Construction of the new farmstand is still ongoing, and as such things will look a bit different to you, even on a daily basis. Thanks for bearing with us as we get the parking lot paved this weekend, and
just be prepared to be creative and patient as we work to make room for our construction crew, our Christmas crew and of course you.
Last weekend we had our tree deliveries. 3 and a half trucks over 4 days, plus a few more here and there. We are pleased to offer fragrant Balsam Fir and needle-retentive Frasier Fir in wide variety of shapes and sizes from 2 feet to 12, and more.
The bulk of our trees come from farmers we have known for decades in New Brunswick. This year we are also pleased to have a small selection of Scotch pines, live and potted Colorado Blue and Dwarf Alberta Spruce, and some North Carolina grown Frasier Fir. We got a few of thee last year and were very pleased with the quality, so we brought in more this year just to give you another option.
We are also pleased to have more “Fralsam” trees this year. This silver-blue premium tree has been growing in popularity as combining the look and lasting ability of Frasiers with the fragrance of Balsams.
We are a full service tree sales force. We give your tree a fresh-cut, carry it to your vehicle, and tie it down with our own twine as part of our service. For a small charge, we will wrap the tree in netting to help you fit it through your home and to aid in carrying.
Our walls and tables in the greenhouse are packed with wreaths as well. All sizes are available plain and decorated up to 48″ diameter. We have many types of roping and garland to choose from for your lamppost, mantle or doorway. We usually assume 6′ for a mantlepiece, 15′ to wrap a lamppost or a single door, 30′ for a larger door.
Even if you feel you aren’t quite ready to dive fully into the holidays yet, consider stopping in this weekend to get a feel for what is new in decorating this year. Join us for a little local shopping this Small Business Saturday or come by for our special Sunday Evening Open House, when Santa will even be around.
Teri sent out an email about it earlier this week, the highlights of which are below. But it never hurts to make sure you are getting our emails to stay updated. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to add you to the list.
From the desk of Teri:
On Sunday November 27th from 5 till 7pm, we will be hosting our Open House! Bring your family and friends and celebrate the kickoff to Christmas season with us.
We will have a bunch of great things going on, including the following:
– Pictures with Santa! From 5pm until 7pm. Bring your cameras!
– Santa will read “The Night Before Christmas” around 6pm.
– Decorating Workshop with Melodie and Dianne – starting at 5:15 – learn how to make your holiday decorations pop this year, plus a how-to on creating your own winter greens arrangement! Don’t miss it!
– Richard Kesner and his Euphonium Trio will be playing festive music all night!
– Refreshments will be served, as well as hors d’oeuvres from our local restaurant partners!
– Linda from T’Art will be sampling and showing you how easy it is to make your favorite holiday tarts!
– Win our great door prizes!
Thank you all for a wonderful season, and best wishes for these holidays and the coming year. Enjoy these photos of Fall at Volante’s and see you down here as soon as 9 am tomorrow for all your holiday season decoration needs.
To kick off the Christmas decorating season right, we invite you to join us for a special evening at Volante’s.
The trim a tree shop will be in full swing, offering refreshments and live music while you shop.
Linda from T’art will be sampling holiday tarts. There will be door prizes as well.
We will offer tours of this years newest products and demos of the hot new trends in decorating and lighting for the holidays.
To top it off, Santa is coming to visit. So if you have some little ones who have been itching to ask the big man in the red suit for something special in person, here is your chance. Don’t forget to bring a camera to catch the special meeting for posterity!
It has been a few weeks since we shut down for the produce season and it is clear we have been missed. Despite the travails created by the construction project on the corner, plenty of customers have been stopping by to check in and see what we are up to.
The building is really starting to coalesce. When you come down this holiday season you will be surprised by both the size and progress of the building. And you can start next week, the day after Thanksgiving, when we reopen.
We have spent the past two weeks breaking down the produce market and transforming it into a winter wonderland. We will be operating out of the Greenhouse again this season, with trees for sale out front and wreaths, greens, garland, lights, pointsettias, and all sorts of deco and trim a tree products on the inside.
Out in the field we have been cleaning up the final remnants of the produce season. There is still a bit of lettuce and broccoli that we are sharing with the deer at this point, but not much else. This weeks harvest consisted of a heavy haul of winter berry branches and rose berries. We also started collecting white pine brush. We’ll have all these bunched and ready for your decorating needs by the end of next week. We have been splitting firewood and bundling it, so in the case it does ever cool down to seasonal temperatures you can have a toasty fire crackling away.
Trees will be arriving beginning this Friday, and we will spend the weekend unloading, unwrapping and tagging them.
The biggest change you will notice right away on your next visit is a newly designed parking lot. The construction team has been working on re-grading the parking lot this week and the plan is to have it paved right before Thanksgiving. The entrance has been moved further down Forest Street, away from the intersection with Central. There is an additional entrance going in along Central Avenue. So take your time on the approach as traffic patterns will have changed.
If you are starting to plan your post-dining shopping plans for next week, note that our holiday open house will be Sunday night Nov 27 from 5-7 pm. Refreshments, door prizes, music and even a visit from Santa. More on this to come, check back here next week.