By Diane Ako
I cannot believe it is time to think about Christmas already. Yikes! Because I through a huge Halloween party (130 guests) I spend three months slowly prepping for the event, and then a few days to clean up. I can barely wrap my head around planning for the holiday season.
In years past, I've blogged about my environmental beliefs, and tied that in to the reason I support buying local - including the locally owned, locally grown Helemano Farms trees for the holidays. Last year my family bought one from Helemano Farms, which was a great deal of fun to pick out.
This year, if we buy a tree, we will go there again. I say "if" because I've been nurturing a potted Norfolk pine for 4 years waiting for it to be our family Christmas tree. That would be the ultimate in environmental. This year it just might be tall enough. Plus, how convenient is that to just pull my Christmas tree out of the yard when I need it?
The farm opens the day after Thanksgiving and will close December 23, 2013.
2013 Prices for fresh-cut Norfolk Pine Christmas trees:
up to 5 foot.....$40
up to 6 foot.......$45
up to 7 foot.......$55
up to 8 foot.......$70
up to 9 foot.......$85
up to 10 foot...$100
Helemano Farms does not have potted Norfolk Pine trees. The farm does not provide delivery, transportation or shipping.
For pricing on taller trees, go to www.HelemanoFarms.com.