As we hope for a winter snow storm, I thought I'd re-post this blog post about Battendeld's Christmas Tree Farm I wrote last December. I like to see snow on the ground before I chop down my Christmas tree though so I will have to wait until next week.
I decided it would be fun to choose and cut our Christmas tree this year, and a friend recommended Battenfeld's Christmas Tree Farm in Red Hook. It was easy to get to as it is right on Route 199. We parked the car, borrowed a saw at the office for $10 deposit, and were given brief instructions, and drove up the hill to pick out our Christmas tree. It was a bone-chilling 20F and my husband was very eager to use the saw, so it only took us 5 minutes to choose our tree, and took about 60 seconds to chop it. Timber! We hoisted it on top of the car, and went back to the main office area to get it prepped for its new home. All trees cost $55 including tax. I think it is definitely the best Christmas tree we have purchased since moving to the Hudson Valley 7 years ago. The guys at Battenfeld's were very cool, and did a great job securing the tree to the top of the car. It didn't even budge on the ride of the Kingston Bridge! Merry Christmas tree! Check out their website to check out there other events/offerings. Be sure to get there before 4pm too!