A few guidelines for cutting a tree:
- After the first few weekends, call ahead to ensure the farm has not sold out for the season.
- Saws are usually provided, but bring proper footwear and gloves.
- Prices for cut-your-own tree tend to start around $60. Real estate around here is expensive, and the farms need to stay afloat!
- Many of these farms also sell pre-cut trees, which are typically shipped in from other states or Canada.
Farms and Dates for 2017
Baiting Brook Meadow Farm, Framingham
call for dates and hours
Dowse Orchards, 98 N. Main (Rt 27) Sherborn
Opens approx. Dec 17, no pre-tagging
Free trailer ride, campfire, free cider, crew can cut your tree
Hopestill Farm, 117 Mill, Sherborn
Tagging starts Nov 3, usually sold out by Dec 3.
Appointment needed except Nov 24-26 or Dec 2-3 (508) 653-5421
Tagged trees can be cut as late as Dec 17.
All trees $60
Ellsworth Christmas Tree Farm, 246 School St, Northboro
Opens Nov 24 daily
Hot cider, barn shop. Leash-pet friendly.
Santa picture mid-day Sat/Sun Nov 25/26 and Dec 2/3
Sleighbell Christmas Tree Farm, 130 Whitins Rd, Sutton
Fri/Sat/Sun from Nov 24 until sold out
Hay wagon ride, cocoa, fire pit, gift barn with train running through
Vandervalk Farm, 25 Lovell St, Mendon
Opens Fri, Nov 24 daily
Free warm cider and cinnamon grahams. Christmas barn with holiday goods for sale. They also make and sell wine from their own blueberries. All choose-and-cut trees $75.
Pell Farm, Soap Hill Rd, Grafton
Nov 24 and Sat/Sun through Dec 16
Highfield Plantation, 44 Fay Mountain Rd, Grafton
Opens Nov 24, then Sat/Sun until sold out
Warm cider and graham crackers
Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm, 149 Whitman St, Stow
Opens Sunday, Nov 19, see website for full schedule
Free hot cocoa, candy canes, coloring books and crayons. Cider, apples, cider donuts and pies available next door at Honey Pot Apple Orachard. Leash-pets welcome.
Star of the East Christmas Tree Farm, 15 Dewitt Rd, Sutton[Closed for 2017 season to allow more growth of trees]
[Wagon ride to and from the field, you cut or “elves” will cut it.]