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Sweet Berry Farm workers begin covering 6 acres of strawberry plants March 3 in anticipation of freezing weather expected to continue through overnight into Wednesday, March 6. Courtesy photo

How are wildflowers and fruit trees faring in the freeze?

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Highland Lakes has been hit with an Easter freeze — an unexpected cold snap that happens after planting season begins. While the extended, extreme drop in temperature is not expected to hurt wildflowers, it could prove a detriment to fruit trees, including peaches, a Hill Country favorite. (more…)

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Lacy Copeland takes a few practice laps March 19 on the lawnmower racing track at Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980 in Marble Falls. She will compete at the Mike Cupps Memorial Lawnmower Races on March 28 along with her father, Dan Copeland. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Lawnmower races cut loose at Sweet Berry Farm

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Lacy Copeland didn’t hesitate to hop on a mower. Not to cut grass, however, but to cut laps. (more…)

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Perfect pumpkin doesn’t always come in orange

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOBYVILLE — With five kids old enough to understand the value of picking a proper pumpkin for Halloween, Wendy Garrett also understands the importance of letting the kids sort through a few — or a bunch — before settling on one. Well, maybe more than one. (more…)

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Pickin’ time for all ages at Sweet Berry Farm

Henry Edwards (right) dives into a row of strawberries at Sweet Berry Farm on March 24 while his mother, Jennifer Edwards, looks on. The strawberry patch opened March 22 and has lots of berries ready for picking. The farm is adding peaches to the mix this year, but they won’t be ready until a bit […]

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Lawnmower racing growing at a fast clip; March 22 event at Sweet Berry Farm

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOBEYVILLE — Who says watching TV isn’t good for you? Just ask Kingsland resident Dennis Drake, who was enjoying a program about eight years ago on the Discovery Channel when he found a new passion. One that, ironically, got him out of his chair and onto his lawnmower. Well, fundamentally […]

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Raelynn Copeland joins her grandmother Glenna Copeland around some big pumpkins as they prepare Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980 between Marble Falls and Granite Shoals, for opening day Sept. 28. The fall season runs through Nov. 8. The farm opened 14 years ago as a place to pick spring strawberries but, two years later, added the fall pumpkin patch. Along with pumpkins, people can enjoy numerous activities, including hay rides, barrel train rides and even a giant pillow bounce. Go to www.sweetberryfarm. com for more information. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Sweet Berry Farm opens Sept. 28 for fall pickin’ with plethora of pumpkins, more

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The great pumpkin patch comes to life Sept. 28 as thousands of the orange (and other colored) squash arrived at Sweet Berry Farm. “We’re very excited to be opening,” owner Dan Copeland said. “This will be our 12th year with the pumpkins. We haven’t added a lot […]

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The berries are back at Sweet Berry Farm, just ask this young man! Staff Photo

Pick your own fruit at Sweet Berry Farm

The berries are making a comeback at Sweet Berry Farm after suffering damage from a hail storm earlier in April. You do the picking, say owners Dan and Gretchen Copeland, so it’s up to you to find the best, and now there’s plenty from which to choose. (more…)

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Drivers to cut loose at annual Mike Cupps Memorial Lawn Mower Race in Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — While often considered a tool for grooming the yard, a group of hardy souls are set to push their lawn mowers at high speeds around an oval track at Sweet Berry Farm. (more…)

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