Nelson Ranch

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Jill Nelson
3624 Waldrick Road SE
Olympia, 98501 WA
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Please call for appointment and driving directions.
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Where to Buy:
  • Fairs, Festivals and Special Events,
  • Home Delivery,
  • Online,
  • Wholesale to Schools/Hospitals,
  • Wholesale to Restaurants,
  • Wholesale to Grocery Stores


Family-run farm provides beef. Cattle-born on the farm, free of antibiotics and growth hormones. Buy quarters, halves or individual cuts.

Our family-run farm has been providing quality meat to our community for 155 years. We are one of the oldest ranches in the state still owned by the original family. We have dedicated ourselves to providing our customers with the most wholesome, best tasting beef available. We raise all natural grass-fed beef, free of additives, chemicals, and hormones. Our animals are born on the prairies of South Thurston County and range free on the lush green grass of the Deschutes River Valley. The beef is USDA inspected and travels less than 10 miles for packaging. You can purchase by the quarter or half (includes a mixture of steaks, hamburger, stew meat, and roasts) or individual cuts by the pound.

Farming practices: We believe in being responsible stewards of the land and using sustainable, humane methods. Our sustainable methods include “rotational grazing” along the Deschutes River. This allows us to maintain healthy pastures but also allows our cattle to graze on the most nutrient rich part of the grass. Since we are on the banks of the Deschutes River, the yearly flooding of our fields ensures an endless supply of natural minerals and nutrient rich soil. The grass is managed through a combination of grazing and haying. We then feed the cattle the hay during the winter months.

As much as possible, we try to minimize the stress of the animals during harvest. Our animals are always transported with another animal. They are transported by a member of our family, less than 10 miles from our home so there is minimal travel stress. They are delivered to a farm where no more than 15 animals are processed on a given day. 

Additionally, we have worked for more than 50 years with Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the Department of Agriculture, to minimize our farm’s impact on the environment. 

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Products Offered

Farm Products & Activities

Farm Animals
Wagon Rides

Fruits & Nuts


Meat & Seafood


Product availability may vary due to weather and other conditions - contact farmers/producers to verify.

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