Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central Nebraska? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central Nebraska,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function)
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in October 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
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Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Central Nebraska U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Ramsey's Sweet Corn - sweet corn
56660 Denman Road, Kenesaw, NE, 68956. Phone: (402) 752-8134. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Kenesaw, 8 miles northwest, follow
blacktop, or 2 miles south of I-80, Shelton Exit to dead end, then 3/4 mile
east. Open: call for hours.
- 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: 5-1/2 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
- Culver Farms - potatoes
71401 D Road, Orleans, NE, 68966. Phone: (308) 868-4115. Directions: From
Orleans, 5 miles west on Hwy 89, 3-1/4 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:
Directions: From US 281 and US 95 intersection, 2 miles south, 1-1/2 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
- 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 1/2 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.
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.
- Weatherly Produce - peppers, carrots, onions,
green beans, kale, roma tomatoes, rhubarb, U-pick and already picked
General Dodge Rd, North Platte, NE 69101. Phone: 308-530-1474. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday - Friday, morning hours, Please
call or email prior to coming. 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. Payment: Cash, only. Typcial crop
availability dates are: 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. :
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 5-1/2 miles east of McCook on Hwy 6 and Hwy 34, then 1 mile south.