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Farmers Gear Up For Brisk Christmas Tree Sales


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CHESTERFIELD (CBS) – The smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree is a big part of the attraction when people go to Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm in Chesterfield, New Jersey to cut one down.

But many people picking one out Wednesday tell Eyewitness News the memories that linger after the smell is gone are what’s more important.

“When my boys were little I brought them here,” says Marietta Violi of Hamilton, who took her grown sons and her grandson there to pick out and cut down a tree.

“Brings back a lot of memories,” says Violi.

John Benton started the farm in 1986, its ten acres with about a thousand trees per acre.

Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and Canaan Fir grow in varying heights and widths. Prices range from about $42 to about $100.

Benton hopes for good weekend weather since larger crowds come then, but the farm is open seven days a week.

Reported By: Robin Rieger, CBS 3


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