We often note that buying local means buying fresh, and that maxim rings true when it comes to your Christmas tree. A locally cut tree has not sat on a truck or in a parking lot for … who knows how long … and won’t start dropping needles as soon as you get it home! So a local tree means a longer green tree!

The Cox family tree farm on Sawyer Road in Cape Elizabeth (the Old Farm Christmas Place) has acres of beautiful trees and a barn full of holiday decor including wreaths and greens – AND, they’ve opened for the season already! Check out the farm’s hours and offerings on www.oldfarmchristmas.com. You can tag your tree now to cut later – but don’t wait because they always sell out!