From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD – November 25, 2009) – – Harford County Executive David R. Craig and the Division of Agriculture are reminding Harford’s families that “Buying Local” this holiday season starts with a visit to one of the county’s Christmas tree farms.
Harford County tree farms offer many varieties of high-quality pine, fir, and spruce. You can either choose-and-cut your own tree in the field, or select one that has already been cut.
Most of the farms offer other products such as wreaths, holiday crafts, baked goods, and refreshments. Some also have petting zoos, hayrides, and train rides. Even Santa Claus himself has been known to visit some of these farms on occasion to meet the children.
“Harford County Christmas tree farms provide families the opportunity to experience the holidays on a farm, and to take part in lots of different fun activities,” remarked John Sullivan, III, Deputy Chief of Staff for Agriculture.
“Our ‘Buy Local’ effort doesn’t end with the first frost,” stated County Executive Craig. “You can also support our farming community by buying local in the winter as well. I encourage Harford County families to make a trip to one of our Christmas tree farms a part of their holiday plans.”
Harford County’s Christmas tree farms include:
• Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Rd., Whiteford, www.applewoodfarm.org;
• Deer Creek Valley Farm, 3744 Ady Rd., Street, 410-452-9793;
• Environmental Evergreens, 3631 Berkley Rd., Darlington, 410-457-4766;
• Evergreen Farm, 4219 Webster Rd, Havre de Grace, www.evergreenfarminc.com;
• Hale Tree Farm, 4827 Norrisville Rd., White Hall, www.haletreefarm.com;
• Jarrettsville Nurseries, 4302 St. Clair Bridge Rd., Jarrettsville, www.jntrees.com;
• Rock Hollow Farm, 4105 Federal Hill Rd., Jarrettsville, 410-692-5575.
Please contact each individual farm to find out the varieties of trees available and for hours of operation. For more information on agriculture in Harford County, visit www.harfordfarms.com.