Love Creek Orchards became pioneers of the Texas Apple Industry when Baxter and Carol Adams planted their first experimental apple orchards in 1981. Little did they know that their experiment would not only produce such wonderful sweet apples, but would also start a new industry for the state of Texas.
Baxter and Carol expanded their operation in 1988 when they opened The Cider Mill and Country Store in downtown Medina. At the Cider Mill, Love Creek lovingly produces over fifty different products made from sweet Texas Apples. Their apple butters, jams and jellies, baked goods and specialty items have become famous for their homemade goodness and attention to detail. Each item produced is hand made and packaged by the Adams Family and friends. In 2007 Baxter and Carol retired from the Cider Mill and Country Store and sold it to Bryan and Stacie Hutzler. The store name changed to “The Apple Store” simply because that is what all of the locals and tourist called it. Bryan and Stacie have worked hard to maintain the quality of apple goodies produced at the store and continue to sell the apple that Baxter produces in the orchards. Tours of Love Creek Orchards and The Apple Store are offered April through October. The Apple Store is open seven days a week and there is always fresh apple pie cooking.
Open: Open Saturdays May thru September, closed weekends October thru April. Hours, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Directions: We are about an hour northwest of San Antonio facing on S.H. 16 N.
Description: Our orchard provides pick-your-own blackberries, peaches, apples, figs and persimmons. We have a plant nusery specializing in grafted apple trees and Bigtooth maple trees. A Pumpkin Patch festival is held here each October by the Medina Apple Store.
Apples: Gala, Fuji, Jonathan, Crispin, Goldina, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Anna, Dorsett Golden, Jonagold.
Other Fruit: We have 50 peach trees, 1 acre of Blackberries, 24 fig trees and 24 oreintal persimmon trees.
Love Creek Orchards
13558 State Highway 16N
Medina, TX 78055