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If you’re planning on purchasing a Christmas tree this year, you might be wondering about its environmental impact.  Betsy Franz’ recent blog post addresses some of the benefits of live, and particularly locally grown trees.  Here are some Boston-area cut-your-own tree farms, courtesy of PickYourOwn.org.  Call first to check hours & availability!

  • D.J. Hussey Farm – Choose and cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Roping, Christmas shop.
    20 Burgess Road, Townsend, MA 01469. Email: djhussey@comcast.net. Open: 12/25 to 12/24: weekends 9 am to 5 pm; weekdays, 3 to 6pm.
    Christmas tree varieties: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, White Pine.
  • Durkee Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    260 Foster Street, Littleton, MA 01460. Phone: 978-486-4580. Open: from 11/27-12/13, Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties: Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
  • Greenwood Tree Farm – Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    96 Dudley Road, Billerica, MA 01821. Phone: 978-667-5380. Fax: 978-663-4712. Email: Cardbee@aol.com. Open: 11/27-12/23, Thursday and Friday 12 pm to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
  • Hazen Tree FarmMinimizes chemical and pesticide use, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, trees tied, trees baled, saws provided, restrooms
    166 Lake Drive, East Hampton, MA 06424. Phone: (860) 267-4159. Email: Hazentreefarm@hotmail.com. Open: 11/27-12/24 (call for days & hours).
    Christmas tree varieties:  Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
  • Hopestill FarmCertified organic. Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws provided,
    117 Mill Street, Sherborn, MA 01770. Phone: (508) 653-5421. Email: farm@hopestill.com. Open: 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays after Thanksgiving, or weekdays by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties: White Spruce.
  • Houdes Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees bagged, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, Santa & carolers.
    169 Berlin Rd, Marlboro, MA 01752. Phone: 508-485-1609. Email: info@houdetreefarm.com. Open:  Hours,  special events, & coupons.  Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
  • The Tree Farm Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees baled, saws provided,
    421 Bolton Street (Route 85), Marlborough, MA 01752. Phone: 508-485-0683. Email: JillsTreeFarm@gmail.com. Open: 11/27-12/24, Friday-Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
    PreCut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.

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Maple Syrup Brunch!

Groundworks Somerville is hosting their second annual Maple Syrup Project Brunch Fundraiser this Saturday, Dec. 4th at the Independent in Union Square, Somerville. They say it better than I can:

Brunch will be served from 10am-4pm on Saturday and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Somerville Maple Syrup Project! The seasonal menu will feature maple-inspired offerings such as Maple sausage Belgian waffle, Maple pancake breakfast wrap with scrambled eggs and bacon, French toast with honey crisp apple compote, and much more.  Seating is limited so reservations are highly recommended! Call 617-628-9988 and identify yourself as a supporter of Groundwork Somerville and The Maple Syrup Project.

To learn more about the Maple Syrup Project, please click here.

To view a flier for this fundraiser event, please click MSP Brunch Flyer 2011.  Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word!

To RSVP and invite friends, please visit the facebook event here.

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