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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Ive seen a lot of apples in my lifetime. Everyones unique.

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Lynda LevineIs it time for Honeycrisp yet??

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Daniel C. JensenI had one of those! Chimera in fruit is caused by a random genetic mutation.

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Deana Sonnek WittAny Fireside's ready yet?

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Nora DahlgrenToo cool!

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Katie KlineAre you going to have sweet river Belle's this season?

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Our Gardens

Our Gardens


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.


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

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!

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).

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!


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.

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