Countdown to Christmas
Smolak Farms is counting down to Christmas with our 12 Days of Christmas Promotions!
Starting today (12/13) and running through December 24, we will be releasing a daily special!
Make sure you check our Facebook and Instagram every morning for our daily promotion!
Today’s Christmas Countdown Promotion is . . .
25 % OFF Holiday Candles, Holiday Soaps and Holiday Candies!*
*This offer runs through December 24, 2017!
Holiday 2017 Hours
Christmas Eve (Sunday): 7 am – 12 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Day after Christmas (Tuesday): 7 am – 5 pm
New Years Eve (Sunday): 7 am – 1:00 pm
New Years Day (Monday): Closed
January 2 (Tuesday): 7 am – 5 pm
Pre-Cut Tree Lot Open Daily from 8am – 5 pm. (Our Choose and Cut Tree Farm is closed for the season.)
American Doll Party: Dec 16th & 17th
Tea with Mrs. Claus: Dec 17th
Cookie Decorating every Friday in Dec from 10 am – 12 pm
Santa’s Workshop: Dec 16th & 17th
2017 Christmas Tree Shortage
Here is piece from WCVB Channel 5 Boston:
Americans getting ready to pick out the perfect Christmas tree may want to bring a little extra cash with them this year.
A shortage of local trees in several U.S. states is likely to make prices rise and the window to find a good tree much smaller.
Locally the Christmas Tree supply has been affected by the drought last year and we expect that the affects of this will be felt for several years forward.
The smaller supply is expected to hike prices by as much as 10 percent during the holiday rush, we have however, kept our prices the same as last year.
There is a touch of an under supply,” National Christmas Tree Association spokesman Doug Hundley told Newsweek. “If you’re a last-minute shopper, your particular retailer may sell out a week early this year, depending on where you’re shopping.”
Recent droughts and wildfires in growing states may keep the tree shortage going until 2025. The study noted that the number of Christmas trees being planted across the country has also dropped dramatically; falling from 5.6 million in 2010 to 3.7 million in 2015.
So when should you start shopping for a Christmas tree?
Exporters and tree sellers are recommending people beat the Christmas rush this year and buy early.
We suggest Christmas shoppers buy their tree between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1 to get the best selection and avoid a last-minute price hike.
“We do have confidence people will be able to find a real tree, but they should shop early,” said Hundley .
Holiday Pie Orders
The holidays are right around the corner!
Make sure you get your pie orders in!
· Apple crumb
· Fruit of the Forest
Order your Christmas pie by 12/22.
Do you know there are 5 ways to get your order in?
☎ – 978.682.6332, ext. 0
️ – in our farm stand – we are open everyday from 7 am – 5 pm
A Message from Michael Smolak
Halloween is around the corner and the apple season is winding down.
Apple crops are cyclical, meaning one year is heavy and the next year lighter.
We had a very heavy crop last year and most of New England had a light crop last year.
This year our crop was very good – but lighter. That means, if we are lucky, our crop should be heavy next year.
Now we are on to Thanksgiving and Christmas – and boy have we got a lot of things planned!
Our pies are the only ones made entirely from scratch from my sister, Eileen’s recipes. No one made them better than her!
Our Christmas postings will be online soon and we have a full schedule of events from our Christmas Tree Lighting to visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
This is in addition to Choose- and- Cut Christmas Trees to all the trimmings that come with it.
Oh, just so you get an idea of how this goes, we planted 4,000 Christmas Trees this spring and another 2,500 trees are being planted now.
This is to help make up for losses due to the drought last year.
A Message from Michael Smolak
We made it through Columbus Day Weekend – although there were times we were fairly wet!
This does impact our business significantly when we have rain, so we look forward to next sunny weekend.
I also think of Columbus Day as the hump for the busy season.
Our apple orchards have plenty of apples. We will have pole pickers available this weekend for those hard to reach apples.
You might have to walk a bit further, or stretch a bit higher, but the supply is still quite good.
While there are many apples available, our more popular and rare varieties have been picked totally.
Through the course of the busy weekends, it is difficult to know exactly what varieties are available and the current inventory. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our busy season.
We are excited this year to have Smolak Farms’ Not-So-Scary Monster Safari Hayrides which is geared to an audience that want to be child friendly. The hayrides start this weekend and run to October 29.
So again, thanks for your patience, and look forward to welcoming you back.
And mostly, thanks you for helping us to be a part of the community and keeping our farm viable.
A Message from Michael Smolak
On behalf of myself and the staff of Smolak Farms, would like to thank all of our customers for the patronage and their patience.
We are very lucky to have a very good apple crop and the weather has been by and large favoring us.
As growth has occurred, it has brought on new sets of challenges and we are facing them as we go along.
The September and October months have a whole different life to them and we try to manage it as best as we can. In spite of our best efforts, we do have long lines and some information issues. We appreciate your patience as we try to train our employees as best as we can.
It is not a perfect system, but almost every day, customers and neighbors thank myself and my staff for being here and those words fall on very fertile ears.
It is you, the customer, neighbor, employee, family or friend that has allowed us to be here and it is with humble gratitude that we all thank you, for without you, we also would not be here.
– Michael Smolak
Watch Smolak Farms on Chronicle!
The episode will air at 7:30 pm EST on September 28.
You can watch the segment when it airs on WCVB Channel 5 or livestream it here.
Smolak Farms is Hiring!
We have a variety of full time, part time and seasonal positions available perfect for students, mothers and retirees!
Enjoy the pleasure of working on a year round, fully operating farm!
Bakers + Donut Makers
Weekday Farm Stand Cashier (possible Mothers’ Hours)
Festival Food Court Attendants (weekends)
Candy/Caramel Apple Makers (weekday afternoon + evenings)
Festival Workers (weekends)
Tour Guides (weekdays)
Tractor Drivers (weekdays)
Please email email@example.com to learn more!
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