Camelot Christmas Tree Farm – Focus Friday Ep. 84

Camelot Christmas Tree Farm – Focus Friday Ep. 84


Hi I’m Jason Fowler senior loan officer
with Compass Mortgage and today I’m at Camelot Christmas tree farm where my
family and I have had the pleasure of cutting down a Christmas tree for years
now and just wanted you come check them out. Hi! I’m Colette Weese, I am the
daughter of the owners of Camelot Christmas tree farm which is just south
of DeKalb. So Camelot got started by my parents coming up with the idea to have
a Christmas tree farm and use some of the land that wasn’t great for farming
because it was rocky. So my dad decided that we would start planning Christmas
trees on it and the idea was that myself and my brothers would work on the farm
and then we would get our college paid for by the money that came in from the
Christmas tree farm. In the fall we start getting ready for our preparations of
the farm opening so we bake thousands of cookies that are a secret recipe and
that sometimes we wonder if our customers are coming for the cookies or
the trees. We open the first Friday after Thanksgiving. So usually it
takes about 10 years to grow short needle tree to harvesting height and we
started planting in 1989 and the first year that we allowed people to cut from
the farm was 1994. We love seeing all the families that come each year we
actually have families that have been with us for 25 years. They have been with
us since the beginning it’s been neat to watch their kids go from babies to high
school and we even have some that are coming back with their children now. It’s
really fun we all take great pride in being part of people’s holiday
traditions and we are honored that they choose to come out to our farm and
make us a part of that. My dad’s always big on saying it’s not about picking the
perfect tree but to create the memories you know you don’t remember what the
tree looks like year to year but you remember your experience and finding it.
If you’re looking for a unique and enjoyable experience cutting down your
own Christmas tree with your family we would love for you to visit us at
Camelot Christmas Trees! I hope you enjoyed this week’s episode
of our Focus Fridays. If you’ve missed any of our other episodes be sure to
check us out on YouTube and do not forget to subscribe. You can also visit
our website at compmort.com. Thank you so much for watching.

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