Buy locally in WNY: Christmas trees & more

by Connie Oswald Stofko

branch of Christmas tree with ornament
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

I just received this reminder: You can buy Christmas trees grown right here in Western New York.

“Purchasing a local tree is easy and affordable, and it helps support our local agriculture industry,” said Cassandra Skal, Agriculture Program coordinator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County.

You can also purchase meat, including hams, turkeys and lamb, from local producers. For details on where you can get farm products, check out the Chautauqua Grown directory here.

See more farm products at FreshLocalWNY.

Many local greenhouses and garden centers make their own wreaths using locally grown boughs. For homegrown poinsettias, check out Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses.

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