The holiday season will soon be upon us, so it's a great time to begin scouting out the perfect tree for your family to enjoy this Christmas. Whether you are a first-time buyer or an ol' pro, you'll enjoy the Connecticut Grown brochure of the state's Christmas tree farms. It includes a directory of locations as well as some great tips on how to care for your tree to keep it looking festive through the new year. Consider taking home one of the 33 million real trees that will be sold this season!
Stop by the Library's Information Desk to pick up a brochure, bundle up the little ones, and take a ride to some of the many farms right here in Fairfield County. Also visit the CT Christmas Tree Growers website for tree selection tips, safety guidelines, fun facts, travel directions, hours of operation, and the special amenities that each farm provides. Most offer both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees, and some have complimentary treats, such as donuts, hot cocoa, and mailboxes for first-class letters to the North Pole!
Here are some locations near Darien:
CT Audubon Society H. Smith Richardson Tree Farm
November 23rd through December 23rd
Everett's Corner Tree Farm
Weekends December 1st through December 9th
Jones Family Farms
November 18th through December 24th