Frosty windows, cool days, crunching leaves, early sunsets and the aroma of Thanksgiving dinner… that must mean it’s time for Christmas trees — my favorite time of year.
We will be opening up our farm for cut-your-own Christmas trees during the two weekends following Thanksgiving: Saturday & Sunday, November 24th & 25th and December 1st & 2nd, from 9AM to 4PM. We will optionally be open on Saturday, December 10 as a snow day if we have bad weather on the earlier weekends, so call us or check in on our website. For those folks eager to find their perfect tree with a full belly and family visiting over Thanksgiving, we welcome your visit on Friday — just be aware that we will still be setting up for the weekend so not everything will be ready then.
We have a lot of trees in all sizes to pick from. Let’s just hope we don’t have a big early snowfall like we did in 2014 that made it tricky to see what the trees look like! There will be cider & cocoa, plus s’mores around the campfire. (Bring your own hot dogs!)
This year, we will also have 150 pre-cut trees from a Colebrook, NH farm to help supplement our own stock so that we can make sure we have enough trees for all of our customers.
Opening up the farm for families to enjoy our place and pick out a tree is always a joy. I spend so much time here, and love the land so much, it’s nice to share it. But, this time of year also marks the close of the season; my work on the farm winds down as winter sets in. Sure, it’s a brief respite since sugaring season picks up in two months, but it’s a break nonetheless. For me, these weekends are about taking a breath, but also about a catching up that nicely weaves into the holidays. It’s a time to sit by the fire, see old friends and share a drink(s). So, even if you don’t need a fresh local tree because you have a sentimental attachment to the fake one you grew up around, that’s alright, c’mon by anyway and have a cider so we can catch up.
Third Stone Farm is a cut your own Christmas tree farm. We’re serious about sustainability. We’re organic and we put a lot of energy into being as green as we can be, both on the farm and at home. Buy your Christmas tree from the family that grows them and support local agriculture.