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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!

We have gone to great lengths to make our grounds enjoyable for everyone. Come stroll through the rose gardens and let your senses be amazed. Enjoy watching the fish and wildlife at the pond. Sit, relax, and watch the sun cross the sky from the gazebo. There’s plenty to do, and not do here.

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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Overheard at Minneapolis Farmers Market:
Him: What are you going to do with all those apples?
Her (in the voice of Bubba from Forrest Gump): apple pie, apple cake, apple fritters, baked apples, apple crisp, apple juice, fried apples, apple chutney...
(They pass by 5 minutes later) apple sauce, apple jelly, apple butter, caramel apples...
dried apples, candied apples, apple donuts...
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Kelley WedekingMaura Hosmer...was this you? 🙂

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It's our last weekend at the Minneapolis Farmers Market for the year. Last chance to stock up on Cider, Pies, #Honeycrisp, #Haralson, #Fireside, #Keepsake, #SweeTango, and #SugarBee apples! ... See MoreSee Less

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Julie BensenWe picked up apple cider yesterday. See you next fall.

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We will be at Minneapolis Farmers Market this weekend with #Honeycrisp, #Haralson, #Keepsake, #Fireside, #SweeTango, #Pazazz, and #SugarBee. Of course we'll have fresh cider, caramel, and pies, too. ... See MoreSee Less

We will be at Minneapolis Farmers Market this weekend with #Honeycrisp, #Haralson, #Keepsake, #Fireside, #SweeTango, #Pazazz, and #SugarBee. Of course well have fresh cider, caramel, and pies, too.

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Susan AguirreI know what I am doing sometime this weekend! Peace <3

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Fireside Orchard added 2 new photos.

Who moved my Apples Cider Cheese Fudge?
Someone said to me the other day, “I wish things could go back to the way they were. You know, when it was Apples Cider Cheese Fudge.” I knew what they were feeling. They were longing for the days of their youth, when things were simpler and they found humor and lightness in everything. When a simple phrase on the side of a building declaring, you can get Apples, Cider, Cheese, and Fudge here, became a rally cry to go have fun. “I’m bored, let’s go to ApplesCiderCheeseFudge!” And the gang would pile into someone’s car and off they’d go for an afternoon of running around in the sun and fresh air. Things seem to have gotten more complicated since then, or so it would appear. Mortgages, children of their own, aging parents, all adding bits of stress to our lives. And to top it off, ApplesCiderCheeseFudge is now ApplesCiderPIESFudge. What is this world coming to?!
And that got me to thinking. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like cheese. But we’re talking about Pie here people. Pie. Relatively speaking, no one ever said, “Let’s go out for cheese.” And it’s not ‘as American as apple cheese’. Who ever heard of, whipped cream on cheese, cheese ala mode, cutie cheese, or cheese in the sky? When you fell in head over heels in love with your honey, were you cheese-eyed? No.
It’s wonderful to have a slice of pie, but you don’t want someone to cut the cheese. And it just wouldn’t be right to hear “Who wants cheese?” after a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. You want PIE: Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Key Lime, Cherry, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry, Strawberry Cream Cheese. OK, you might sort of think cheese in that case. But it’s still pie.
And who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned pie fight?
I tried to find statistics on pie versus cheese, but all I could find were some pie charts. As you can see, there’s even a pie chart about cheese!
And people may smile when they “Say Cheese”, but they light up when they think of Pie.
So, why do we long for the ‘good ol’ days’, and why do we have a hard time recognizing that these are tomorrow’s ‘good ol’ days’? Especially when Pie is on the menu at Fireside Orchard & Gardens!
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Who moved my Apples Cider Cheese Fudge?
Someone said to me the other day, “I wish things could go back to the way they were. You know, when it was Apples Cider Cheese Fudge.” I knew what they were feeling. They were longing for the days of their youth, when things were simpler and they found humor and lightness in everything. When a simple phrase on the side of a building declaring, you can get Apples, Cider, Cheese, and Fudge here, became a rally cry to go have fun. “I’m bored, let’s go to ApplesCiderCheeseFudge!” And the gang would pile into someone’s car and off they’d go for an afternoon of running around in the sun and fresh air. Things seem to have gotten more complicated since then, or so it would appear. Mortgages, children of their own, aging parents, all adding bits of stress to our lives. And to top it off, ApplesCiderCheeseFudge is now ApplesCiderPIESFudge. What is this world coming to?! 
And that got me to thinking. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like cheese. But we’re talking about Pie here people. Pie. Relatively speaking, no one ever said, “Let’s go out for cheese.” And it’s not ‘as American as apple cheese’. Who ever heard of, whipped cream on cheese, cheese ala mode, cutie cheese, or cheese in the sky? When you fell in head over heels in love with your honey, were you cheese-eyed? No.
It’s wonderful to have a slice of pie, but you don’t want someone to cut the cheese. And it just wouldn’t be right to hear “Who wants cheese?” after a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. You want PIE: Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Key Lime, Cherry, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry, Strawberry Cream Cheese. OK, you might sort of think cheese in that case. But it’s still pie.
And who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned pie fight?
I tried to find statistics on pie versus cheese, but all I could find were some pie charts. As you can see, there’s even a pie chart about cheese!
And people may smile when they “Say Cheese”, but they light up when they think of Pie.
So, why do we long for the ‘good ol’ days’, and why do we have a hard time recognizing that these are tomorrow’s ‘good ol’ days’? Especially when Pie is on the menu at Fireside Orchard & Gardens!

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Jena DuncanShannon Kay 😂 #applecidercheesefudge

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Landy SalgadoTamara Meyerhoff Claire DeWind I feel like Susie won’t be pleased with this change

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Sherry OvernAnd donuts!!

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Kendra MollenhauerDo you have apple crisp made up to buy ?

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Steph SmithAlex Ripperger applesciderPIEfudge???? What is this madness?

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Tim LaPosaCheesy article...I like cheese too!

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Jaye LawrenceI <3 pie!

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Sarah JuracichPie!! I absolutely love your pie!! And while I love cheese as well, there are SO many places I can get cheese, but only one place I can get the most delicious pie!! And I have visited many other orchards, but came to the conclusion, yours is best, no doubt!!

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Jillian Schlaak WernerI actually had someone talk about making apple-cider-cheese-fudge. They used cream cheese, and made a fudge with apple cider in it! All because of that sign. 🙂 I think of that every time I drive by, even though it doesn't say #applecidercheesefudge anymore. 🙂

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Meri Robinson Nicol#ApplesCiderCheeseFudge forever with Richard Robinson Nicol

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Becky BormannKelsey Kreider Starrs

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Jessica Felt MillerSo.....you gonna change it back to ApplesCiderCheeseFudge, or what?

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Kaye MillerBTW, thanks for stocking watermelon pickles!

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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.

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