BROOME CO., N.Y. — The holiday season is upon us and Broome County Christmas tree farmers are ready to help you find the perfect tree! Big or small, narrow or round, you can find a tree that is just right on one of many local tree farms. Buying local not only supports Broome 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. 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 can also be a great bonding experience for families. Many farms like bringing their entire families to experience the outdoors and finding the best tree for their home to decorate for the holidays. Please remember that COVID-19 guidelines are still in place even though this family-fun activity takes place outside. This includes wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and bringing exact change, or a credit card.
Following is a list from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Broome County of the tree farms in Broome County. For more information on these farms, including phone number, tree varieties sold and hours of operation, call CCE at (607) 772-8953 for their Broome County Christmas Tree Farm directory or go online to www.ccebroomecounty.com.
|4 Seasons Farm||456 Tiona Rd, Maine, NY 13862|
|Abbie’s Tree Farm||380 Brotzman Rd, Binghamton, NY 1390|
|Burford Tree Farm||1533 Old State Road & 70 Ahern Road, Binghamton, NY 13904|
|Cafferty Hill Christmas Trees||248 Cafferty Lane, Endicott, NY 13760|
|Candlewick Farms||2140 St. Rt. 79, Ouaquaga, NY|
|Chalker Creek Farm||112 Shafer Road, Chenango Forks, NY 13746|
|Cole’s Turnpike Tree Farm||3143 NYS Route 206, Whitney Point, NY 13862|
|Don Dolittle||382 Trim Street. Kirkwood, NY|
|Farro’s Tree Farm||1302 East Maine Rd, Johnson City, NY 13790|
|Forevergreens Farmsrus||3629 Hoover Ave, Endwell, NY 13760|
|Gerry Tull’s Christmas Trees||Intersection of 38B & Rt 26N, Endicott, NY 13760|
|Happy Times Farm||49 East Bosket Road, Windsor, NY 13865|
|High Meadow Tree Farm||702 Cafferty Road, Harpursville, NY 13787|
|Kodey’s Tree Farm||1805 Farm to Market Road, Endwell, NY 13760, USA|
|Kretzmer’s Tree Farm||Tracy Creek Rd, Vestal, NY 13850|
|Michael’s Tree Farm||3192 State Route 206, Whitney Point, NY, 13862|
|Molyneaux’s Plantation||217 Sherder Rd, Endicott, Ny 13760|
|Morgan’s Hillside Tree Farm||2135 Old Route 17, Windsor, NY 13865|
|Oakdale Evergreens Farm||1502 Oakdale Road, Johnson City, NY 13790|
|Pine Line Farms||3670 Carman Road, Binghamton, NY 13902|
|Sunny Hill Tree Farm||1810 Farm to Market Road, Endwell, NY 13760, USA|
|Yale’s Trees||270 Hardy Road, Johnson City, NY 13790|
Broome 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 apples, meat, cheese, wine, craft beverages, maple syrup, honey, and a wide variety of vegetables. Within the county there are at least five local farmers markets, as well as several larger farmstands and local foods stores. The agricultural community in this county generates $32 million in annual revenue from 494 farms.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County office if you have any special needs. For more information please call 607-772-8953 or check us out at facebook.com/ccebroome.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
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