you plan to purchase a live tree this year, please consider
purchasing one from a local farm, non-profit community organization,
or local merchant. The MegaMarts are great for toothpaste and
TP, but please help support local businesses and organizations first
and keep the money right here in So. Md.
Did you know ... The Christmas tree is a
German tradition, started as early as 700 A.D. In the 1800s the
tradition of a Christmas tree was widespread in Germany, then moved
to England, and then to America through Pennsylvanian German
Zekiah Farms 5235 Bryantown Road
Also features fresh apples, meat and squash, plus a Farm Store and
Potomac Heights VFD
73 Glymont Road
Indian Head, MD
41370 Friendship Court
Hours: Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Directions: From Rt. 235. head west onto Friendship School Rd. (in Oakville), Go
8/10 mile, right onto Friendship Ct., 2nd farm on right.
27118 Queentree Road
Email: nanlav (at) tqci.net
Hours: noon ‘til dusk.
Directions: Rt. 235 to East on Oakville Rd. (located about 2.5 miles South of
Rt. 5/235 split). Go 0.4 miles to right on to Queentree Rd., farm is 1 mile on
right (just past the “Christmas Tree Farm” sign).
Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm
13290 Cedar Hill Place
Email: middletonfarm (at) comcast.net
Hours: Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Directions: From Rt. 301, head south on Rt. 5 for 2.57 miles, turn left onto
Cedar Hill Pl. and follow signs.
Quail Field Farm
38161 New Market Turner Road
Hours: 8 a.m. - dusk, seven days a week.
Directions: From Route 5, headeast on Route 6 (New Market Turner Rd). Farm will
be approximately 1 mile on the right.
420 East Bay Front Road
Email: frgouin (at) erols.com
Hours: By appointment only.
Directions: North of Rt. 298, 2 miles east of Rt. 2.
The Pines Farm
16900 Magruder’s Ferry Road
Hours: daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Directions: From Waldorf, north on 301 to Cedarville Rd. about 5 miles, turn
right onto Brandywine Rd., proceed 3 miles to left onto Croom Rd., go 2 miles,
right onto Magruder’s Ferry Rd., first driveway on left.look for sign on left.
look for sign on left.
Tanner’s Enchanted Forest
14300 Baden Westwood Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
Hours: Weekends, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Directions: From Beltway, south on Route 5, 8 miles to Brandywine Rd., left on
Brandywine Rd. 8 miles, left on Baden Westwood Rd., ¾ miles, look for sign on
Troop 1782 Christmas Tree Sale Mechanicsville Lions Club Pavillion
The Friends & Families of Boy Scout Troop 1782 will be selling Christmas trees
to benefit the Troop. Trees will be sold @ the Mechanicsville Lions Club
Pavillion in the 235 median across from Flora Corner. Trees of different variety
and size will be offered. Trees will be sold till Christmas. Lot hours: M-F:
5:30pm - 9pm ; Sat & Sun: 10am-9pm. All profits go directly to the benefit of
the boys of Troop 1782.
The Md. Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) has tips for picking the perfect holiday
tree. Everyone loves a beautifully decorated tree during the
holidays -- however if you don’t choose the right one, you may find
yourself cleaning up fallen needles before you hang the first
ornament! DNR’s Forest Service offers several tips for finding a
healthy, long-lasting tree.
Look them over before you make your purchase.
When the season has ended,
be sure to recycle your tree.
Each County offers a recycling program.
Did you know... Ancient Celtic priests would collect mistletoe from their holy oak tree
and offer some as a sacrifice to the gods. Some would be hung up during a
ceremony in which people would stand under it and kiss, showing an end to
their old grievances with each other.