Summer Event

Summer Fun on Nelson Ranch

and Local Gourmet Dinner has been Canceled.

Please join us in August of 2023

Our Farm Event celebrate in 2023 will celebrate 162 of our family farm. We will take you back in time and give you a once in a lifetime experience. It will be fun for the entire family. Please bring your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors.

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 will be available in 2023- Includes Dinner and Paired Wine Tastings
Please contact if you’re interested in purchasing tickets for this optional event.


Open House Activities from 2:00-4:30

• Purchase Nelson Ranch Beef
• Horse Drawn Hayrides
• Vineyard Tours
• Pet our Baby Goats and Baby Calves
• Walk through our Recently Restored Granary
• Check out old Equipment once used on the Farm
• Blacksmith Demonstration
• Learn about our Forest Practices and Conservation Projects
• Information about our Family History
• Try your hand at lassoing
• Hand press your own Cider
• Heritage Displays
• Corn sandbox
• Herding Demonstrations
• Forest Tours


Tickets Always Sell Out Fast

Join us for our annual Nelson Ranch Farm Dinner from 5:00-7:00. This four-course meal is a labor of love prepared by friends and family, headed up by Chef Karen Nelson. We feature Nelson Ranch beef and locally sourced produce from Calliope Farms and wine pairings from Stottle Winery for each course.

The menu will be finalized soon but you will receive Appetizers, a First Course, a Main Course, and a Dessert Course.

Don’t miss out on this delicious meal. For this private event, you must be a ticket holder to attend. We sell out quickly so please make your reservation today by emailing

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


Chef Bio:

Chef Karen Nelson, is a graduate of the Seattle Culinary Academy; she’s worked at some of Seattle’s best restaurants and catering companies. She also worked as part of the instruction team at Farestart, a culinary program for adults reentering the workforce in the Seattle area. Karen is currently the Executive Chef at 40 Years of Zen, a neurofeedback retreat center that focuses on nutrition, mediation, and neuroscience to train clients from around the world seeking to improve their mental and physical well being. When not chatting with clients in the kitchen at Zen, Karen can be found teaching classes around the Seattle area, learning more about nutrition and wellness, or volunteering her time with refugees and youth with disabilities looking to learn more about the food industry.