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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014

Our thanks go to all the families that made this year memorable. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the year is getting to know our customers as friends, neighbors and family. We appreciate the community of great people that share their tradition with us!

And here’s to all the generous hot chocolate sippers out there that helped us reach our goal of over $700 dollars for Doctors Without Borders – What a feat! Thank you all so much, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve at Maple Hollow Farm

December 24, 2014

Our white Christmas came a week earlier than we would have liked but that has not stopped the hardy families that keep their Christmas Eve traditions alive.  Thank you all so much for a wonderful season! Merry Christmas!Maple Hollow Farm in Snow

Maple Hollow Farm is Open!

December 13, 2014

CT Grown Pre-Cut Christmas TreesThe sun is finally shining!  We have a great selection of beautiful pre-cut balsam fir grown right here in Connecticut.  Some trees are over ten feet and have been growing for over 15 years!  And with the snow melted our selection of cut your own Christmas trees are looking great.  Still plenty to choose from!  Hope to see you soon!

Maple Hollow Farm’s Holiday Season is in Full Swing

December 3, 2014

Maple Hollow Farm Christmas ShopWe’re looking forward to a great first weekend of December!  This year the Christmas Shop is packed with hard to find ornaments and decorations. And just outside the doors, we have a fresh selection of our own handmade wreaths and Holiday greenery arrangements.

Maple Hollow Farm’s popular hostess baskets are also back, each featuring local products and a variety of themes.  The baskets come in a variety of sizes, are wrapped in clear plastic for transport and decorated with a bow to bring it all together.

See recent posts for more information on our trees and other offerings!



Maple Hollow Farm Gift Shop



Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

We hope everyone is enjoying a great day with their family!  Thank you all so much for keeping tradition alive with us this year.  We cannot wait to see you!  Here are few updates for the weekend’s Christmas tree cutting:

  • We have a beautiful selection of fir and spruce trees in several varieties.  And the blue spruce have kept their namesake color perfectly this year!
  • A fresh selection of Connecticut-cut Balsam Fir have just arrived, only days from their original cutting.  Some of them are nearing 11 feet for those looking for a room filler. It is nearly impossible to find pre-cut trees this fresh anywhere!
  • Our selection of handmade wreaths and decorative arrangements are being crafted entirely by us this year!  We’ve harvested winterberry, pine, spruce, and fir to create locally sourced wreaths and decor with an old world feel.

Handmade Pine and Balsam Wreath


Cut Your Own in CT – Snow or Shine!

November 25, 2014

Sounds more and more like it’s going to be a white Thanksgiving!  Every year more families join us for the day after Thanksgiving tradition of cutting their own Christmas tree. With the Nor’easter hype building, we will be sure to have extra hot chocolate on hand for Friday.   Once you get a warm drink, you can peruse our handmade selection of wreaths and holiday decorative arrangements created with materials grown right here on the farm.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone!

Handmade Wreaths at Maple Hollow Farm

November 18, 2014

It’s been a solid week of non-stop wreath making ahead of our opening day on Saturday November 22.  We’ve been busy gathering winterberry, collecting boughs, and crafting a mix of rustic Christmas wreaths that bring out the best of the season.

Wild Grapevine Holiday Wreath at Maple Hollow Tree Farm

We make our wild grapevine wreath from vines on the farm. Add some fresh picked pine and winterberry and you have an original wreath that can be re-used for any season.


Maple Hollow Farm Wreath Workshop

It gets pretty crazy prior to opening day!








Making Dark Days Brighter

November 2, 2014

Hanging Pocket Basket

November suddenly happens.  One day the leaves are gone.  Winter ushers out the sun an hour earlier, and on that first blustery night the wind roars through the scrape of bared branches, clouds clip past, and you can see the black of space through the hollowed out woods.

In the following days the green of fir trees is at its most welcomed best.  The winterberry shines from the wetlands and the colors left to winter are singular and bright.  This year we’ve tried hard to craft wreaths and holiday arrangements that come from the farm and speak to the season.  We’ll have handmade twig and evergreen wreaths, and arrangements that capture the classic feel of a New England December.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.




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Maple Hollow Farm Tree Makes it to the Top!

October 7, 2014

A 5′ white spruce from Maple Hollow Farm made it 129th and Broadway this week as part of the topping off ceremony for the new Lenfest Performing Arts Building at New York’s Columbia University.  While there are no wood beams, and therefore no tree spirits to appease as in the old days, the topping off ceremony celebrates the final beam of a new building.  What a ride! Just a week ago this spruce was sitting in a quiet field – surrounded by taller trees…Columbia_University_Topping_out_Ceremony

the first wreath

September 9, 2014

Just as the weekend heat went stiff by Sunday evening, we got our wreath workshop humming.  After seeing fields of blue spruce lit up under the moon this summer, we thought it would be cool to add these hard to find wreaths to the selection this year.


wreath workshopblue spruce wreath











Typically, you never see a spruce wreath, since most of the wholesale wreaths use Balsam greens.  But not only do the blue spruce practically glow at night, they smell just amazing!  We made a few practice wreaths early to see how well they hold up and how best to time their creation this fall.