Organic Christmas Trees: Make it An Outing!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 10:31 AM
The following is information about, as far as I know, the only organic Christmas tree farm that you can go and cut your own tree near Chicago. Well, relatively near, about 1 hr. 40 minutes.
But it's so worth it! We went last year and had a blast. And I felt much better knowing that I wasn't bringing all of those poisonous pesticides into my home.
Here is the info:
"Ben's Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Farm - follows organic methods, 6 to10 ft. Fir Christmas trees. Largest selection of tall Cut Your Own Fraser fir trees in northern Illinois. All trees organically grown. Pesticides are not used, free tractor rides; free hot chocolate and coffee in warming barn. Donuts also available. Free shaking and netting of trees. Fresh, handmade Fraser fir wreaths, garlands and boughs. Craft shop. Table top trees available. New no hassle 1-? gallon tree stand guaranteed to stand your tree straight and stable in less than one minute. Saws and twine provided.
On Wooster Street (Capron Road) 1 mile south of Capron, IL. Phone:[masked]-3227. Email: treefarm@gmail. com. Directions: Take I-90 (Northwest Tollway) west to US Rte. 20 (Marengo Exit); West on 20 (left) to IL Route 23; North (right) on 23 to Rte. 14 (in Harvard); North (left) on Rte. 14 for one mile to to Rte. 173 West (left) on Rte. 173 about 7 miles to Wooster Street (also called Capron Road) in Capron; South (left) on Wooster Street (Capron Road) 1 mile to the farm. Click here for Directions, Dates & Deals Open: 7 days a seek starting November 23. November 23 and weekends, 9am to 4:30 pm; weekdays 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
U-Choose & Cut your own: Choose & Cut Balsam, Douglas, Fraiser, Concolor, FIRS, White Pines, Scotch Pines, Red Pines and more."