U-Pick orchard and fresh produce market serving Lincoln community.

Over 20 varieties of locally grown apples, cherries and blackberries.

The Orchard

Located in Lincoln Nebraska, the orchard features over 20 varieties of apples. Open seasonally during the fall for u-pick and pre-picked apples.

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The Market

While on a visit to the orchard, stop by our market for a variety of fresh produce and other locally produced goods. In a hurry? Order from our online market for pickup or delivery.

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The Community

Picnic Hill Orchard is commited to providing fresh and healthy produce to those in the community who need it most. We accept SNAP/EBT payments and are a proud participant of the Nebraska Double Up Food Bucks program.

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Plan your visit

We offer u-pick apples starting in August through the end of October.

Visit our Facebook Page for updated information on u-pick dates, times and availability.

Do you have a large group? Contact us to learn more about our orchard tours for schools and community groups. Contact Us

We do not accept cash, but accept all forms of debit and credit. We also accept SNAP/EBT and Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program vouchers.

  • Do I have to pick the fruit?


    Apples are available for u-pick or available as already picked at apple barn.

  • Can I purchase fruit online?


    Yes! Visit our online store to purchase in season fruit for pickup or delivery.

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  • Does it cost to visit the orchard?


    Visiting the orchard is free.  Pick as much fruit as you want and only pay for what you take home.

  • When does your fruit ripen?


    Our earliest apple variety rippens in late July. Our apple season comes to an end in late October.

    Click here to view our ripening schedule 
  • Do you sell cider apples?


    Yes, we have several varieties for cider.

    Click here to see all of the apple varieties that we offer. 
  • How much does your fruit cost?


    All fruit is priced by the bag.  Buy a bag and fill it as full as you can!

  • Are pets allowed at the orchard?


    We love pets, but unfortunately for they are not allowed at the orchard.

  • Can I take pictures at the orchard?


    Yes, feel free to take as many pictures while at the Orchard.  If you are a professional photographer, we charge a $50 session fee and required that you register prior to your session.

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  • What forms of payment do you take?

    We accept all forms of credit and debit cards, apple pay, google pay, SNAP/EBT and Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program Vouchers.

    We do not accept cash.

  • How do I know what apples to pick?

    Not all apples ripen at the same time! Apple rows ready to be picked are clearly marked with orage streamers.