We started planting Christmas trees when we moved to our Rockwood farm in the Spring of 1997. Every year since then we have planted hundreds of new trees… spruce, fir and pine.. In 2004 our first trees were ready to sell and we put our “Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree” sign out on the road and hoped for the best.
That first Christmas 30 families came to cut trees, and we served hot cider to them in our little rickety lean-to. Many of the 2004 families still come get their tree here as part of their Christmas tradition… and ours!
Today the lean-to has been replaced by a beautiful timber-frame building we call the Shoppe……and many more families come to our farm for their Christmas trees! We have lots of saws and some sleds for people to cut an bring their tree back. We also have Ontario-grown pre-cut Christmas trees and some wreaths. Because of a North American Christmas tree shortage, our suppliers of pre-cut trees have limited quantities and increased prices. We have also implemented modest price increases for cut-your-own trees; but Scots pine remain at $45.
Much remains the same here at Madeira Farms since we sold our first trees in 2004. We still put out the same “Cut-Your-Own” sign and hope for snow. We still get excited when people come and when a family returns from the fields carrying the perfect tree.
So…. Whether you want to cut your own pine, a fir or spruce, or buy a pre-cut tree ….. at Madeira Farms you won’t just be looking for a Christmas tree….you’ll be making a memory! Come for a visit. Take a walk in the snow on our lovely farm. “The perfect” Christmas tree will be waiting for YOU!!
Karen Madeira and Pete Williams