"Our family-run farm has been providing quality meat to our community for 150 years."

All-Natural grass fed cattle free of additives, chemicals, antibiotics, and growth hormones.

Our Purpose

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  • Our beef have no hormones
  • No antibiotics
  • No feed additives
  • No assembly line
  • Most importantly, they are raised on a local family farm by experienced and knowledgeable cattlemen and women.

Our objective is to provide natural ranch raised beef, “the kind that our families have thrived on for 5 generations.” All of our cattle are born on the prairies of South Thurston County in the spring and range free on our acreage.

Our Practices

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Healthy Pastures

We believe in being responsible stewards of the land and using sustainable, humane methods. Our sustainable methods include “rotational grazing” along the lush meadows of the Deschutes River, which not only allows us to maintain healthy pastures but also allows our cattle to graze on the most nutrient rich part of the grass

Farm Events

Nelson Ranch Baby Calf Tours and Easter Egg Hunt has been Canceled and Rescheduled for August 29th

Saturday, April 11th

Due to the Stay Home Order, we need to cancel our Baby Calf Tour and Easter Egg Hunt. We are planning on moving the Easter Egg Hunt to our August 29th Open House. We know it is strange to have an Easter Egg Hunt in August but we think the Easter Bunny will understand and approve. The calves will be bigger but still fun to see. We will have lots of events for the entire family. Please mark your calendar.


Summer Fun on Nelson Ranch

and Local Gourmet Dinner

Saturday, August 29th

2:00-4:30 Open House

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to experience life on the farm.
Includes farm tours, horse drawn hayrides, heritage displays and more.

5:00-7:00 4-Course Chef-prepared Meal with Wine Pairings

Tickets for this dinner are: $75/person- Includes Dinner and Paired Wine Tastings
Please contact jill@nelsonranch.com if you’re interested in purchasing tickets for this optional event.

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Dinner:

The dinner will feature Nelson Ranch Beef and produce from both our farm and our neighbors at Calliope Farms along with wine from Stottle Winery in Lacey. Dinner tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Please respond to this email if you would like more information about the event.

Tentative Menu:
Grilled beef heart skewers
Tongue “Rueben”
Braised Nelson Ranch beef *
Fresh local vegetables and seasonal pickled vegetables **
Locally baked bread
Desserts featuring apples and plums from our farm

*Vegetarian entrée available for those who request one when purchasing a ticket

**Because we are using farm fresh produce and farming is unpredictable, the menu will evolve with what is available. We look forward to sharing this culinary adventure with you.

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