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Sunflower U-Pick Orchards in Omaha and Eastern Nebraska in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for sunflowers that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have sunflowers orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Saunders County

  • Country Road Bees - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, asparagus, cucumbers, onions, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, sunflowers, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    2580 County Road Y, Morse Bluff, NE 68648. Phone: (401) 416-0408. Email: balanplantz@gmail.com. Directions: Three miles South of Morse Bluff Nebraska. 34 mile West of highway 79 on County Road Y. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Venmo. . PYO is available Sunday's during respective crop seasons; The patches are small so please contact us via email to confirm availability. Three miles South of Morse Bluff Nebraska. 3/4 mile West of highway 79 on County Road Y. Asparagus Late April - Mid June Black Berries Late July - Mid September;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Our focus is to preserve nature's diversity and protect all she has given us. (ADDED: April 01, 2022)

 

Sunflowers

Sunflower Picking Tips, and Information

Sunflowers are a mid-to late summer crop. They need warm soil and full sun.  In most areas, expect sungflowers to be available starting in June, and sometimes continuing into August.  It really depends on when the farmer plants them, the variety and local weather conditions. Farms that offer U-pick or pick-your-own sunflowers are becoming more common.

  • Once picked, quickly get the stems into water
  • Get them out of the hot sun after picking to increase shelf life.  Cool shade is best.
  • Re-cut stems while underwater - once you get home. Making a fresh cut, while the cut end is submerged helps the stem to take up water and avoid a vapor lock.

 

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