Looking for a way to spend a gorgeous Sunday Funday outside while celebrating the Christmas season?! Why not pack up the family (don’t forget the dog) and head out to your local Christmas tree farm at Boyce Farms in North Raleigh. Since volunteering here as part of the Raleigh Jaycees fundraiser, I’ve made choosing our tree at Boyce Farms part of our Christmas tradition.
Boyce Farms is a family-owned and operated farm located at 2813 Mount Vernon Church Rd. The tree farm is open Mon-Fri from noon-7pm and Sat-Sun from 9am-7pm. You can choose from a huge selection of fresh cut fraser firs from the NC mountains or choose and cut your own tree right on the farm. Every year I’ve gotten a tree from Boyce Farms, I’ve always been incredibly pleased with the quality of the tree. The tree needles stay on longer, the fresh fir scent lasts through the New Year, and even with our slack watering the tree doesn’t dry out. The prices are also incredibly reasonable…this year our 7ft tree only cost $42!
The experience at Boyce Farms wouldn’t be complete without the help from the friendly staff. Once you pick out your tree, they carry it to the tree shaking machine to clear away the few dead needles, cut off any branches near the trunk, run it through the netting machine, and then securely tie it to your car. They also have a great selection of pine roping, fresh wreaths or centerpieces, tree stands, and more.
The Raleigh Jaycees will be out there again today selling treats and helping folks find the perfect tree, so be sure to stop by and you’ll quickly make it part of your Christmas tradition too!
Thumbs up: friendly staff, quality trees, reasonable prices, fun Christmas atmosphere
Thumbs down: nothing to report