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Buy a Fresh and Local Christmas Tree This Year

PDF of the Tree Farm Directory

The holiday season is upon is and Oswego County Christmas tree farmers are ready to help you find the perfect tree! Big or small, narrow or round, you can find that tree that is just right for you on one of the many local tree farms.  Buying local not only supports Oswego County farm businesses, it also assures you have the freshest tree possible. Fresh cut trees smell better and keep their needles longer.

“If purchased locally, and displayed properly with plenty of water, most real Christmas trees have excellent needle retention. Many of our customers report few or no needles on the floor after several weeks in their homes. While most people enjoy the aroma of our farm fresh trees, we also grow a fragrance-free variety that is a favorite with people with sensitive noses,” explains Faye Beckwith from Beckwith Family Christmas Tree Station in Hannibal, NY. She continued “Real Christmas trees are the best choice for both the environment and the economy. Real Christmas trees are a renewable and recyclable resource. They are grown as a crop, by local farmers who provide jobs for others. Trees are harvested and replenished annually. As they grow, real trees absorb harmful carbons and produce fresh oxygen. “

Buying a fresh and local Christmas tree is also a great bonding experience for families. Beckwith commented “The experience of going to the farm to choose the perfect tree fosters family traditions and creates memories that last a lifetime. We have several four generation families who come annually to ride the tractor-drawn wagon to the fields - in search of the perfect tree.”          

Following is a list from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Oswego County of the tree farms in Oswego County. For more information on these farms, including phone number, tree varieties sold and hours of operation, call CCE at 315.963.7286 for their Oswego County Christmas Tree Farm directory or go online to www.thatscooperativeextension.org:

Austin Tree Farm - 221 Baldwin Rd., Volney
Beckwith Family Christmas Tree Station - 189 Mill St., Hannibal
Bis-Mar Farms - Co. Rte. 26, West Monroe
Chengerian's Tree Land – 84 Merritt Rd., Fulton
Darling's Christmas Tree Farm - 280 Blythe Rd., Hannibal
Emerald Mist Christmas Tree Farm - 1484 Rathburn Rd., Oswego
Finnerty Hill Tree Farm - 3750 Co. Rte. 17, Williamstown
Goodman’s Christmas Tree Farm – 460 Gilbert Mills Rd., Phoenix
Grace Farms - 78 Gunther Rd., Central Square
Granger's Christmas Tree Farm - 380 Tubbs Rd., Mexico
H & H Trees - 1430 Co Rte 28, Tinker Tavern Rd, Pulaski
Hemlock Haven Tree Farm - 460 Co. Rte. 22A (Ellisburg St), Sandy Creek
Leonard's Evergreens - 70 Dunham Rd., Hannibal
Spring Pond Farm - 3439 U.S. Rte. 11, Mexico 
Stoney Hill Acres  - 1685 St. Rte. 264, Phoenix
Three Season Farm - 429 Drybridge Rd., Mexico
Trust Nursery & Florist - 4347 U.S. Rte. 11, Pulaski

Oswego County is a rural county, with a prosperous agricultural community.  The diversity of land allows for the growth of a variety of agricultural products including onions, apples, meat, cheese, wine, maple syrup, honey, berries, plums, peaches, and a wide variety of vegetables. Within the county there are at least seven local farmers markets, with one open almost every day of the week. The agricultural community in this county generates $47.6 million in annual revenue from 657 farms.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County interprets, disseminates and delivers research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small business and communities.  The office at 3288 Main Street, Mexico, New York, is accessible to the physically challenged.  For more information about programming contact, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 315-963-7286 or thatscooperativeextension.org.

 

2014 Oswego County Holiday Farmers Market

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is pleased to announce we will once again be hosting the Oswego County Holiday Farmers Market. This year the market will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, as part of the “Christmas in Mexico” festivities, and will be open to the public at the Mexico VFW, State Route 3 (north of the village of Mexico) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up for the market will begin at 9 a.m.

This year there is a change to how the vendor spaces will be charged. If the vendor brings their own table, the cost is $18, however if the vendor needs a table provided for them, the cost is $30. As in previous years, lunch will be provided for all vendors as well as coffee and hot chocolate throughout the day. 

The Oswego County Holiday Farmers Market has become a very popular event, with over 500 customers visiting the market yearly! It is our hope that this year will be just as successful. All agricultural producers are welcome to participate, whether you are a veteran or are new to selling at farmers markets. Bring all farm raised or grown products and value added items that make great gifts. This is not a craft market, but value added goods are welcome and encouraged.

Space is limited in the VFW and a wide variety of agricultural products make the best possible market for customers.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out the enclosed registration form and return with payment to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County by Friday, November 21, 2014.  Only your completed registration form with payment will reserve your space, so do not delay and submit your form today!

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns, (315) 963-7286 ext. 203 or lkw39@cornell.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oswego County Harvest Guide is Available Online!

The second edition of the Oswego County Harvest Guide is now available online! Scroll down to start finding the freshest, locally grown food! If you would prefer a hard copy of the brochure, please call us at 315.963.7286 to have one mailed to you or look for it libraries, chambers of commerce and other businesses around Oswego County.

The completion of the new Harvest Guide was the first project of the newly hired Agriculture Economic Development Specialist, Lynnette Wright. She explains “the Oswego County Harvest Guide is a directory and map of Oswego County farms and where consumers can buy fresh, local food and agricultural products including fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs and maple syrup.” Wright continued “If you’re interested in learning more about where your food comes from there is no better way than to visit a farm and learn first-hand from the farmer!”

Use the Oswego County Harvest Guide to discover all the opportunities Oswego County Agriculture has to offer and unearth all the fresh and local harvest products available throughout the year. This guide will help you make plans to visit an agricultural producer in Oswego County. You can support and learn about local agriculture in a number of ways, including: touring a farm; picking your own fruit, pumpkins or Christmas tree; shopping at a farm stand; or buying local products at a farmers market. The Oswego County Harvest Guide contains over 50 local farms, ready to answer your questions and stocked with products grown and raised locally, in your backyard, Oswego County.
 
The Harvest Guide is brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County and your neighboring farmers with the support of the Oswego County Legislature.

To obtain a copy of the Oswego County Harvest Guide, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114, telephone 315-963-7286 or e-mail: lkw39@cornell.edu.

     
Now Available in Print & Online!    
Oswego County Harvest Guide  

There are 2 ways to search the Harvest Guide Online:
1. Search listings by Category & Farm Name

2. Search based on map location

Discover all the opportunities Oswego County Agriculture has to offer and unearth all the fresh and local harvest products available throughout the year. Use this guide to help you make plans to visit an agricultural producer in Oswego County.

Support & learn about local agriculture by:
  • touring a farm or shopping at a farmers stand
  • picking your own fruit, pumpkins or Christmas tree
  • buying local products at a farmers market

The Oswego County Harvest Guide contains over 50 local farms, ready to answer your questions and stocked with products grown and raised locally, in your backyard, Oswego County.

Brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County and your neighborhood farmers with the support of the Oswego County Legislature.

To obtain a copy of the Oswego County Harvest Guide,
call or stop by our office:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
3288 Main St.
Mexico, NY 13114
Ph: 315-963-7286

There are 2 ways to search the Harvest Guide Online:
1. Search listings by Category & Farm Name

2. Search based on map location

 

 

     
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