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Showvaker's Quality Evergreens Tree Farm
For years, Showvaker's Quality Evergreens has been serving you and your family the finest fresh cut Christmas trees. From our humble beginnings working out of a small shed, you have trusted us to be a part of your holiday tradition and we would like to offer our most sincere thanks! This year marks our 26th season, so many of our customers who first came here as young children are now returning with children of their own. As we welcome a second generation of families, we hope you will see that it is our goal to make it a fun, memorable experience for your entire family. We look forward to seeing you - both old friends and new ones alike!
ARE PETS PERMITTED?
Our furry friends are permitted provided they are leashed at all times, including those small enough to be carried. Please abide by leash request for ALL pets - don't be the person that messes it up for everyone!
Can we do professional photos at your farm?
Personal photos while you are visiting, taken with a cell phone for instance, are encouraged. Professional photographers need to schedule an appointment and meet other qualifying criteria (insurance, for example). See the above links for details and to schedule a time.
can i bring my chainsaw, saws-all, battery saw etc?
Power saws of any size or type are NOT permitted. If anything runs the saw other than your elbow, leave it at home!
when is santa there?
Dec 12/13 was the final weekend for 2020 Santa visits.
are masks required?
Per the county health department, masks are required outdoors when you cannot stay 6' from other families. You MUST wear a mask in the pre-cut tent, while waiting in line (even outdoors), in the gift shop, and in the shaking/baling/pickup area. PLEASE help us stay compliant so we can continue to serve you!
are you still open for cutting trees?
Fields are now closed. The precut tent will continue to be stocked with our own fresh-cut trees. Many sizes, varieties, and price ranges available. Remember - our promise is our fresh cut trees will last as well as a tree you cut yourself.
At Showvaker's Quality Evergreens, we have always strived to provide both quality products AND a place for families to gather and make memories. We want to make choosing a tree a fun and memorable experience for the entire family, especially the kids, and we hope to keep that tradition alive this and every year for a long, long time. We know there are many options out there for places to take your family. We want you to LOVE your experience!
We can't wait to see you at the farm!
Feel free to Drop Us A Line if you have any questions at all!
Features At Showvaker's
A Word about Pre-Cut Trees
Buying your precut tree at a Christmas tree farm is not the same as buying from a box store or pop-up lot. Why? Because tree farmers know their product and how best to care for it. Plus we plan to be here for years to come- we won't risk selling an inferior product. Box stores often sell trees for convenience and they may sit in unhealthy conditions for weeks. Pop up lots may not always be concerned about future customers since they may not plan to return next year (this is not to say there aren't reputable vendors in this market). Another advantage a tree farmer has is the ability to cut trees as needed, keeping them at the peak of freshness. When you buy your fresh cut tree from us you can rest assured it's going to last as well as one you've cut yourself - that's our promise.
Let It Snow (or rain)
Whatever the weather we will have plenty of our own trees, pre-cut and ready for you. We are setting up a 60' x 100' tent so that you can stay dry and choose your Christmas tree from the area's largest selection of fresh cut trees even when Mother Nature is not cooperating. Most varieties & sizes (up to 15') will be available. All you need to do is point to the one you want and our staff will do the rest!
Share Your Thoughts
We do our very best to serve the many families that visit us each year and provide a fun, festive atmosphere to make life-long memories. We would love it if you shared your positive experience on Google or Facebook.
We are human though, so if we ever miss the mark, we would appreciate your constructive suggestions and a chance to make things right first. You can email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artificial Tree Health Alert
A 2004 study published in the Journal of Environmental Health concluded that artificial trees may pose an exposure to lead. Lead is often used as a stabilizer in PVC products, including plastic trees. As the tree ages, it sheds lead dust. Lead is a known to cause serious health problems and the danger is sufficient that California requires a warning label. The study recommends wearing gloves while handling the faux foliage and preventing contact of young children with the tree.
Looking for a tree 10' or over? This is the place! We have lots to choose from in our fresh-cut area, or you may cut your own. There are trees in the field at tall as 18 feet!! We are happy to assist with these monster trees, but we appreciate your understanding that we may not be able to do so during peak hours. If you have selected a tree a little too big to handle on your own, please tag it and arrange to pick up during the week when we have staff on hand to assist. Also keep in mind that trees in excess of 14' may not be able to be baled or drilled.
Use bows! Red, gold, silver, plaid, or whatever fits your style, ribbons and bows are an inexpensive way to add instant holiday color. You can tie bows to practically anything to add a merry touch to every room. Add a bow to a wreath or basket handle, tie to garlands, use as the topper on your Christmas tree, or stream ribbon around other festive items for an easy center piece. After the season, simply rewrap ribbon. To keep bows in good shape for next year, fill the loops with a piece of tissue paper (or use discarded wrapping paper) and pack in a plastic tote.
Tell us what you think
If something didn't meet your expectations, please let us know - your constructive suggestions help us improve. Email us at email@example.com
If you had a great time we'd love it if you would share your positive review on Facebook or Google.
Don't miss the Kid's Corner with fun games! Click on the Family Fun Link above.
Military & Senior Day
This year Nov 30-Dec 3 are the days set aside to thank our military and seniors. Let the cashier know for a discount on your tree purchase.
Share Your Pics!
Share a favorite pic of your family at our farm, then keep an eye out - you just may see it in our gallery!
It's no secret that everyone LOVES our complimentary hot, spiced cider. But did you know you can use Aspen Mulling Spices for some other delicious treats. Check out these recipes courtesy of Brand Castle.
4 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
12 oz apricot nectar
2 c apple cider
1 c orange juice
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1/4 c Aspen Mulling Spices
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients and heat to boiling. Lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Spicy Scone Butter
1 stick butter, softened
1 TBSP Aspen Mulling Spice (or more to taste)
Place softened butter in a small mixing bowl. Add Aspen Mulling Spice and beat at high speed until light and fluffy. Delicious on muffins or warm bread!
12/17 Update: Dec 12/13 was the final weekend for Santa visits!
Santa Claus is coming! As with everything this year though, it's with a few changes. He will only be here the first three weekends of the season rather than all four. His hours are 11a-3p on Nov 28/29, Dec 5/6, Dec 12/13. Be prepared to wear a mask, skip the lap-sitting and/or meet him outdoors. This is new territory and we are still working out the details. During his off-hours, kids can leave letters in his personal mailbox.
Free gift coupon
To find and print the free gift coupon, click on page link above called 'Coupons' or on the button below. Print and present to the cashier with your tree purchase for a tree disposal bag.
Trees as Stress Relief
Using a real tree may have a positive effect on your health! The presence of plants in our everyday life has been shown to have a connection to our physical and mental wellbeing. Research has shown that being around plants can have helpful influences on humans, including lower blood pressure and reduced muscle tension (Relf 1992). The logical assumption is that a real tree in one's home likely has the same ability as plants to induce a positive feeling. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, wouldn't a little stress relief be welcome in most homes?
Click the "Tree Guide" link above to read about how trees grow, see descriptions of different tree varieties, and learn more about Christmas trees.
Hot Cocoa & Cider
This year our famous cocoa and cider will be served from a stand outdoors! Our aim is to provide elbow room inside for shopping. Please wear a mask indoors and while waiting in line outside to keep us compliant in Carroll Co. Thanks!
Wagon Wheel Cafe
Just one more change for 2020...we will not be serving prepared food this year. The Wagon Wheel Cafe will be open with a pre-packaged assortment of snacks, sodas, water, and Kimes' refreshing apple cider (while it lasts). Complimentary cocoa and warm, spiced cider will be served from a stand near the gift shop.