Get Your Autumn Apple Fix
Make the most of those crisp fall weekends with a trip to this nearly 200-year-old fruit farm in Dallas. Brace’s Orchard is a family-owned farm in the rural, rolling hills of the Back Mountain. Since 1828, the Brace family has grown many varieties of delicious apples. They also grow pears, peaches, plums, cherries, grapes and blueberries. Brace’s Orchard, however, is mostly known for their fresh-pressed apple cider.
From Macintosh and Red Delicious to Honeycrisp, Zestar and so many more varieties, you’ll find them all at Braces. In addition to apples, other fruits and cider, they offer treats like gourmet candied apples, apple dumplings and fresh-baked pies. And don’t miss the opportunity to pick up some of their famous cider donuts. These tiny, melt in your mouth rings of heaven might just be the most compelling reason to visit.
Stop by for a few baskets of apples, a jug of cider and a hayride into the scenic orchard. Inside the store, watch the apples being sorted and cleaned on their trusty grading system. Catch the scent of pie, and warm, sugar coated donuts, and just try to leave empty handed. And if you can’t make it out to the orchard store, look for Brace’s delicious produce and treats at local farmer’s markets.
The good people at Brace’s invited us up to the orchard recently. We brought our camera along for the ride. Take a look: