Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls is a favorite local excursion. My family loves to go in the fall for the pumpkin patch and the gorgeous flowers, but we had never made it in the spring to pick the berries.
That seemed wrong, considering it is called “Sweet Berry” after all. So when I heard that the strawberries were ripe and ready for pickin’ we loaded up the kids and headed that way.
My kids love strawberries and also love to pick things growing in the ground (more than once we’ve had to apologize over a picked flower from a well-manicured garden). So I knew they’d be thrilled when they were not only allowed to, but encouraged to pick something! I was right. They were in heaven!
How much for a box of berries?
Each kid got her own cardboard bucket and ran into the fields. We did attempt to limit them somewhat, as I was a bit nervous about how many pounds they might rack up.
I had visions of those amazing candy stores, where you fill up the bag with colorful candy and go to pay, only to have a minor heart attack when they set it on the scale and quote the price.
But at Sweet Berry Farm we were pleasantly surprised. They tell you that a completely full box costs approximately $23. Ours each had plenty of berries in there — not filled to the top, but more than enough to satisfy them, and we got out of there for around $20.
Pretty good considering there is no cost for admission or parking and they had a blast picking them. We came home with more than enough delicious berries for strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies and my personal favorite — summer strawberry mojitos.
The same Sweet Berry Farm favorites
Sweet Berry Farm in spring is an entirely different experience than in fall, but great nonetheless. Instead of pumpkins or flowers you go home with berries. But the kids can still enjoy many of the same favorites such as the animals (goats, donkeys and horses), giant bouncy pillow and the Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train.
The farm is now open for spring time berry picking. Hours are 8:30 to 5:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm on Sunday , closed all Wednesdays.
Check the Fresh News link for the latest updates on field and crop conditions before making your drive out to Sweet Berry Farms.
Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on April 18, 2014.