Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central Nebraska? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from 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 write me!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Central Nebraska U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Adams County

  • Ramsey's Sweet Corn - sweet corn
    56660 Denman Road, Kenesaw, NE, 68956. Phone: (402) 752-8134. Email: ramzeemom@yahoo.com. 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.

Antelope County

Blaine County

Boone County

Boyd County

Brown County

Buffalo County

Chase County

Clay County

Custer County

  • 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

Dawson County

Dundy County

Franklin County

Frontier County

Furnas County

Garfield County

Gosper County

Greeley County

Hall County

Hamilton County

Harlan County

  • 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.

Hayes County

Hitchcock County

Holt County

  • Lambert Melons - watermelon, apples, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes,
    49343, 852 Road, Ewing, NE, 68735. Phone: (402) 482-5797. Email: klambert@esu8.org.
    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 stand.

Howard County

  • 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.

Kearney County

Keya Paha County

  • Ron's Produce - beets, carrots, cucumbers, gourds, melons, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, turnips, miscellaneous vegetables
    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.

Knox County

Lincoln County

  • Weatherly Produce - UPDATE for 2020, The owner tells me they are permanently closed. 
    North Platte, NE 69101. 

Logan County

Loup County

Merrick County

Nance County

Nuckolls County

Perkins County

Phelps County

Red Willow County

  • Klooz Farm Market - apples, asparagus, sweet corn, miscellaneous vegetables
    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.

Rock County

Sherman County

Valley County

Webster County

Wheeler County


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

 


 


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book