1981- The first 25 trees were planted in the spring. Continued planting trees so that 2 ½ acres were filled. Apple sales started out of the garage, but then moved to an old grainery. The multipurpose building had a walkin cooler built into the north side and a grader was installed on the south side. Customers enjoyed tasting and choosing their apples in the middle alley complete with a sloping floor.
1999 - Purchased land across the road from original 2 ½ acres. Expanded the orchard to include the new varieties being released by the University of Minnesota.
2007 - New sales area was built on the east side of the road.
2008 - Tried something new. Erected a high tunnel behind the new building.
2015 - NEW OWNERS - After a lot of thinking we decided to go ahead and make one of the largest purchases of our lives! After our first season, we feel we have learned a lot and are ready to begin our second season!
2016 - The beginning of many changes on the way including adding on to our current building! Added a fully functional commercial Kitchen!
2017 - We added on to the building! With our expansion we now have a fully functional restroom and a cider press room!
2018 - We opened the doors with our new building addition and planted a few new apple trees along with cherries, peaches & pears! We also started our new annual tradition of Ciderfest!
2019 - Ciderfest 2, also tried out a haunted orchard with great success! Planning to do both events in 2020 as well!
2020 - Opening August 22nd! Stop out and see what's new!
Currently We have approximately 3,500 trees on 5 acres This includes 27 different varieties The two newest varieties include the recent release from the University of Minnesota - the "SweeTango" as well as the soon to be renamed B-51, which was developed by a small orchard in southern MInnesota!
176 200th Ave.
Fairmont, MN 56031
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