The holiday season is upon is and Oswego County Christmas tree farmers are ready to help you find the perfect tree.
Big or small, narrow or round, you can find that tree that is just right for you on one of the many local tree farms.
Buying local not only supports Oswego County farm businesses, it also assures you have the freshest tree possible.
Fresh cut trees smell better and keep their needles longer.
“If purchased locally, and displayed properly with plenty of water, most real Christmas trees have excellent needle retention. Many of our customers report few or no needles on the floor after several weeks in their homes. While most people enjoy the aroma of our farm fresh trees, we also grow a fragrance-free variety that is a favorite with people with sensitive noses,” explained Faye Beckwith from Beckwith Family Christmas Tree Station in Hannibal. “Real Christmas trees are the best choice for both the environment and the economy. Real Christmas trees are a renewable and recyclable resource. They are grown as a crop, by local farmers who provide jobs for others. Trees are harvested and replenished annually. As they grow, real trees absorb harmful carbons and produce fresh oxygen. “
Buying a fresh and local Christmas tree is also a great bonding experience for families.
Beckwith said, “The experience of going to the farm to choose the perfect tree fosters family traditions and creates memories that last a lifetime. We have several four generation families who come annually to ride the tractor-drawn wagon to the fields – in search of the perfect tree.”
Following is a list from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County of the tree farms in Oswego County.
For more information on these farms, including phone number, tree varieties sold and hours of operation, call CCE at 315-963-7286 for its Oswego County Christmas Tree Farm directory or go to www.thatscooperativeextension.org
Austin Tree Farm – 221 Baldwin Road., Volney
Beckwith Family Christmas Tree Station – 189 Mill St., Hannibal
Bis-Mar Farms – County Route 26, West Monroe
Chengerian’s Tree Land – 84 Merritt Road, Fulton
Darling’s Christmas Tree Farm – 280 Blythe Road, Hannibal
Emerald Mist Christmas Tree Farm – 1484 Rathburn Road, Oswego
Finnerty Hill Tree Farm – 3750 County Route 17, Williamstown
Goodman’s Christmas Tree Farm – 460 Gilbert Mills Road, Phoenix
Grace Farms – 78 Gunther Road, Central Square
Granger’s Christmas Tree Farm – 380 Tubbs Road, Mexico
H & H Trees – 1430 County Route 28, Tinker Tavern Road, Pulaski
Hemlock Haven Tree Farm – 460 County Route 22A (Ellisburg Street), Sandy Creek
Leonard’s Evergreens – 70 Dunham Road, Hannibal
Spring Pond Farm – 3439 U.S. Route 11, Mexico
Stoney Hill Acres – 1685 State Route 264, Phoenix
Three Season Farm – 429 Drybridge Road, Mexico
Trust Nursery & Florist – 4347 U.S. Rte. 11, Pulaski
Oswego County is a rural county, with a prosperous agricultural community.
The diversity of land allows for the growth of a variety of agricultural products including onions, apples, meat, cheese, wine, maple syrup, honey, berries, plums, peaches, and a wide variety of vegetables.
Within the county there are at least seven local farmers’ markets, with one open almost every day of the week. The agricultural community in this county generates $47.6 million in annual revenue from 657 farms.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County interprets, disseminates and delivers research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small business and communities.
The office at 3288 Main St., Mexico, is accessible to the physically challenged.
For more information about programming contact, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 315-963-7286 or thatscooperativeextension.org