Grab a box when you first get there - no need to bring one from home - and as the farmers advise, start in the middle of the row, picking the "redder the better" strawberries. Strawberries do not ripen much once they have been picked. Also, most people tend to start at an end and have a full container by the time they get the biggest ones in the middle of the row.
We headed out on a Saturday in March and it was busy at 10 am. But never too busy where we felt crowded or that there wasn't enough strawberries to pick. In fact, with the Spring rain we have been receiving, there is a great crop to pick right now.
And what I love most about the Sweet Berry Farms website is the daily updates on what's happening at the farm. Check this page before you go to know if the strawberries are plentiful and hear what other events are going on.
Sweet Berry Farm provides lots of fun activities in the Spring for all ages. My older kids enjoyed bouncing on the Harvest Hopper, while my toddler loved the barrel train. Additionally, there are goats to feed, berry ice cream to try (strawberry/blackberry was YUMMY!) , and jellies/jams to purchase.
From now through April, Strawberries are for picking, but come May - June, the crop is blackberries. According to the farm, you can also pick onions, potatoes, and possibly tomatoes come May & June. And I am highly anticipating the Texas Maze which opens up in June as well.
Sweet Berry Farm is also a popular destination in the Fall with pick your own pumpkins and gourds, hayrides, scarecrow stuffing and more.
What we liked best about Sweet Berry Farm is the relaxing atmosphere. We took our time meandering around the farm, taking pictures, and enjoying being outdoors. This is not just a one-time experience. I can see us visiting often. Especially to see that Texas maze.....
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Texas Travel Facts for Sweet Berry Farm:
Location: 1801 FM 1980 Marble Falls, TX (right off of Hwy 1431)
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm Wednesday: CLOSED
Admission: Free admission to the farm
Pay for what you pick
Actvities have different prices
Recommended Time: 2+ hours
Good to know: All ages welcome, lots of walking, bring a picnic lunch (tables are available), Cash & Checks only (ATM is available), no pets, bring your camera - lots of fun pictures to be taken!