Home-Grown & Hand-Picked: Local Nebraska Products


Throughout Nebraska, you’ll discover all sorts of local goods and handmade wares. Across the state’s thriving agritourism scene, proud Nebraskans work year-round to bring you edible souvenirs, home decor, self-care goodies and more that are all grown or handcrafted from the land. Get out to local farms and markets to discover these local gems.

Prairie River Honey Farm

Grand Island
In Grand Island, shop raw honey from Prairie River Honey Farm. The farm’s natural honey comes from hives located on a USDA Pollinator Habitat along the Loup River. This untamed Nebraska prairie provides the bees with a healthy habitat to produce the purest products.

Prairie Barn Handmade Skin products

Shop soaps, body and face scrubs, natural deodorant, lotions and more handmade skin products at Prairie Barn in Bennington. Each of the shop’s products are made using all-natural ingredients and essential oils perfect for most skin types.

Preferred Popcorn

Preferred Popcorn, in Chapman, uses homegrown corn to make its award-winning popcorn. Online, you can order organic and non-GMO popping kernels or microwave popcorn with flavors like butter, cheese and jalapeño.

Prairie Girl Candle Co.

Using fresh soy wax and non-toxic fragrance oils, Prairie Girl Candle Company in Benkelman offers eco-friendly, artisan candles. Hand-poured in a barn in southwest Nebraska, these candles can be found in dozens of different fragrances in stores across the state.

Lucky Beef Jerky

Holdrege’s Lucky Beef Jerky uses 100% natural USDA Choice Angus and Wagyu beef to craft some of the most popular jerky on the market. Shop a variety of flavors, like original, peppered and teriyaki, or order your very own jerky-making kit.

Rafter 7S

From pepper jellies to fruit syrups, Rafter 7S in Paxton is your one-stop shop for locally made jellies, glazes and syrups. Rafter 7S crafts its products the old-fashioned way: first, handpicking the freshest local fruits and peppers; then, hand- stirring them in small batches.

Simpler Thymes Flower Farm

Head to Norfolk to pick your own flowers and herbs at the Simpler Thymes Flower Farm. This u-pick favorite is located on a farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can expect full blooms from mid-July through September.