As many of you know, we purchaced this farm as the previous owners had been winding down their Christmas tree business. It was about 4 years behind in planting, but we made an effort to replenish the tree plots. The past 3 years have been so dry that we lost almost all of those baby trees. (Many of which I planted by hand the year John was recovering from his tragic accident and while I was very pregnant with our 8th son.) We have made the difficult decision to not continue as a Christmas tree farm. I will be making wreaths for sale and filling bags of porch pot greens to be picked up by appointment this season. We will be selling garland and spruce tips by appointment as they are available. We will have this year’s mugs from Deneen Pottery available for sale, and I will probably be posting some wood projects made by the boys. I am really hoping to have better accommodations for wreath making workshops by next year, and continue having nature classes for students throughout the school year. Our dream is to provide seasonal events for local families to attend on the farm, to continue making memories and family traditions. We absolutely love utilizing the farm as a place for folks in the community to enjoy together with their loved ones. Please feel free to message us with any questions or comments. Hoping to continue serving you in various ways in the future. 🌲🌲🌲The Tenneson Crew
Opening Weekend is just about here! We have limited cut-your-own trees, but there are beautiful fresh cut firs available from Cambridge, MN. Horses with wagons will be here 10-2 Friday through Sunday. Our small gift shop features handmade items from local crafters. Garland and spruce tops are also available. We will be open 9-4 all three days! See you soon!
The season for wreath making is upon us, and we are so close to opening weekend! As you’ve experienced in the past couple years, there is a shortage of cut-your-own trees, but we will have plenty of fresh pre-cut firs available from Wolcyn’s Tree Farm in Cambridge, MN. We also plan to have horses with wagons rides 9-4 from Black Friday- Sunday after Thanksgiving. We will be open Friday through Sunday 9-4 the following weeks until we sell out.
We look forward to seeing you and your family on the tree farm as you continue to make memories and traditions!
Come have a hot cup of cider or coffee and a cookie on our last day!
This year’s season has flown by! If you want to snag a tree, Sunday the 4th is your last chance. We have just a few pre cut trees to choose from, and the gift shop full of locally made gifts and honey.
We expect to sell out quickly this season, so be sure to join us Thanksgiving weekend! Horses will be here daily from 10-2, and we will have hot drinks and cookies for you and your family. Come and make great memories or continue family traditions with us on the tree farm!
Thanks so much for sharing your family traditions with us! It means a lot to be such an important part of your Christmas.
The next few years will look a bit different as we continue planting and growing future trees for cutting. We will have just a few years of mostly relying on pre-cut trees while we wait for our cut-your-own supply to catch up with demand. We hope you will continue to come out for hay rides, hot cider, cookies, fresh greens, wreath classes, and locally made crafts, as well as freshly cut trees from our supplier in Cambridge, MN.
Have a very blessed 2021!!!
The Tenneson Family
Our pre-cut supplier has no more trees available this year, and our cut-your-own trees are just about sold out. We are usually open Friday through Sunday until Christmas, but there was such a high demand for real trees this year, we may not be able to sell past this weekend. We will have some garland and possibly a few trees left, but the supply may not last all three days. You are welcome to call ahead or just stop out and drive through the lots.
For the next few years we will be relying more on pre-cut trees while our many small trees grow in size. When we purchased the tree farm in 2017, there had been no trees planted for the past four years. We are planting over a thousand trees annually for future years, but they need about 5-10 years for growth.
Thank you for your understanding, and your amazing support as we build up our family farm.
Looking forward to seeing you in 2021, and have a wonderful Christmas season!
Wow! So many folks have been out to the tree farm early to find their tree. There must be something special about getting a fragrant, real tree in the house when people are spending lots of time together at home.
Our opening weekend is still on schedule for Friday-Sunday after Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your time together during this holiday season!
The Tenneson Family
We are open Friday through Sunday from Thanksgiving until Christmas! This is the perfect year to get the tree up and cozy-in for comforting time with family. Real trees provide moisture in the air during this dry, Minnesota season, and act as a natural air purifier.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
The Tenneson Family
Christmas 2019 is done, and the tree farm is having its time of rest. So what do we do now? Well, for the months of January through March we have a nice breather. The boys and I spend a lot of time walking through the trees all winter. We watch for damage from rodents or deer, keep an eye on how last year’s newly planted trees are faring, and enjoy the slower pace.
Come March, though, stump grinding begins in earnest. All those trees you are enjoying now left behind stumps that need to be ground down before the mowers start up.
Until then, we will just enjoy the snowy days.
Have a wonderful 2020!