Making the most of local resources has always been a priority for Long Lake. From developing new kinds of produce to supporting local farming, the city makes an effort to embrace its community as a supply system.
Resident Peter Gideon made history in 1861 when he successfully cross-pollinated Maine apple seeds with his Siberian crabapple trees. Dubbed the Wealthy apple, it was the first tree to survive a Minnesota winter. Thanks to Gideon, today’s apple orchards in the Lake Minnetonka area thrive.