Apple Picking in Texas

One of many things on our Fall Bucket List was to bring Lennox apple picking. This sounds like no big deal to many, but in Texas – we have almost no options or orchard’s available to go picking at. Texas isn’t exactly the easiest place to grow apples, especially living in an urban area! 

apple-picking-in-texasI had always heard about Henrietta Creek Orchard in Roanoke, TX but usually it is never open to the public. When I saw that they were going to open to the public this year I was so excited and knew I had to bring Lennox! So when we got the chance to head out there this past weekend, Lennox was ready to pick some apples! henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-10This small apple orchard, located just on the outside of the city is perfect for children. Typically open to school field trips only, it really is centered around the idea of teaching children about farming, apples and nature. Watching Lennox be excited about picking her first apple and putting it into her apple bag was so great. For some reason, the fact that it had a leaf too, made her giggle!henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-09Although there were many apples on every tree – we had fun picking one or two from a number of trees and moving on to another area – exploring all the different rows of trees! henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-08Being in the “Tree Cave” (a more dense area of trees), was fun too! Dad even tried to reach for the nice red apples way up high!henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-07 henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-06Lots of beautiful apples!henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-05Once we had picked about 20 apples, we decided that was enough for some apple sauce and apple cobbler and decided to stop so that there were plenty of apples for everyone else! We then went exploring everything else Henrietta Creek Orchard has to offer. henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-04They have many other gardens, including a pizza garden, herb garden, and a butterfly garden! They even have some chickens that are fun to watch for a few minutes.

henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-02No trip is complete during the fall, without a fall farm picture! Oh, and it’s football season – so LEnnox had to wear her cowboys jersey (sorry Papa … bring her a Patriots one!)henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-03 It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning and I would recommend heading out this next weekend if you live in the DFW area! It’s a great way to teach your kids about how apples grow – Just in time for Johnny Appleseed’s birthday (learn more about why I mention that later this week)!henrietta-creek-orchard-apple-picking-01

Happy Fall y’all!

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8 thoughts on “Apple Picking in Texas

  1. Shaun

    You have NO idea how happy this makes me to see! I absolutely LOVE apple picking, and since you’re from my neck of the woods, you know it’s not Fall until you’ve picked some apples. Glad Lennox got to experience it!

  2. Shannon

    We have an apple farm literally just around the corner from our house, yet we’ve never been! Last year, no apples because of the weird weather. This year…abundance! I’m hoping we can go on Thanksgiving weekend

  3. Steve Short

    Good Morning Terrell Family!

    Hope you all are doing well! This is Steve Short with Henrietta Creek Orchards. I just ran across this link/ website on Google. Thank you so much for visiting and posting these wonderful pictures!! If you get bored some day, would you mind sharing them to Henrietta Creek Orchards Facebook Page? We lost our crop this year unfortunately due to the record rainfall we had in the spring of 2015. We hope to be back in the saddle next year and hope Mother Nature has better plans for us. Special Families like yours and children is what keeps us going.

    Thank you so much and God Bless!

    Steve Short
    Henrietta Creek Orchards


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