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Sweet Berry Farm opens early with zinnias, maze

Zinnias are ready to be cut by visitors to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls, which opened Sept. 7. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Sweet Berry Farm opened a little earlier than usual this year. Zinnia picking and a few other activities began on Labor Day.

The decision to open early happened at the last minute, said Lacy Copeland Garcia, just one of the Copeland family members who own and operate the outdoor attraction in Marble Falls.

“There are so many (zinnias) in bloom that we needed to get these out of the field,” Garcia said.

The cost to cut your own zinnias is $5 per vase; Sweet Berry Farm provides the scissors. Popsicles and homemade ice cream made with strawberries from the spring patch are also available.

Only the zinnia fields and the Texas Maze opened during the early fall kickoff. A full lineup of activities, including the pumpkin patch, will be open from Sept. 19 to Nov. 8.

A third maze was added this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Garcia said. All mazes allow for social distancing.

Sweet Berry Farm is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus.

“We’ll be cleaning everything and our scissors,” Garcia said.

The farm is located at 1801 FM 1980 in Marble Falls. The zinnia field and maze are across the street from the main entrance. The facility is open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays except Wednesday, the same time on Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. Wednesdays are reserved for school field trips.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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