Local Cidery & Toastie Farm
We are closed for the season except by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-552-8872 to set up an appointment for to go cider. When the weather warms we will again open for regular hours. Until then, keep looking here, follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook to get updates on pop-ups and special events we will be doing over the winter including our ever popular “Wassail”, usually in February.
Other options to experience & support Keepsake:
1. JOIN OUR CIDER CLUB! (details below)
2. Buy your VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR WITH THE MAKERS featuring Nate of Keepsake and Jodi Ohlsen Read of Shepherd’s Way Farms for one hour on Zoom with a package of cheese and cider to accompany $80, limited amount available. A super gift for yourself or whoever loves cheese and cider (who doesn’t?)! Go to our square site keepsakecidery.square.site to purchase
3. Buy a Gift Card on this site (scroll down)
GO TO OUR SQUARE SITE https://keepsakecidery.square.site/
Wear masks, socially distance, stay safe & healthy!
Thanks for your support in these uncharted times
eGift Cards Available HERE
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
Ploughman’s Platter – Salami, Ham, Cheddar, Pickles, grilled Bread, apple
Hummus w/ Crackers
Chèvre & Strawberry Compote w/ Crackers
Shepherd’s way Cheese
Applesauce from our Orchard
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
3 bottles of many *
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.
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.
A Perfect Touch of Berry
Aged on black currants and aronia berries from our farm. Sweetened with fresh cider from our press.
TOASTIE ROOM & FARM VISIT
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!
ENTIRELY WILD SPONTANEOUS YEAST SINCE 2017
Which means we taste like Minnesota.
WHO WE ARE
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.
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.