Try Not to Eat ALL the Berries at Sweet Berry Farms!

Sweet Berry Farm Dripping Springs

The blogger group I belong to scheduled a trip to Sweet Berry Farms, a U-Pick farm about an hour from our home.  It was a beautiful day, and we loved the drive through some small towns we hadn’t seen yet.

The farm was much bigger than I expected, and was beautifully kept.  We collected our picking boxes and headed into the field to start gathering.  The hardest part was not popping those juicy, bright red berries right into our mouths!  They looked so amazing…nothing like the anemic excuses for strawberries you find in most markets!

Once we had enough to fill our box, we paid, order a cone piled high with homemade strawberry ice cream, then headed over to the picnic area to dig in.  Believe me when I tell that as beautiful as the berries looked, they tasted even better!!  SOOOO sweet and juicy and flavorful.  And the ice cream was just as delicious.

After we ate for awhile, we had to spend some time petting the friendly horse, and feeding the goats, then we sat back down and ate some more berries!

This is a great place to take kids or out of town guests.  They also have summer blackberry picking and a fall festival, so check for current harvests before you head out.

Bring cash, as they don’t accept cards.  Bring a picnic, and plan to spend some time enjoying this green and beautiful farm. And be sure to read the FAQ’s on their website and follow their directions…GPS’s and Google Maps have a hard time with this Marble Falls location.

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The Best Pie in Texas at the Blue Bonnet Cafe

Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls

It’s not exactly in Austin.  In fact it took us about an hour to get to Marble Falls.  But after our berry picking at Sweet Berry Farm, we headed over to the Blue Bonnet Cafe for lunch…and of course, pie.

We had spotted the sign on the way into town. My daughter and I are suckers for diners, and this one was well worth the stop.

Think small town diner.  Friendly people.  Huge servings.  And then there was the pie.  We debated over and over as we looked at the choices.   In the end, I got chocolate meringue and my daughter opted for the coconut cream.  Mine arrived with a good 4″ of meringue over a rich chocolate filling.  Hers was the kind of creamy yellow that speaks of eggs and whole milk.  Both were delicious!

If you’re anywhere near Marble Falls, this is a place you need to try.  After over 80 years in business, they have it down perfectly — how many places can say that?

A couple of notes…Pie Happy Hour will net you a beverage and a slice of pie for $3.00.  And bring cash…this is a no credit card establishment.