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Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

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It’s that time of year again! Family gatherings, delicious feasts, room full of laughter and that intense desire to DECORATE! I don’t know about you, but the very DAY after Thanksgiving, my husband knows to go straight to the garage and get the obviously red for reason storage bins down from the rafters! Why you ask? Well, because we’re getting our Christmas tree! My husband and I have made it a tradition for our little family to go to a “choose and cut” Christmas tree farm & hunt for a tree but not just ANY tree….the PERFECT tree. The one that will fill our living room with the fresh smell of pine, that will wear our family’s favorite ornaments, and shelter our gifts. There is nothing like finding “THE” tree, cutting it down, bringing it home, & having a night of decorating. 🙂 If you have never journeyed to a Christmas Tree Farm to cut down your own tree…it’s NEVER too late to start. (I HIGHLY recommend making this a memory to share with someone you love.) Below, I have listed several “Choose & Cut” Farms and for those who would rather select a pre-cut tree, no worries, I have listed a handful of Pre-Cut Christmas Tree farms as well! (My gift to you is a YUMMY salted caramel hot cocoa recipe  at the end! Enjoy)



Little Bear Tree Farm

960 Meadow Rd.

Alta, CA 95701

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From I-80 take the Alta Exit 146 and turn North on Alta Bonny Nook Rd. which turns right 1/4 mile from I-80 at the “Placer Grown” directional sign. Continue on Alta Bonny Nook Rd. 1/4 mile thru Alta and turn left on Alta Powerhouse Rd., also a “Placer Grown” sign, continue on Alta Powerhouse Rd. 3/4 mile to Meadow Rd. on your left and follow the signs 1/4 mile to the Christmas Tree Farm.

Operating Hours:
The farm opens for the 2014 season on November 22nd and will remain open thru December 22st. We are open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, when we close at 1:00 PM.

Features

  • Trees over 10 ft. available
  • Wreathes and Garlands For Sale
  • Free Candy Canes
  • Freshly cut trees of other species available
  • Christmas Gift Shop
  • Apple Cider/Refreshments


 

 Snowy Peaks

Christmas Tree Farm

30100 Foresthill Rd.

Foresthill, CA 95631

http://www.snowypeaksfarm.com

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Tree Farm phone 530-367-3766
Directions: Traveling east on Hwy 80; take the Foresthill Auburn Ravine Rd. exit, turn right at the top of the freeway ramp, travel 21 miles to the farm.

Open: Nov 25th – Dec 18th
Hours: 9:00 am until dusk daily

Trees to 25 feet; White Fir, Silvertip, some Scotch Pine and Douglas Fir.

  • Trees over 10 ft. available
  • Wreathes and Garlands For Sale
  • Picnic Area
  • Hay/wagon/tractor rides
  • Free Candy Canes
  • Free Coffee
  • Free garland/boughs
  • Apple Cider/Refreshments
  • Flame Retarding Available


 

Hootster Farms

7120 Sierra View Place,

Loomis, CA 95650

http://www.hootsterfarms.com/

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On 15 acres just outside of Granite Bay-Rocklin-Roseville area in Loomis, HOOTSTER FARMS has hundreds of trees to walk among and pick the best tree for your family! They have several varieties of trees ranging in height from 3′ to over 15′ tall.

Douglas Firs, Scotch Pines, Incense Cedars, Sierra Redwoods, and Monterey Pines available.

 

CASH & PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED

 

OPENS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014 through SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2014.

Hours of Operation:

Saturday & Sunday-  9am to Dusk

Friday- By Appointment Only



APPLE HILL

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Let us NOT forget all of the lovely Christmas Tree Farms located at Apple Hill! Follow the link below for a list of the farms open this year and the activities each Farm has to offer this season!

http://www.applehill.com/apple-hill-growers/christmas-trees/



 

Have fun selecting a Tree Farm & more important, your Christmas Tree! Put on some Christmas music, whip up some hot cocoa, and decorate away! Oh, and don’t forget the mistletoe! 😉

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Enjoy my FAVORITE recipe for Caramel Hot Cocoa!

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Caramel Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 Servings (recipe can easily be doubled)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk, preferably whole
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (I recommend Ghirardelli)*
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce, (your choice)
  • Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla marshmallows
  • Grated chocolate for garnish, optional
  • Caramel Sauce

Directions

  • Prepare caramel sauce according to directions listed and allow to cool slightly. Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once milk is warm, stir in chocolate chips and caramel, and cook whisking constantly until chocolate has melted. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm topped, topped with sweetened whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, drizzle each serving with 1 Tbsp caramel sauce and garnish with grated chocolate if desired.
  • *For a richer hot chocolate, you can use up to 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips and mix in more caramel sauce as well if desired.



 

These are just a few of the available Christmas Tree Farms in our area, but in the end it’s not where we go, it’s who we are with that makes the memory special.

Happy Holidays from The Rachel Adams Lee Group!

 

Don’t forget, if you or a friend are looking to buy, sell, or invest I am always here to assist with any Real Estate needs! You can e-mail info@racheladamsleegroup.com.

 

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