Nelson Produce Farm is a Must-Visit with Kids This Summer

Nelson Farm Nebraska
photo by Jari Hindstrom

Nelson Produce and Farm has been providing Omaha and surrounding areas with fresh produce for over 15 years. And with a goal to bridge the gap between rural and urban Nebraska, they offer incredible experiences for Nebraska families and visitors alike!

What to Expect at Nelson Farm This Summer

Farm Tours and Animal Encounters

One of the main attractions at Nelson Farm is the guided farm tours. Families can embark on a journey through the sprawling fields, where they can see firsthand how crops like corn and soybeans are cultivated. These tours are not only educational but also interactive, as kids get the chance to feed and pet a variety of farm animals, including goats, chickens, and rabbits.

Pick-Your-Own Produce

Another highlight is the pick-your-own produce experience. Depending on the season, families can harvest strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more. This activity is a wonderful way for children to learn about where their food comes from while enjoying the thrill of picking fresh produce straight from the vine. The farm provides all necessary tools and containers, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Festivals & Events at Nelson Farm

Summer at Nelson Farm is also festival season! One of the most anticipated events is the annual Strawberry Festival held in June. This vibrant festival features strawberry picking, live music, and a variety of strawberry-themed treats and activities. Families can indulge in strawberry-flavored slushies, ice cream, nachos, donuts and more! Jump on our NEW strawberry jumping pillow, interact with Sandy the Strawberry, or get your face painted.  Visit the barn to get an up close and personal look at our newest baby farm animals.

Other fun festivals this summer to experience: Fourth of July, Corn Festival, Watermelon Festival, Sunflower Festival and Harvest Festival to get us in the fall spirit!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

For a taste of nostalgia, families can participate in an array of good wholesome family fun this summer:

  • Gather around for churned ice cream demonstrations. Watch the ice cream being made the old-fashioned way.
  • Play on the tire swing or take a ride in the barrel train.
  • Play in the corn pit or get competitive in the yard games.
  • Take a tractor ride or get a picture by the watermelon bus.
  • Play on the tire pile.
  • Go on a U-Pick adventure, depending on the seasonal produce!
  • Feed the farm animals and play with the goats.
  • And so much more!

We love a good reason to have a good, old-fashioned Nebraska summer and can’t wait to check out Nelson Farm!


For more summer ideas in and around Omaha, check out our summer content. 

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