Grown Here at Home: Still looking for a Christmas tree? Where you can find one locally
Mark Woods is making sure the Fraser Firs are ready for you to come and take your pick.
He has trees from six feet all the way to 12. Mark gets his trees from other local farmers. They’re freshly cut every week, so you know you’re getting a good one.
"Buy local. When you buy local, I would say 90 percent of the money that you spend local, stays local. You buy it from me and I pay Mr. Clark for the trees, so it’s a give and take situation." Mark explained.
But make sure you once you get that fresh tree home, you give it plenty to drink.
"A fresh tree will drink a whole lot of water. Almost a gallon a day. So you have to keep an eye on them," Mark said.
Even with all the hustle and bustle of helping others get their trees for Christmas, Mark still made time to put up his own.
"Yeah, if I don’t do it now, it won’t happen! I put the lights on and I give them the bucket of ornaments and say, 'Go for it!' As long as I get my lights on there, my colored lights, gotta have colored lights, it’s all good,: he said.
Woods Farm is at 2921 Naff Road in Boones Mill. You can also pick up a tree in downtown Roanoke at the City Market, as well as the South County Farmers Market.