Move over, Kansas (the Sunflower State). This Nebraska sunflower field is the new kid in town but is sure to impress anyone (From Kansas OR elsewhere!)
I always love finding hidden gems to share with my fellow WellTraveledNebraskans, and this one was a rare find.
But, not for long.
I’m sure it will be just a matter of years before everyone knows of this small agro-tourism farm that just opened this year.
Nelson Produce Farm
Just having opened in June, the Nelson Produce Farm, which is growing stunning sunflower fields near Omaha, is still earning their wings. You can tell they have some kinks to work out, but for their opening season, you can already see the huge potential of this quaint little farm. And while they have a ton of U-Pick options for produce (tomatoes, berries, watermelons, pumpkins and more), there’s one thing that is putting it on the map.
^Did You Miss The Sunflowers This Year? Pin This Now To Your “Nebraska Bucketlist” Pinterest Board for Next Year’s Adventures!^
The Sunflower Fields
You’ll never believe how beautiful these fields are unless you stand in them for yourselves.
The Sunflower Maze
Or, just go get lost in the HUGE sunflower maze!!! It’s easy to get turned around when the sunflowers themselves are well over your own head!!!
Watch this video I took while IN the maze! (Oh, and then give us a “Like” while you’re at it 😉 )
Take Some Home
You can even pick a “bouquet” of sunflowers to take home. Shoot, there was even some the size of my head (no joke!)
Catch Them While You Can
Once the sunflowers bloom (typically in August), they’ll only stick around for a few weeks! So, if you missed them this year, mark your calendar already for next year to remind yourself to go as soon as you see they are in bloom!
Once home, you can expect your sunflowers to brighten up any room for anywhere from 5-12 days.
I don’t know about you, but I could totally see this being an amazing location for professional family, engagement, baby announcement, you name it, photos! Contact the farm directly to see if you could bring in a professional photographer, but if you can, how gorgeous would those be!?
Sunflower fields come and go so quickly. I think that is why everyone finds them so stunning. It’s not like something we have access to all the time.
I think that is really why I enjoyed my day at the sunflower fields in Nebraska today. It was a chance to see something that you just don’t get to see everyday!
Sunflower Fields Near Omaha Information
Location: Pam Nelson Produce Farms
10505 N. 234th, Valley Nebraska 68064
Hours: Tues- Sunday 10am-5pm (June-October)
Admission: $5 per adult (2/under=Free)