Richard and Laurine Kimmel believed in the land and in sharing what the land produced with their neighbors. Since 1925, apples and cherries, among other dozens of other fruits and vegetables have been produced in the rolling hills of southeast Nebraska.


U-Pick is available Thursday-Sunday during business hours when our various fruit varieties are in season. We close the entrance one hour prior to ensure adequate time for picking and returning by closing time.

Peaches U-Pick & Pre-Picked Mid-July - August
Blackberries U-Pick Only Late July - Mid August
Asian Pears U-Pick Only Early September
Apples U-Pick & Pre-Picked Late August - October
Pumpkins U-Pick & Pre-Picked October
Apples U-Pick & Pre-Picked Late August - October
Pumpkins U-Pick & Pre-Picked October
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How it Works:

Please head directly to the barn with the red tin roof located just north of the two main buildings.

There is a $2 per person admission for all U-Pick. Children 2 & under are free. We supply the bags and containers for picking. After picking, all fruit is weighed and paid for on a per pound basis. Prices vary for each fruit variety, so please call the Orchard if you would like to know fruit prices per pound. Hay rack rides are available with admission on our event/festival weekends and every Saturday and Sunday throughout September and October.

We want U-Pick to be a fun and educational experience for the entire family, so please be respectful and only pick what is in season. We work hard to ensure our crops are at the highest level of quality and we ask that you respect the land and its surroundings.


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