CAN YOU PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BUSINESS?
We are a cut your own Christmas Tree Farm with a handmade pottery (by one of the owners), handmade metal ware (made on site by the owner and our blacksmith),handmade gifts, fresh wreaths and centerpieces available in our gift shoppe. We also provide a unique up close experience with a working blacksmith shoppe, a campfire and many photo opportunities including pictures with Santa Claus.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THIS BUSINESS?
We were looking for an older home with land and came across a house built in 1760with land. We did not realize at the time it was a Christmas tree farm until right before settlement. We both love the outdoors and Christmas and decided to keep the farm going. We renovated the outbuildings, adding the wood shop, the blacksmith shop, gift shoppe and wreath pavilion. We continue to expand adding or updating things to provide folks with a unique experience while visiting our farm. We are recently started providing a venue for outdoor weddings and plan to renovate the barn for indoor events.
HOW DO YOU MARKET YOUR BUSINESS?
We primarily market our business via the Internet (social media and websites) as well as word of mouth.
HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY, SUCH AS COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, IMPACTED ON HOW YOU CONDUCT BUSINESS?
It has made it easier for folks to find us. The majority of people find us via search.
HOW IMPORTANT IS SOCIAL MEDIA TO YOUR BUSINESS?