Visiting a Christmas Tree Farm Near New York City
To make sure we have the freshest Christmas trees in NYC, we always spread our deliveries out over the season. We get an early shipment, a mid-season shipment, and an end-of-season shipment.
Our trees haven’t been sitting on the street for weeks by the time they make it to your home. They’ve been sitting on our farmer friend’s farm and multi-generational family business in Pennsylvania. We get our mid and late season trees here for their fast turn-around time. We pay a little extra , but it means we don’t have to overbuy in the beginning of the season, and we can wait until the very last minute to cut your tree–keeping it as fresh as possible all through the Holidays.
Morgan and I took a trip up there today to make sure the trees looked good, and had them cut fresh from the ground.
We hit the road at 6 AM to make sure we got up there and back in time for the evening rush.
Christmas Tree Brooklyn mug we brought as a gift for our friends on the farm.
Just got to New Jersey. The roads over here are always crazy! So grateful for GPS…
Driving through the woods.
Hanging out with Morgan. In between business talks, we talked about whether or not past lives exist, and why French Canadians that live in Louisiana, Maine and Quebec left France. Care to weigh in on either subject? Hit us up on Instagram @Christmas TreeBrooklyn or Facebook to let us know. Still driving. So much wilderness.
We finally arrive!
We were greeted by the farms happiest, floofiest worker.
Here’s some fresh-cut 5-6 foot trees ready to be loaded on our truck.Jim, the owner of the farm, inspected and cut each tree by hand with some friends from town. He’s been farming Christmas trees his entire life.
Moving trees as quickly as possible onto the truck. Didn’t take too long!
Jim’s father has been a Christmas tree farmer for 68 years! He started when he was 11. At 79, he’s as strong as anyone, and I had to work extra fast to keep up with him!
Jim’s father is a real old school guy. Very cool.
Morgan after tossing a tree on.
Jim tossing trees up two at a time. Beast mode.
Dog-friend keeping dutiful count of the trees coming onto the truck.
After we loaded the truck, the guys gave us some home-made hard cider. It was really good!
They had cider as old as 5 years in these old Jack Dan iels whiskey barrels. You could really taste the flavor of the wood. Really good and fresh from the tap!
Of course, we had to try out all of the different aged versions of it! For science.
The Christmas tree Brooklyn mug looking comfortable in it’s new home.
They even bottled some cider for us to take home. My man.
A detailed look at their ‘wine cellar’ area. Old school!
Jim opening one of the kegs with a hammer.
We took a drive up into the farm to check out the trees they have available.
Such a beautiful day out!
The trees stretch as far as the eye can see.
Rows and rows of perfect Fraser Firs.
We got educated by Jim on the latest farming methods, and tree care tips.
These trees are beautiful when they’re fresh in the ground.
We spend a lot of time looking for the best trees they have to offer. That’s why we guarantee the quality of our Christmas trees (seriously, check out our Perfect Tree Guarantee).
“Hey, here’s a nice one!”
Morgan being funny. Amazing.
Jim has some really nice classic army trucks–they have all their original parts, and still run like new!
The workers here are awesome.
Jim and Morgan talking shop.
Eventually, we had to leave. Made sure to get a picture with the guys first. Always great doing business with good people like Jim and his dad!