’s, you’ll enjoy acres of apples that come in a vast variety. With its Pick-Your-Own-Apples in six different varieties, Henrietta’s is a great place for groups, clubs and the kiddies. You can even have a family photo shoot there. Check out their Ripe Now feature on their website to see when you and your family can enjoy some great apples and other fresh produce.
Efurd Orchards, Inc.
South, 4004 US-271
Pittsburg, TX 75686
(903) 856-2253
Efurd Orchards, Inc. is a family-owned farm and store where you can pick out your fruit from preselected baskets or you can enjoy mixing it up. Known for its homegrown peaches, Efurd Orchards, Inc. has a variety of other fruits and vegetables for the whole family to enjoy. Located just a few hours outside of Dallas your family will enjoy this scenic ride as you get ready to enjoy a quick getaway.
Apple Valley Orchard
12340 S. Highway 16
Llano, TX 78643
(325) 247-3979
While apples are not known to grow in Texas they sure grow at the Apple Valley Orchard, which is south of the DFW metro area. If you don’t mind the drive then you and your family will love the scenic view and family getaway for some great apple picking. Apple Valley Orchard is located between Fredericksburg and Llano and has more than 500 apple trees that grow Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady and a wide variety of other apples. So pack up the car and head on down to this beautiful farm.
Livesay Orchards
39232 231st Street South
Porter, Oklahoma 74454
(918) 483-2102
www.livesayorchards.com
Feel like getting away from Texas for a few hours? Then head north towards Oklahoma where you can find the best apples for the season. You and your family will enjoy not only picking apples, but also pumpkins and other great produce. And if you want other things to do then you can have some fall fun on the pumpkin patch trail ride. Livesay’s Pick-Your-Own-Apples starts in late August and ends early October, so call for availability before you make the drive as they don’t pick every day.
Apple Country Orchards
12206 East Hwy 62
Idalou, TX 79329
(806) 892-2961
Ever heard of apple butter? Well it’s a wonderful preserve that is great on biscuits or alone. And if you head northwest towards Lubbock, you will be able to not only buy your own jar, but also learn how to make it with the fresh apples you can pick with your family. Apple Country is a beautiful family owned farm that has the best apples. This certified organic apple farm has Ozark God, Jonathan and Holly apples and other great tasting apples. Mmm mmm delicious.Related: How To Can Your Freshly Picked Summer Fruits
Ivy N. Carter has been professionally writing since 1998 when she started writing for the Texas Southern University The Herald student newspaper. Since then Ivy has enjoyed writing for several magazines, newspapers, businesses and other publications throughout the country. She has a MBA is the owner of Written By INC a professional writing and editing company. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.