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Sunflowers will shine at Sweet Berry Farm

Sweet Berry Farm planted about 65,000 sunflower seeds with the goal of opening the picking field the first or second week of June. Check the Sweet Berry Farm website and social media pages for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

With about 50 varieties of sunflowers growing in the field, Sweet Berry Farm is looking at a bright and colorful summer with plenty of picking opportunities.

Sweet Berry Farm’s Lacy Copeland Garcia said the pick-your-own attraction hopes the sunflowers are ready for visitors by the first or second weekend in June.

“We want to make sure there’s enough sunflowers blooming to make it really special for people,” she said.

Check the Sweet Berry Farm website and its Facebook page for up-to-date information on when sunflowers picking starts.

The crews planted about 65,000 seeds, which should make for a colorful sight.

Only the sunflower fields will be open, which are located across FM 1980 from the main section of the farm, which is at 1801 FM 1980. Entry is $5 entry per person. Ages 2 and younger get in free. Sunflower picking costs $2 per cut flower.

Sweet Berry Farm hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesday) and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Along with the sunflowers, visitors can enjoy picnic tables and visiting the goats.

The last time Sweet Berry Farm planted sunflowers was 2016. Garcia’s sister, Raelynn Copeland, suggested it was a good year to do it again.

“You know Raelynn; she loves to plant flowers,” Garcia added.

It's also the Year of the Sunflower, according to the National Garden Bureau.

With about 50 varieties growing at Sweet Berry Farm, Garcia said people will find a variety of colors and sizes.

“I think it’s going to be amazing,” she said.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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