Before our move back to Minnesota (where one of us was born and raised), we previously owned and managed a 30-acre pick-your-own farm (including an apple orchard with 6500+ trees) for four years in Illinois. We grew a vast array of fruits and vegetables year round (both in our fields and nine greenhouses). Our favorite u-pick season was of course, apple season! All year we patiently waited for the crisp, autumn air to fall as we knew that apple season was upon us. During the fall months, we held a large “fall festival” with face painting, pumpkin bowling, hay rack rides, a sanctuary-farm petting zoo, apple picking, pony rides, hay maze and most importantly, our wildly famous apple cider-flavored mini donuts! We made our apple cider mini donuts hot and fresh right inside our donut trailer while our customers watched!
After four amazing years on the farm, we made the decision to move back to the best state in the country, Minnesota! After leaving the farm, our customers begged us to keep making our wildly popular apple cider-flavored mini donuts. It was then that we took our apple cider donut making skills on the road and began popping up at other small business locations. Our customer base started with our farm and quickly spread like wildfire! When we moved to Minnesota we knew we wanted to continue doing this and wanted to name our truck something “Minnesotan” with an up north feel and… here we are! As a mobile donut cart, we have the ability travel around the state at small business “pop up” locations. We make and serve our delicious apple cider-flavored mini donuts on site, right in front of you, and serve them piping HOT (along with other seasonal refreshments like lemonade and cider slushies, hot chocolate with jumbo marshmallows and a Nutella drizzle etc.)! Now, you don’t have to wait until apple season to get your apple cider donut fix…we’re going to bring them to you all year – YES even in the winter! To learn about where we’ll be, LIKE us on Facebook and Instagram under “North Star Donuts” where we excitedly post all our pop-up events which happen in a new place every weekend all across the Land of 10,000 Lakes!
This year, we are so thrilled to have partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Apple House located just down the street from the Arboretum out in Victoria! We have a temporary second truck parked there and we are open every Weds-Sunday 10AM-6PM now through October! Our original truck is still out on the road on weekends popping up in new locations that we announce on Facebook and Instagram! We also do giveaways and contests weekly for free donuts so be sure to LIKE us so you don’t miss out! Find us on both Facebook and Instagram under: “North Star Donuts”.
If you’d like to partner with us and bring donuts to your event/location fill out the RESERVE form to inquire. Additionally, we love to help organizations raise money. Use the FUNDRAISE form to tell us more about your fundraising event.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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The weather is turning cold but our donuts are 🔥HOT and so is our cider!! Come and see us out at the Apple House (7485 Rolling Acres Rd -one mile west of the Arboretum) now thru Sunday 10AM-6PM for all things Fall! There are still tons of unique pumpkins, gourds and squash to choose from in the outdoor patch or in the store (swipe to see). The Apple House is full of apples that are picked fresh daily from their award winning orchards. They also have a vast array of local goodies like apple crisp, apple pie, jams, jellies, breads, local honey and so much more! Catch us here Wednesday-Sunday 10AM-6PM for the next two weeks! Last day at the Apple House is November 1st before we kick off the winter season (aka HOT chocolate season!!) 🥶. Help us spread the word – tag a friend a friend in the comments and share this post to your story! Thank you so much for all the support! 💙🍎🍁🍩✨