Hanscome’s Tree Farm
There’s nothing quite like picking out your own tree, cutting it down, and dressing it up for the holidays. The smell of balsam and the deep evergreen branches are unquestionably part of Christmastime. Now, if you’re from Maine, you’ve heard of Hanscome Tree Farm. You could say Bob is the Santa Claus of North Yarmouth, since he provides the best trees around. And his favorite part of the season is meeting and greeting all the families who come to visit, filled with holiday cheer! It’s not just the hard work that keeps him active and energetic—it’s the friendly faces and the tradition that put a smile on everyone’s face. “I think it keeps me younger,” he says.
When it comes to the holidays, Bob enjoys family time the most—with his own family and the families that come back to the farm to visit, year after year.
My family has passed down this tree farm from generation to generation since 1932, and it continues to bring my family together. We go out and salvage the lower branches to make the wreaths and kissing balls that we sell at the farm, and on Christmas Day, everyone meets at the farmhouse to open gifts and share a meal.