Keepsake Cidery Tasting Room & Toastie Farm
4609 135th St E, Dundas, MN 55019
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
Weather the Storm
Many a storm has come through, but the dense foliage has helped protect our orchard, home, and tasting room.
We are a ZONE 4 growing region, meaning it can get pretty darn cold. Interestingly, it can also be extremely hot. Weather and farming in Minnesota is a challenging roller coaster, but also contributes to great apple orchard health.
Frosty winters do a number on pests, aiding in organic farming practices. Cool nights in the fall are perfect for apples. The apples react to tough conditions in interesting ways, and you’ll taste it in our cider.
Surrounded by the Cannon River Wilderness Park, we are constantly in sight of old growth forest. Basswood, oak, maple, elm, and ash are the dominant species, but there is a diverse number of flora in the park, including the wild apple! The forest is a big reason we live here. We are lucky to have the protection from the wind and the constant calming presence that only a giant tree can bring.
Other less common neighbors are skunks, badgers, pheasants, praying mantis’, wood frogs, wood turtles, and great horned owls. All are welcome except for a few pests in the orchard. In fact we gauge the health of the orchard and farm on how much wildlife we see!
All our apples are either grown by us, or produced in the region. We pay fair prices to our growers. This can be tough on the bottom line, but it is something we really believe in.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
We host regular shows over the summer to bring in the sunset.
Please contact us to book an act.