Christmas is only three months away, and in Malta Ridge, Boulder Brook Farm is preparing to open for the inaugural year of what is poised to become a local cut-your-own Christmas tree tradition.
Boulder Brook Farm’s grand opening will be eight years in the making — the first crop of fir trees have been growing for the last eight years and are finally ready to be cut down and taken home by Saratoga-area families. The farm is conveniently located only a few miles outside of Saratoga Springs, on a historic homestead near Saratoga Lake that dates back to the eighteenth century.
Looking for an eco-friendly way to celebrate the holiday season? Boulder Brook Farm embraces the sustainability of farming real (and completely recyclable) Christmas trees. Their fields of trees act as a habitat for local wildlife and the farm’s own honeybees, all while naturally pulling carbon out of the atmosphere. The farm is also powered completely by their own solar panels.
The grand opening will be the day after Thanksgiving, and individuals and families looking for their perfect tree can stop by every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas between 9 am and 4 pm.
Visitors can take to the field to cut down their own tree, or choose from pre-cut trees near the Christmas Barn. The Holiday Shop in the restored, 200-year-old barn will also be open to the public, selling local products such as maple syrup, honey, wreaths, and crafts.
The new Christmas tree farm is owned and operated by Peter Brooks, president-elect of the NYS Christmas Tree Farmers Association. “My family and I are excited to share our beautiful farm and the joyful holiday tradition of choosing and cutting your own fresh Christmas Tree,” said Brooks in a statement. “We have worked hard to create a picture-postcard experience and we can’t wait to open the gates! We are looking forward to welcoming new friends and happy customers.”