Local Cidery & Toastie Farm

We are open BOTH Saturday and Sunday Easter Weekend. Plan a visit during this beautiful weather! Drink cider, eat toasties, wander the orchard & soak up the sun.


Saturday 12-6pm

Sunday 12-6pm

Other options to experience & support Keepsake:

1. JOIN OUR CIDER CLUB!  (details below)

2. BUY A GIFT CARD(scroll down)

GO TO OUR SQUARE SITE  https://keepsakecidery.square.site/

3. Shop at our wonderful partner shops and cafes!

4. Ship cider! We can ship to 37 states



Contact us via email or phone any time to set up an appointment for cider sales and pick up at the Tasting Room. We love to talk cider!


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We believe in supporting small, diverse local producers.

From the cheeses, breads and meats that make our melt in your mouth Toasties, to the vegetables and nosh dishes, we pair with our friends and nearby producers to fill your belly.

Simple ingredients well made.

Food is subject to Seasonal Availability
Nearly all locally grown and made


Cheese & Apple pairing
Mezze Platter
Olive Plate
Ploughman’s Platter – Salami, Ham, Cheddar, Pickles, grilled Bread, apple


Hummus w/ Crackers
Cheese Curds
Assorted Pickles
Chèvre & Strawberry Compote w/ Crackers
Shepherd’s way Cheese
Applesauce from our Orchard
Squash Soup


The Kiddo
The Big Kiddo
Ham & Swiss w/carmalized onions from Open Hands
Smoked Turkey & Gouda w/tomato from our farm
Shepherd’s way Brie, Haralsen on Ciabatta

gluten free & Vegan options available


We grow apples and make cider.

We believe in simplicity and attentive choices in the orchard and cidery.  Local fruit, place, and time are the ingredients.  We put our hearts into crafting a Keepsake cider that we hope you will enjoy .

All Local Fruit • Native Yeasts  • Traditional Ferment •  Patience


 Here are two examples. Check our cider page for more!



An Explorers Delight

Think of the perfect cider for weathering a storm at a pub in Scotland.

Hints of toffee, rose, leather, medium body.  Wild yeast and apples from one Minnesota orchard.  Plum Crazy.



Everyone’s Invited

Wild is our zippy, full spirited cider. bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Local dessert and crab apples fermented with native yeasts. Aged 7 months in stainless tanks then bottled and conditioned with residual sugars for natural bubble.

We taste sour tropical fruit, wildflowers, and a bit of wood. 


Apple Trees





Est. 2014


Learn how the apples are grown and the cider is made

A lot of thought goes into sourcing and growing our apples.  Nate can be found ranging between technical and philosophical.  This is an art from start to finish and there’s something new to learn every time you visit. 


Draft and bottled cider at the source

Come to the tasting room and try our full line of ciders, including special batches only available at the cidery. Ciders will range from medium sweetnes to bone dry, from tannic apple to sour cherry, from sparkling to still. Each has its own voice and story- All from local fruit, unfiltered, and ready to enjoy!



There’s all kinds of local fare to nibble or devour.  Imagine if each of your neighbors raised and grew a different savory treat.  They   pack up the freshest of their cheese, vegetables, and pastries to cart over to a cozy parlor every day.  At the cidery, one of us will lovingly combine all these local ingredients into scrumptious toasties, soups, and more.


Our Cider Club is a throwback to our days working on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. 

You support us financially during the growing and pressing season and then reap the benefits

Members are integral in the success of our small family business crafting natural Ciders. We have members that have been with us from the start and have become part of our Keepsake Family!


Which means we taste like Minnesota.


We are a family owned cidery, orchard, and tasting room.

Our aim is to produce delicious, high quality cider from simple ingredients and time honored methods.


Farmer, cider maker, and janitor.  While living in upstate New York as a boy, his first successful business involved selling apples from a neighbor’s tree. He made over three dollars in one day, not bad for a farmer! Maybe it was this wild success that planted the orchard seed in his heart. As he grew older, he dreamed of starting an orchard and a farm brewery. After enjoying ciders from around the world, he decided to combine dreams and start a farm cidery in Minnesota.  
Nate is thankful for the crucial advice of apple growers like Bob Barthel and cider makers like Tom Oliver, plus plenty of books, classes, and batches upon batches of practice in the early days with Jim Bovino.  
When not growing apples or making cider, he can be found writing, putzing around, playing soccer, or wandering through the woods with he and Tracy’s most important crop- Tristan and Fiona.
UW Midwest Apple Growers Class
MOSES Organic University Orchard Course
Cider and Perry Academy
Appreciation & Sensory Analysis
Principles & Practice
Certified Cider Professional level 1


Born and raised in the upper Midwest on a small farm in the woods. Through young adulthood she developed a firm belief in hard work, the power of community, and a deep respect for the earth. After joining forces with Nate, they built their life around those philosophies, putting down roots (literally) in the Cannon Valley Region of Minnesota.  

Jump in and ask her about the detritus in the woods, or almost any nuanced question on the region.  It’s a great free education for the seekers and listeners.  

Orchardists in training, Tristan & Fiona, were born just before Keepsake and keep busy chasing butterflies and eating apples. When Tracy is not working on the farm, raising kids or slinging cider, she works as an Emergency Medicine Doctor.

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4609 135th St E, Dundas, MN 55019