Where in Nebraska to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!
This month's notes: May 2013: The cool weather has delayed blooms and slowed growth by a couple of weeks, but don't miss strawberries: they started in most Southern areas in late April, and in late May up north. Click here for strawberry facts and picking tips, and this page for easy strawberry jam making directions. Blueberries will come in June in most areas. Of course, Florida, southern Texas, and other very warm areas are already picking both crops! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Then see each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Organic farms are identified in green! See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!
- Farm markets, roadside stands, local meat, milk, eggs, local honey, horse riding, farm B&B's etc.
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, click here.
- Ramsey's Sweet Corn - sweet corn
56660 Denman Road, Kenesaw, NE, 68956. Phone: (402) 752-8134. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From Kenesaw, 8 miles northwest, follow blacktop, or 2 miles south of I-80, Shelton Exit to dead end, then Â¾ mile east. Open: call for hours. (UPDATED: June 23, 2008)
- Thomas Farms - pumpkins, winter squash, Other
1446 39RD, Decatur, NE 68020. Phone: 402-349-5222. Crops are usually available in October. Open: call anytime October 1-30 call anytime Payment: Cash, Check. fall December orating needs--gourds, pumpkins, ornamental corn, winter squash, specialty pumpkins (red warty, buckskin, Cinderella, blue Hubbard)
- Blue Valley Fruits and Vegetables - asparagus, beans, beets,
berries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, cucumbers,
eggplant, garlic, gourds, grapes, herbs, horseradish, kohlrabi, leeks,
lettuce, melons, mustard, okra, onions, organic apples, ornamental corn,
1041 S 3rd, Ulysses, NE, 68669. Phone: (402) 549-2172. Also has a farmers' market. Directions: Farm located Â¼ mile south of Ulysses, on 3rd Street, call for hours.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins,
U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand,
porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
911-108th Street, Avoca, NE 68307. Phone: 402-267-4104. Email: email@example.com. Open: Directions: From Lincoln: Take Highway 34 (O Street ) 27 miles east to 108th Street. From West Omaha: Take Highway 50 south 25 miles to Highway 34, then 5 miles east to 108th. From East Omaha: Take Highway 75 south 30 miles to Highway 34, then 9 miles west to 108th. The farm is 1/2 mile north of Highway 34 on 108th Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Admission $4.75 (includes tax), ages 2 & under FREE. Hayride included with admission. Many family-friendly activities: nature trails, gourd garden, rubber duck races, farm-themed play areas, and a cafe in our restored one-room schoolhouse. We sell heirloom pumpkins and squash, gourds, straw and mums. Find more info about Ag Day, Doggy Day, and other special events on our website. (UPDATED: June 10, 2011)
Chisholm Family Farm -
Uses natural growing practices,
beans, beets, cucumbers, herbs/spices, pumpkins, summer squash, winter
squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed),
Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals
27107 Fletcher Ave Elmwood, NE 68349. Phone: 402-440-9409. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: most days; Sunday we are home in the afternoon after church; Again, call or email for availability and so I can be sure to be home; We are a small 20 acre farm not a large facility;; I am happy to do small homeschool tours to show the difference between grass - fed farming and dairy. Directions: From Lincoln head Take US-34 to highway 79 and head north. Go about six miles and you will see the flashing red light at Raymond Road. Go two more miles and turn left onto Davey Road. We are second house. see sign that says Fresh Eggs. From Lincoln - Head north on 14th Street at Superior. Turn left at flashing red light (Raymond Road) Turn right on highway 79 (flashing red light) go 2 miles and turn left onto Davey Road. We are second house on left see sign that says Fresh Eggs. Click here for a map and directions. Squashes available from July - September depending on the year; Our garden is only about a half an acre so call or email for availability; I am happy to pick for you or you can pick for yourself; We have pie pumpkins available from September - November; Again, just check on availability. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a pasture based farm located just north of Lincoln, NE. We follow all organic/holistic farming methods and are a soy-free farm. (ADDED: July 22, 2009)
We have moved. We do not currently have any produce available with the move but still have our farm stand/store with meats, eggs, and dairy available.. (UPDATED: July 20, 2010)
- Kiser Orchard - apples, berries, cabbage, cherries, cucumbers,
green beans, melons, onions, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, miscellaneous
fruits and vegetables
6105 Church Road, Plattsmouth, NE, 68048. Phone: (402) 298-8132. Directions: Farm located 4 miles west on Hwy 66, 3 miles south on 60th Street, 9 am to 6 p.m. Also has a farmer's market and a roadside stand.
- Lawrence Market Gardens - pumpkins, sweet corn
HC 75, Box 81, Broken Bow, NE, 68822. Phone: (308) 872-5609. Both a Farmers' Market and U-Pick. Directions: 5-Â½ miles south of Summer Road and Hwy 215 intersection. Open: call for hours and availability. Also prepicked: beets, broccoli, Brussels spouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, English peas, gladiolus, green beans, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, snap peas, sweet corn, tobacco, tomatoes
- Farmstead Gardens - miscellaneous vegetables
1015 Ithaca Way, Dakota City, NE, 68731. Phone: 402-632-4489. Has both a Roadside Stand and U-Pik. Directions: 1-one quarter mile east of Jackson on Hwy 20. Open: , pick your own, September and October, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Roadside Stand located in South Sioux City, 17th and Dakota behind gas station, 10:30 am to 5:30 p.m.
2 Deys Farm - mulberries, rhubarb, horseradish
Prague, NE. Email: email@example.com. Open: Weekends, by appointment. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We give away the Mulberries.....Yes, give them away, but you have to pick them. Bring ladders, sheets, and buckets. And of course someone to climb the tree. We have quite a few trees that are loaded with mulberries from May up until August. Make sure you e-mail ahead so we can reserve the picking for you. We were amazed at the response we got for mulberries this year and are afraid some folks did not get all the berries they wanted. We will have to do a 1st e-mail gets the berries next year with new clients every weekend. We set up appointments on weekends and request you leave your pets at home. We have a large rubarb patch and if you know how to pick it, we will let you. If not picked right it can kill the patch, and we'd hate for that to happen. Limited to a large paper grocery sack for $2.00. This is also a seasonal item that starts around April or May and ends when it's gone.
We have 1 large Horseradish patch in a corner of the garden for those who like to spice things up. We will supply the shovel and muscle. Sold by the root for $1.00/root. We won't dig it, until you request it. They have fresh picked Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, and Pumpkins, Onions; All our vegetables are grown without pesticide usage. The chickens help keep the insect population down. This is our 1st year and we will expand our crop every year until the whole 40 acres is full. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 26, 2010)
- Richard Sobotka Family - beans, greens, melons, potatoes,
pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, miscellaneous vegetables
86379, 498 Avenue, Inman, NE. Phone: (402) 394-5537. Also has a roadside stand.
Stratbucker Family Farms
- asparagus, beans, cantaloupe, Cole crops, greens, ornamentals, peas,
pumpkins, specialties, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon
7125 Country Club Road, Omaha, NE, 68152. Phone: (402) 572-7125. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From Ft. Calhoun, farm located 2 miles south on Hwy 75; river farm located 2 miles north of Dodge Park on North River Drive, Omaha, Nebraska. Open: at farms when advertised on the website, visit the web or call for details; Roadside stands located at 28th and Ames, Omaha; Abbot Drive at Locust Street. Over 100 years in the Omaha area, including the Omaha Old Market.
Wenninghoff's Farm - cabbage, cucumbers, muskmelon, onions, peppers,
potatoes, squash (acorn and butternut), sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon,
6707 Wenninghoff Road, Omaha, NE, 68122. Phone: (402) 571-2057.
Directions: Northwest Omaha, 1 mile west of Immanual Hospital, 85th and Sorenson Parkway. Open: July - October, daily, 10 am to 7 p.m. During the fall, we offer hayrack rides and a "pumpkin park" for kids. This year, we are also growing cut flowers and bedding plants. Also has a roadside stand.
- Culver Farms - potatoes
71401 D Road, Orleans, NE, 68966. Phone: (308) 868-4115. Directions: From Orleans, 5 miles west on Hwy 89, 3-Â¼ miles north on D Road, on west side of road. Also has a farmers' market.
- Lambert Melons - watermelon, apples, cantaloupe, cucumbers,
eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes,
49343, 852 Road, Ewing, NE, 68735. Phone: (402) 482-5797. Email: email@example.com.
Directions: From US 281 and US 95 intersection, 2 miles south, 1-Â½ miles east, hours vary, special sales advertised locally; Alco parking lot, O'Neill. Open: August - October, daily, 9 am to 5 p.m.; 1st and Main, Valentine, August - September, Thursdays, 9 am to 5 p.m. Also has a roadside stand.
- Helgoth's Melons, Pumpkins, and Produce - cantaloupe, pumpkins,
watermelon, winter squash
P.O. Box 44, St. Libory, NE, 68872. Phone: (308) 687-6127. Directions: From Grand Island and Roadside Stand 9 miles north on Hwy 281; also stand located 3 miles south and Â½ mile east of David City on Hwy 92 and Hwy 15; August - October, daily, 9 am to 9 p.m. Have been operating as a family business for 50 years. Also has a farmer's market and a roadside stand.
- Hillside Farms -
Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, grapes,
61330 733 Road, Sterling, NE 68443. Phone: 402-866-2165. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: 2 1/2 miles east from Sterling on Highway 41, 1 mile north and 1/4 mile east. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: call for appointment. Blackberries end of June into July, Strawberries June. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
- South Fork Vineyard - honey products; juice, table and wine
845 Road E D, Ogallala, NE, 69153. Phone: (308) 284-6394. Also has a farmers' market. Directions: From I-80, Ogallala, south on Hwy 26 one-eigth of a mile, 3 miles east on Prospector Drive to D South.
Keya Paha County
- Ron's Produce - beets, carrots, cucumbers, gourds, melons,
onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, turnips, miscellaneous
HC 80, Box 56, Mills, NE, 68753. Phone: (402) 244-5253. Open: Daily, call for hours; Farmers' Market Tuesdays and Fridays. Five years in operation; all fruits and vegetables are organically grown. Also has a farmers' market and Roadside Stand.
Martin's Hillside Orchard - Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples and
Peaches, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, corn
maze, pumpkins (brought in from the field), school tours
2024 Ashland Rd, Ceresco, NE 68017. Phone: 402-665-2140. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards . Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 04, 2011)
Comments from a visitor on May 04, 2011: "They are a fairly small orchard with mainly apple and peach trees. They grow raspberries and strawberries seasonally and do have a limited amount of pumpkins in October. The owners are very nice and have a large garden area, a sand climbing hill, hay bale mound, corn maize, and tricycle track for the kids. (I'm sure they will be adding more and I could be forgetting something but we've had a good time with my family there both in May for Strawberries and late summer for Apples and Peaches! They were all AMAZING by the way!!"
- Princeton Produce - beets, carrots, cherries,
corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins,
1600 Pella Road, Princeton , NE 68404. Phone: 402-798-7723 . Email: email@example.com. Directions: From Princeton, Nebraska (approx. 18 miles south of Lincoln, Ne., on Hwy 77) 1.5 miles south and 1/2 mile east on Pella Road. Look for signs. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, September, October. Open: Monday through Saturday as produce is available Pumpkin Patch: September 15 to October 31 Payment: Cash, only.
Roca Berry Farm - apples, strawberries and raspberries
RR 1 Box 1, Roca, NE. Phone: 402-421-2933. Alternate phone: 402-421-2255. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Daily; call for latest picking conditions. Directions: Hwy 77 to Roca exit, E 2 mi, 3/4 mile S on 38th street. Roca Berry Farm is a 240-acre farm that raises strawberries, pumpkins, raspberries and gourds. The strawberry season typically runs from late May through June. Roca Berry Farm accepts Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. (Footnote: For more information on the SFMNP contact Christin Kamm at (402) 471-6856.) See us on Facebook."(UPDATED: August 12, 2011)
Comments from a visitor on August 12, 2011: "I have been a faithful patron of the Roca Berry Farm for over five years. While looking for patches in Western Nebraska I noticed the description for RBF didn't truly capture this amazing farm. So I decided I should write a little bio for them and send it on to you. I hope you'll find the information useful, and thanks for making this site! "Roca Berry Farm just south of Lincoln features the Harvest Barn where you can find pumpkins (pre-picked or from the field), gourds, squash, and Indian corn, as well as handmade crafts, jams, jellies, salsas, and honey. Inside the farm proper you can spend the day with your family enjoying a hay-rack ride out to the pumpkin patch, a life sized game of Candy Land, watching pig races, or taking a stroll in the corn maze. If all these activities rustle up your appetite grab a snack from one of the many delicious eateries, choose from The Pumpkin Cafe, The Roca Smoke House, Frankie's Funnel Cakes, or The Donut Hut. Whatever you do make sure you grab a bag of their wonderful kettle corn made fresh daily. At night the farm transforms into the Roca Scary Farm (recommended for teens and adults only) featuring a Haunted Hay-rack Ride, the Haunted Manor, and the Psych-O-Path, a terrifying 15 minute walk through haunted woods. Visa and Mastercard are accepted at the Harvest Barn, The Pumpkin Cafe, and The Donut Hut, no checks. Open daily from the last weekend of September until Halloween. "
Farms - asparagus, raspberries (Autumn, red), gift shop,
restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house, school tours
4851 North 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68507. Phone: 402-464-4633. Email: email@example.com. Open: Asparagus Season End of April to June 10th Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 pmto 5 pm. Directions: We are located just north of Havelock Avenue on North 84th Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. We also grow field grown Iris plants & daylilies that we sell from our fields. (ADDED: November 02, 2012)
- Weatherly's Produce - beans, carrots, melons,
peppers, rhubarb, tomatoes, other vegetables,
3708 General Dodge Road, North Platte, NE 69101. Phone: 308-534-3521. Alternate Phone: 308-530-1474. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Go 1 mile north on highway 83 turn right onto Hall School Road, go 2 miles & turn left onto Twin Lakes Road. Go 1 mile & turn left into Cavalry Hills Subdivision & follow the circle loop drive about 1/2 mile & located at 3708 General Dodge Road Parking available in front of either garage. Click here for a map and directions. Carrots, Tomatoes, Peppers, green beans: July to September, Kale, Dill and Rhubarb: May to September,. Payment: Cash, only. Please call ahead before driving to our place, as we want to be here when you come. typcial crop availability dates are: Spinach: June 15 to August 15 Carrots: Anytime after they ripen, usually after June 30th Peppers and Onions: Available later in summer, around August 25th Potatoes: July 25 to September 10. Payment: Cash, only. Potatoes: available from latter July up through September. (ADDED: June 19, 2008) (UPDATED: June 17, 2010)
Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and
already picked, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, birthday parties, school tours
2611 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410. Phone: 402 873-8717. Alternate Phone: 402 873-8756. Fax: 401 873-5224. Email: email@example.com. Open: U - Pick Apples, daily, September 1 through November 1. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Giant Corn Maze, open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, September 12 to November 1, 2009; U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, open October 1 to November 1, 2009; Discovery Ride, open daily; Great Pumpkin Party, Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 1 pm to 6 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. All proceeds support the tree-planting mission of the Arbor Day Foundation. (UPDATED: September 25, 2009)
Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2009: "Found this farm through your website -- what a treasure. All the kids had fun from 15 to 2 years old! All day trip, very educational."
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard - apples, blackberries, cherries,
grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm,
Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, gift
shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday
parties, school tours
5995 G Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410. Phone: 402-873-5293. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 11am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Wine tastings daily. Walking trails. They have a strawberry festival, too: June 6, 2009 from 9 am to 5 pm(ADDED: June 05, 2008) (UPDATED: May 20, 2009)
Red Willow County
- Klooz Farm Market - apples, asparagus, sweet corn, miscellaneous
RF 1, Box 101, McCook, NE, 69001. Phone: (308) 345-1753. Directions: Farm located 5-Â½ miles east of McCook on Hwy 6 and Hwy 34, then 1 mile south.
- Handley's Pumpkin Patch - asparagus, ornamentals, pumpkins,
RR 3, Box 3177, Falls City, NE, 68355. Phone: (402) 883-2713. Email: email@example.com. Also has a roadside stand. Open: Pumpkin and fall crops available in October, weekends from 12 pm to dusk; Hay rack rides to field. Asparagus is available in April - May; call for information.
- Hill Top Gardens - cucumbers, eggplant,
melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter
squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, events at
your location (call for info)
65040 707 Trail, Falls City, NE 68355. Phone: 402-245-4330. Alternate Phone: 402-801-0949. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: July 4 Friday Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am till 7:00 pm or as soon as vegetables are ready oriental vegetables call for specific items. Directions: From State Highway 73 turn West at Home Lumber or Merz Farm Equipment on 707 Trail go one Mile on Gravel road we are on the right just passed the railroad tracks. Click here for a map and directions. Watermelon and other melon picking begins in the middle of August or as soon as melons are ready call for availability; Pumpkin picking opens in last week of September. Payment: Cash, Check. Many Oriental vegetables such as Kang Kong, Eggplant, long beans, Bittermelon, Opo, Gabi, Oriental sweet potatoes, Sihkim, and many more call for specific vegetables. (ADDED: June 08, 2009)
- Runyan Farms - cantaloupe, pumpkins, squash, watermelon
RR 2, Box 191, Falls City, NE, 68355. Phone: (402) 245-5492. Also has a roadside stand. Directions: From Falls City, 4 miles east, 10 miles north, then 1-Â¼ miles east. Open: from light to dark.
- A and B Country Chicken - cantaloupe, carrots, cucumber, green
beans, green pepper, leaf lettuce, muskmelon, onions, peas, pumpkins,
spinach, squash (summer and winter), tomatoes, watermelon
RR1, Box 218, Humboldt, NE, 68376. Phone: (402) 862-2177.
Directions: From Humboldt, four miles west on Hwy 4, two miles north on Hwy 105, Â¼ mile on east CR, 1st house north side of road. Open: 8 am to dark. Also has a farmer's market and a roadside stand.
Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch - strawberries, hayrides,
pumpkin patch, Haunted House,
11001 S 48th Street, Papillion, NE, 68133. Phone: 402-331-5500. Directions: (Detour) From Kennedy Freeway turn West on Highway 370. Continue on 370 to 48th St. Turn north (or right) and continue until you see the farm on your left. Open: September 28th, 2006 through October 31st. Click here for for $2 off admission coupons. Hayrack Ride, Haunted House, Activity Barn & Zip Lines, Lewis & Clark Keel Boat, Swiss Robinson Tree House, Sand Pit & Trike Track, The Ranch Animal Corral, Harvest Barn & Hungry Moose Cafe, Lost Gold Mine, Old West Ghost Town and Indian Settlement, Indian Cave Tour Payment: Cash, Visa or Mastercard .
Trees, Shrubs & More, Inc. - apples, blackberries, pears, Other
fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
3803 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123. Phone: 402-291-9374. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Conveniently located at 38th and Cornhusker Road between Bellevue and Papillion. Located 3 miles north of Highway 370 and 2 and one quarter miles from Kennedy Freeway. Click here for a map and directions. Please give us a call to see what is ready to pick; We also sell local honeys and honey products as well as Nebraska wines inside of our garden center and gift shop; We are open all year!. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We also offer Asian Pears in our pick your own orchard. (ADDED: July 20, 2009)
- Maizingly Sweet - sweet corn, horse-quality alfalfa
2096 CR 9, Mead, NE, 68041. Phone: (402) 624-5815. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also has a farmers' market.
Martin's Hillside Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, raspberries,
strawberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you
choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, pumpkin patch-pick in the
field, and prepicked produce
2024 Ashland Road, Ceresco, NE 68017. Phone: 402-665-2140. Directions: From Omaha: Take I-80 W towards Lincoln. Take the US-77/North 56th St exit (exit no. 405); Turn right onto US-77 N; Drive approx. 11 miles to Ashland Road. Left on Ashland Rd and follow signs for two miles. Orchard will be on your right. From Lincoln: From Highway 77 and Cornhusker Hwy: Take Hwy 77 N 15 miles to Ashland Road. Left on Ashland Rd and follow signs for two miles. Orchard will be on your right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, October. Open: Call for hours! Payment: Cash, only.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: White Pine.
You Choose and We cut varieties: White Pine.
Scotts Bluff County
WindHarvest - strawberries, red raspberries, yellow raspberries,
blackberries, farm market
830 Henry Road, Morrill, NE 69358. Phone: 308-247-2334 . Email: email@example.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: WindHarvest Farms is located 8.3 miles North of Henry, Nebraska and 11 miles Northeast of Torrington, Wyoming. (Both routes are paved to the farm). Payment: Cash, only. We are NOT classified as ORGANIC. However, we are attempting to be "natural"; limiting our use of pesticides. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 04, 2010) (Note: sometimes misspelled "Wind Harvest") (UPDATED: June 07, 2012)
- Country Bouquet - flowers, fruit, miscellaneous vegetables
2424 CR P43, Fort Calhoun, NE, 68023. Phone: (402) 468-5598. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: By appointment. Also has their Blair Farmers' Market
- North Star Neighbors - beef, chicken, eggs, lamb, pork,
RR 1, Box 40, Fullerton, NE, 68638. Phone: (308) 536-2475. Email: email@example.com. Directions: From Fullerton, 9 miles west on Hwy 22, Â½ mile north on Northstar Road; Grand Island Farmers' Market, Lincoln Haymarket Farmers' Market, Omaha Farmers' Market. Also has a Farmers' Market. We have been providing naturally raised meats for four years. Our animals are raised naturally without the use of antibiotics and artificial growth stimulants. We ship anywhere in the continental US and Hawaii. Our beef are NHTC certified. . (UPDATED: June 09, 2009)
Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
unless they are also listed above)
- Gifford Ranch Beef and Eggs -
Uses natural growing practices,
Preserves, jams, jellies,
3793 County Road 34, Gering, NE 69341. Phone: 308-631-4660. Alternate Phone: 3084364268. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm from Mid - July to first frost. Directions: From Scottsbluff or Gering, travel south on Nebraska Highway 71. We are 1 mile south of Highway 88 West to LaGrange, Wyoming (approximately 13 miles south of Gering). Turn right (West) on County Road 34. Beef and eggs available year round, though beef must be ordered in advance; Small square bales of alfal Saturday, grass, or mix are also available virtually year-round as supplies last. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 27, 2009)
Chisholm Family Farm - Uses
natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally
grown fruits and vegetables, beans, beets, cucumbers, herbs/spices,
pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys
(organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals
27107 Fletcher Ave Elmwood, NE 68349. Phone: 402-440-9409. Email: email@example.com. Open: Our farm store is always open; Any produce available is in there and a price list of all items including milk. Directions: From Lincoln head Take US-34 to highway 79 and head north. Go about six miles and you will see the flashing red light at Raymond Road. Go two more miles and turn left onto Davey Road. We are second house. see sign that says Fresh Eggs. From Lincoln - Head north on 14th Street at Superior. Turn left at flashing red light (Raymond Road) Turn right on highway 79 (flashing red light) go 2 miles and turn left onto Davey Road. We are second house on left see sign that says Fresh Eggs. Click here for a map and directions. Squashes available from July - September depending on the year; Our garden is only about a half an acre so call or email for availability; I am happy to pick for you or you can pick for yourself; We have pie pumpkins available from September - November; Again, just check on availability. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a pasture based farm located just north of Lincoln, NE. We follow all organic/holistic farming methods and are a soy-free farm. Pastured poultry, pastured pork also available for order at the farm. All of our animals are on a soy-free diet consisting of local organically grown soy-free grains, fresh raw milk from our jersey cows, and all the grass and bugs they can eat!. (ADDED: July 22, 2009)
We have moved. We do not currently have any produce available with the move but still have our farm stand/store with meats, eggs, and dairy available. Our new county is Cass. (UPDATED: July 20, 2010)
Overton Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or
vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and
vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods,
Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions
/ refreshment stand
Highway 30 And C Street, Overton , NE 68863. Phone: 308-987-2387. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Saturday 8 am to 12 pm from June 1 through October 31. Directions: South side of the highway one block west of Tiede's at Wayside Park. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: May 08, 2013)
- Sunwest Farms - Farm stand / farm market
on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and
vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies,
Crafts, artistic products, etc, asparagus, beets, corn (sweet),
cucumbers, herbs/spices, melons, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red),
rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, restrooms,
picnic area, Bounce house, school tours
4851 North 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68507. Phone: 402-464-4633. Email: email@example.com. Open: June 1st to September 30th Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Saturday 9 am to 1 pm Closed Sunday. Directions: We are located just north of Havelock Avenue on North 84th Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. We also grow field grown Iris plants & daylilies that we sell from our fields. (ADDED: November 02, 2012)
Naber's Produce Farm - strawberries
1008 Road R, York, NE, 68467. Phone: 402 728-5565. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 9 am to 1pm & 4pm-8pm Monday thru Friday, Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. (UPDATED: May 30, 2010)
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Happy Hen Chicken Ranch - Chicken (free range), Turkey,
Duck, Pork, Exotic meats, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No
antibiotics used, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see
below), sausage, Bacon (pork), Smoked meats, Farm market with fruits
and vegetables, children welcome, Pets welcome, Turkeys, Fresh eggs
412 White Street, Lewiston , NE 68380. Phone: 4028067329. Email: email@example.com. Open: Berkshire pigs and piglets, GOS pigs and piglets, fre range turkeys, free range chicken, free range eggs; ALL fed natural with NO pesticides, hormones, antibiotics etc!. Directions: 20 miles east of Beatrice Nebraska on Highway 4. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Offering TRUE free range eggs from happy hens that have never seen a cage and have the whole world to peck at. Eggs are gathered several times a day by hands big and small. Our eggs are healthier and higher quality than those you buy from battery hens, and actually have a taste to them! We have a range of colors from pure white to dark brown! Think you are buying "free range eggs" from the grocery store for $3 or$4 a dozen, think again! Google free range eggs and see what you can come up with... We have available broiler chickens, production & heritage variety turkeys, geese and ducks all grown outside in the sunshine and fresh air the way God intended. They have the run of the whole property to scratch and flap their wings and be birds. They are raised in a happy and humane way, then butchered right here- the way your grandparents did it years ago. Heritage Pork is the latest addition for us. We breed, farrow and feed out a small number of Berkshire and Glouchestershire Old Spot Pigs each year. Once again outside in the dirt and mud where they can play, run and root. No mushy pig meat here! Contact us for breeding stock or to schedule your hog for delivery to the butcher. All our animals and eggs are raised naturally, without hormones, antibiotics, or chemicals. (ADDED: January 04, 2012)
Horse Rides and More:
"The Little Red Barn" - pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals,
birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info),
Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome,
No smoking allowed, restrooms,
3521 South 252nd Street, Waterloo, NE 68069. Phone: 1.402.664.2460. Alternate Phone: 1.402.720.0805. Email: cowgirl@PonyRidesNebraska.com. Open: House every month on the first full weekend; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm; All private parties are by appointment only, outside of our Open House times; Please see our website for updates on other special event dates and times. Directions: One half mile south of 252nd and West Center road or Highway 92. OR one mile East and one half mile South of Venice Antiques. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Indoor Pony Ride Party Facility. Perfect for family get togethers, children's birthday parties. Pony rides on an indoor Merry-Go-Round for children under 90 lbs. Straw Stall for the kids to jump in. Private bookings for pony rides and/or petting zoo parties, by appointment only. Visit us for an open house monthly on the first full weekend. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm to see the facility in person. Open House includes FREE Petting Zoo and $4 Pony Rides. Open year 'round, all indoor. 4x16 foot party table with saddle seat at the head. Additional seating and table for larger groups, straw bales throughout for additional seating as well. Please call 1.402.664.2460 for more information. (ADDED: October 13, 2010)
- Prairieland Dairy
- farm dairy
13000 Pella Road, Firth, NE 68358. Phone: (402) 791-2228. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch - Corn maze, Pumpkin patch,
sheep, goats, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Free Onsite Lot parking
lot, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
1410 highway 77 2 miles north of Oakland, NE., Oakland, NE 68045. Phone: 402 380-1730 . Alternate Phone: 402 685-5409. Email: email@example.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:30pm to 8:30pm, beginning September 22; Mondays through Fridays, we are open for parties and field trips by appointment; Barn Dance is Saturday, October 13, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Directions: 30 miles north of Fremont, Nebraska on highway 77, or 2 miles north of Oakland, Nebraska on highway 77. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Come and jump on our new jumping pillow! We also have Zip Lines, Trikes, Pedal Go Karts, Scarecrow Forest, Pirate Ship sandpile, Possum Hollow Costumes, fire pits, tire swings, kiddie roller coasters and much more!!. (UPDATED: September 05, 2012)
"The Little Red Barn" - Birthday parties, Filming or photo
shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other
Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby,
goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing
nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, horse riding, Free
Onsite Lot parking lot, parking on the street, Within an easy drive to an
Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, No smoking allowed,
restrooms, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school
tours, events at your location (call for info)
3521 South 252nd Street, Waterloo, NE 68069. Phone: 1.402.664.2460. Alternate Phone: 1.402.720.0805. Email: cowgirl@PonyRidesNebraska.com. Open: House every month on the first full weekend; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm; All private parties are by appointment only, outside of our Open House times; Please see our website for updates on other special event dates and times. Directions: One half mile south of 252nd and West Center road or Highway 92. OR one mile East and one half mile South of Venice Antiques. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Our Open Houses are themed monthly, pumpkin painting in October, Christmas Pictures On A Pony in November, etc. Check our website for details on upcoming monthly Open Houses. (ADDED: October 13, 2010)
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