Day 7 of my “30 Days of MN Agriculture” is Stonegate Orchard owned and operated by Jason and Jennifer Kirchner. The Kirchners are a young family and are from Slayton. All of their family is involved in working at the orchard–even the kids!
Minnesota is a great place to grow apples thanks to the research done at the University of Minnesota. I personally love apple orchards and I am putting on my bucket list to visit (and probably buy!) the Stonegate Orchard.
Social Media Sites:
Website: Stonegate Orchard
Facebook: Stonegate Orchard
Tell me a little about your farm and/or business?
We own 15 acres of land with 1,900 apple trees on it. There are 16 different varieties of apples we grow and offer. We also have a store where we sell local items besides our apples like honey from local bee keepers, apple pie and caramel apples made with our apples at our local bakery in Slayton, coffee from Left Bank Cafe, art work from local artists, squash and pumpkins grown from a local farmer, jellies, jams and butters, and home decor rustic items.
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