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19 Dec 2011

2011 Christmas Tree Season

Our 2011 Christmas tree season is a wrap! However, we have three beautiful balsam fir precuts left. They are 6 - 7 feet tall and are still very fresh. I have marked them down over 40% to $25.00 (taxes included). So if you haven't picked up a tree yet, don't delay and give us a call before they are all gone!

We would like to thank everyone who came to the farm and our helping hands for our best year ever. We met so many neighbors and people from all over the City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough County. We had people from Nova Scotia, some who were visiting from the U.S.A. as well as from parts of Europe! Of course we were very happy to see many returning faces and so many that promised we will see them again next year. We are looking forward to next year and will be working very hard all year to put together an even better year for 2012.

Don't forget to check back here for updates throughout the year as we are looking at putting together some activities during rest of the season. You can sign up to recieve our blog feed by entering your email address in the box at the bottom of any of our pages (Delivered by Feedburner). You can also send us an email to get on our mailing list to get special updates including our annual Christmas tree flier announcment. Just put "Sign me up for PCF news" in the subject line.

Once again, thank you for choosing Potash Creek Farms and


                                                           Merry Christmas!

8 Dec 2011

Potash Creek Farms hosts I.E. Weldon Secondary School

On December 16th we will be hosting Bill Morrow and Christy O'Neill's PALS class from I.E. Weldon Secondary School. This will be the third year that Potash Creek Farms has hosted students from Weldon. What a great tradition we are building! They usually get a large tree and put it up in the cafeteria to share with all. See you all soon... it will be fun to see you all again this year and enjoy the candy cane hunt!

Offering Great New Things This Weekend!

Note: this post originally posted on 8/12/2011 - we currently are not offering baked beans and we do not have any precuts for 2012.

This weekend, for the first time, we will be selling pre-cut trees to offer more choice and for those that are not up for trek through the field and the hauling back to your vehicle. The pre-cuts will be balsam fir and will be in the 5 - 7 foot range. All pre-cuts will be $45 including taxes. There are still lots of Norway and white spruce out in the field for cut-your-own.
Also, we will be introducing home made BBQ baked beans for those hungry bellies after hauling your tree in! Sit by the open fire and enjoy a bowl of beans and hot cocoa... it doesn't get any better! A serving of beans will be $3 or 4 servings for $10 so bring some extra change and top up before heading home. You will need the energy to set up the tree!

And of course, we have SNOW! There is a cover of white snow all over at the time of this post and the forecast suggests we will get another fresh dusting. Perfect for a tree hunt!

A couple more reminders:

We accept cash and check only for sales at the farm.

We still have some fresh hand made wreaths. We have had many compliments this year, thank you! Only $25.00 including taxes.

Here are a couple of fresh photos of the farm with the snow we received this week.


Growing more for you!

Typical Norway spruce - about a 20 foot tree!


Strolling through the trees....

27 Nov 2011

We Found a Beauty!!!

So we went out today and found our Christmas tree. What a beauty! It was raining out but today was the day and we headed out in search of the perfect tree. We found our tree at the back of the property and it didn't take long. It is about 8 foot tall... a white spruce.


We are very busy getting ready for opening weekend, which is Dec 3rd. Only six days away!

I expanded some trails today and we are going to have the tractor ready to haul your trees in this year. That is, if you choose to. Of course, you are always welcomed to haul it in yourself but we understand that not everyone is up to it. Especailly if you get one at the back of the field and there is two feet of snow! Just let us know and we will pick it up while you sip on some hot chocalate!

17 Nov 2011

Christmas is only 37 more sleeps away!

Time to plan for what weekend to choose and cut your tree before that schedule fills right up. We are busy getting ready for this season and the upcoming Santa Shuffle in Lindsay, Ontario! It's going to be so much fun... lets hope for great weather, especially snow! Snow would just top it off.... See the Events page for more details.

By the looks of our Christmas Tree Tradition survey, real trees are the most popular choice of our visitors at 54% of the vote. If you have never had a real tree, now is the time to make a change. There are many debates out there of fake versus a real tree but what I know is that nothing smells and looks quite like the real thing. Plus, you are making a choice to have something that absorbed carbon dioxides for 8 years or more as opposed to a fake tree that only produced more of it. The other great thing is to see how fallow farm land is transformed into a new environment, providing housing for all kinds of birds and animals. Why not make the switch? There is so much gratification in the whole experience of finding the perfect tree, harvesting it and setting it up in your home. Ask anyone who's tradition is a real tree and they wouldn't trade it for anything!

Here are some tips about harvesting a tree at our farm:

1. Bring you own saw if you like, or we will lend one to you! Some people even have "the traditional tree saw"!

2. Consider bringing a sled. Good for tired toddler or it might help pull the tree back to the car!

3. Bring tie downs/rope to secure your tree safely to your vehicle. We don't mind helping to load, but securing it is your responsibility ;)

4. You can bring your dog, as long as it behaves! Your dog is your responsibility and it must be friendly to other people, dogs and of course children.

5. Dress warm and wear suitable footwear. Paths to the field are cleared and sanded but winter can be slippery so please be careful!

Don't forget to pick up a wreath too (or two!). Hang one on each door or above windows for a very traditional look.

Looking forward to seeing new faces and those returning!

6 Nov 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to Potash Creek Farms! We are a cut your own Christmas tree farm in Omemee, Ontario. Please visit our other pages for information about our other products.

Below are a few images of our farm. Enjoy!