Hey there Hidden Pond Fans! Hidden Pond Tree Farm has made the news one again! We’re thrilled that the Bergen News has chosen to include Hidden Pond Tree Farm in their piece on local Christmas Tree farms here in New Jersey:
After chopping down an 8-foot Norway Spruce at Hidden Pond Tree Farm here today, state Department of Agriculture officials will bring it to the Market Street Mission in Morristown, an organization that ministers to the homeless in Morris County.
Christian Nicholson stands next to a tree that was cut Monday in a ceremony by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to herald the start of the Christmas tree selling season at Hidden Pond Tree Farm in Mendham.
Forget about the grand old Christmas tree that will adorn Rockefeller Center in Manhattan next month.
New Jersey has an extraordinary Christmas tree of its own … and it is tucked away in the heart of Mendham, New Jersey, at the end of West Field Road.
Just ask Christian Nicholson.
“Wherever you live in New Jersey, there is a Christmas tree farm close by to get the freshest, highest quality tree, while also enjoying a memorable day Photo of Secretary Fisher and Chris Nicholson cutting down a treeout with your family,” said Secretary Fisher. “By purchasing a Christmas tree from a New Jersey farmer, you are helping our state’s family farms remain viable and the agriculture industry to thrive, which has a direct impact on the health of the state’s economy.”
It has been a tradition that New Jersey’s Secretary of Agriculture visits the farm with the Grand Champion Christmas tree in the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association annual contest. Hidden Pond Farm’s Norway spruce, grown by Chris Nicholson, earned the title this year.
“This is our second year selling Christmas trees on this beautiful piece of property,” said Nicholson, who leases the 50-acre farm. “We grow Norway spruce almost exclusively since they are hardy trees that thrive without the use of pesticides.