Welcome

Celebrating 45 Years of Growing the Finest Apples for You
Welcome to Fireside Orchard and Gardens! We are a family run orchard about 40 minutes south of the Twin Cities metro area, in Northfield, Minnesota.

We grow favorite Minnesota varieties such as Zestar, Haralson, Fireside, Regent, Honeycrisp and Keepsake, as well as other popular apples like Cortland and McIntosh. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality, tree ripened fruit to give you the best flavor and eating experience possible. Our cold storage facilities guarantee crispness and freshness. Our apples create lifelong memories!

While most people choose to purchase their apples pre-picked out of our apple display cool-room, some like the “pick-your-own” (not available for 2016) approach. There is always something quite amazing about seeing a red-ripe apple hanging on a tree!
Read all about our store, gardens and attractions, or learn about the different varieties we grow and or sell, on our Minnesota Apples page. Check out our Apple News to get current orchard news and see when your favorite apples are available.

Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook for all the latest news, and check back here again soon!

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The biggest frog I have ever seen, soaking up the sun on a rock in the pond.

Annie Brown Lillibridge, Sherrie Schnack and 51 others like this

Pat HuschleIs this in Northfield?

2 weeks ago
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Fireside OrchardYes,in our garden pond at the orchard.. I have heard the bullfrogs before, but never seen one like this.

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The fish made it through the winter fine.  Now I just have to keep the herons away.

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Paul VicheGood luck with that! Waitin' for some SweeTango action.

2 months ago
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Sarah JuracichYAY!! I need apples!!

2 months ago

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What a difference a month makes - December 15 and now in the grip of deep Winter!

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Virginia Ambrosio DaySo beautiful

7 months ago
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Suzy ConwayTruely beautiful!!

7 months ago
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Jennifer O'ConnorWhen do you reopen for spring?

3 months ago
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Fireside OrchardSorry, we don't start with regular store hours until the first apples in early August, but if we have what you need now we can arrange to meet you at the store any time. Please leave a message on the answering machine and we will contact you!

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November 16th, and roses are in bloom at Fireside Orchard. That's one for the record book!
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November 16th,  and roses are in bloom at Fireside Orchard.  Thats  one for the record book!

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Tim LaPosaAny apples left?

8 months ago

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Our Gardens

Our Gardens

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We try to make the orchard much more than simply a store to buy apples. A lot of effort goes into the beautiful rose, perennial, and water gardens that are on the premises. There is a comfortable pavilion on which to sit and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells while you are eating your caramel apples and fudge on a sunny autumn afternoon.

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You could even make a picnic out of it. We encourage people to take a moment out of their busy lives and “stop and smell the flowers”!

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Our Store

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Our Store
Welcome to Fireside Orchards Store.

Probably the first thing you will notice when you walk in our doors is the aroma of something yummy being cooked up. Between the donuts, the fudge, the caramel dip, the hot cider, or hot apple pies, it always smells nice in here!

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One thing that is almost unique in this area is our apple cool room. All our fresh apples are displayed in a walk in cool room that helps retain freshness. You can sample all the varieties available, and choose from bagged extra fancy fruit, or bag up your own #2 grade apples (with minor blemishes).

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We also carry a great assortment of jams, jellies, Minnesota cheese, honey and maple syrup, soups, and other goodies. If you time it right, you might also find fresh sweet corn, raspberries, grapes, tomatoes, squash and other goodies from our garden. Of course, there are plenty of pumpkins for Halloween!

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We are sure you will find our high quality products, friendly service, convenient location and pleasant environment something to return to year after year!

 

Contact Us

Fireside Orchard and Gardens
2225 Lonsdale Blvd. East (highway 19)
Northfield, MN 55057
Telephone: 507.663.1376

We are conveniently located 1 1/2 miles east of I35 on Highway 19 (exit 69) in Northfield MN. It is about 20 minutes south of the Burnsville Mall, or 40 minutes from downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. It’s closer than you think!
Our season generally runs from mid-August to New Years Eve, with hours of 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week. Please call ahead for further information at (507) 663-1376.

Open seven days a week, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, mid-August through December. We are currently closed for the season.

We do our best to reply to you within 24 hours. For faster response, it is best to call 507-663-1376.

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