Closed for the Season!

Dear Customers,

We are overwhelmed and so appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support – we are SOLD OUT so we are closing for the season a little earlier than we planned. We will NOT be open on 12/14 or 12/15 due to selling out ALL of our available stock.

If you’d like to share your decorated tree with us, you can share them on Facebook or Instagram with #tildenlanefarm – we love to see how our trees look in their Christmas finery, and share with our friends!

We thank you all for your business, from our oldest returning families to all those customers who visited us this year for the first time. We look forward to welcoming you all back to the farm next year and every year, and from our family to yours we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Welcome back!

The stores have started to fill with presents and decorations, the days have grown shorter, and the farm is ready to welcome you back in just a few short weeks!

Our stock this year is extremely limited if you wish to cut your own tree, so if that is your preference we very strongly recommend you come Thanksgiving weekend to ensure the best available choice. We will also have plenty of excellent freshly pre-cut Fraser, Concolor, and Balsam firs available, so you will still have many trees to choose from.

While this year our selection of trees to cut is limited, we have cleared away much old overgrown stock and are dedicated to replanting new fields of Christmas trees.  Look around the farm and you’ll see blocks of fir and spruce seedlings growing- they take from five to seven years to reach a salable height, and Mother Nature can’t be rushed!  Every year we are replanting, and along with our reestablished strawberry bed and our vegetable farming partner, we are committed to the future of Tilden Lane Farm.  And once again, we have farm produced honey available.  The honey production was outstanding this year and if it’s a warm day you may be able to see some of the bees at work. Ask one of our “branch managers” to show you the hives!

Our schedule this year:

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sunday December 8, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

We will also have handmade wreaths and decorations available, all with fresh greenery from on the farm.

Prices:

  • Trees: $70-$80
  • Wreaths: $30 ($25 if purchasing with tree)

Our hours of operation are 9 am – 3 pm.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the farm this Christmas!

2019 Schedule

Back to School is in full swing – and best of luck to everyone returning to classrooms next week! – but here at the farm we are getting Back to Trees! Here is our schedule for the 2019 holiday season:

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sunday December 8, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

We will also have handmade wreaths and decorations available, all with fresh greenery from on the farm.

Prices:

  • Trees: $70-$80
  • Wreaths: $30 ($25 if purchasing with tree)


Our hours of operation are 9 am – 3 pm.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the farm this Christmas!




Over Memorial Day Weekend we transplanted several hundred baby trees to prepare for future seasons!  Right now these baby trees are only as tall as Logan but in four or five years they will be just right for Christmas trees.

l-r: Rebecca, Abigail, Logan, Andrew, Bruce and Mike, tired but happy after a long weekend planting 100+ new trees. (Lucy the Puppy helped too!)

l-r: Rebecca, Abigail, Logan, Andrew, Bruce and Mike, tired but happy after a long weekend planting 100+ new trees. (Lucy the Puppy helped too!)

Herbert S. Tilden

As many of our friends and neighbors have heard, in early November Herbert S. Tilden died at the age of 92 at his home on the farm, surrounded by his family.   We look forward to honoring his memory this season. In addition to his lifelong work as a farmer, with his  wife of 50 years, Mable Flathmann Tilden, at his side, he raised five sons- the late Jeffrey (Ann), Bruce (Jeanne), Lee (Diane), Donald (Cyndy), and John (Christine). He was the  proud grandfather of Abigail, Rebecca (Mike), Andrew, Emily (Jon), Daniel,and David, and great-grandfather of Logan.

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Following in his own father’s footsteps, Herb was a 68 year member of the Greenlawn Volunteer Fire Department.  He also served four terms as a Commissioner of the Greenlawn Fire District.  Herb was instrumental in the founding of the ambulance service of the GFD Rescue Squad in 1961.  He is shown below (far left) with fellow Squad members receiving an award in 1964 for a rescue where a car accident victim with a broken neck was safely extricated and transported without further injury or paralysis.

His sons Bruce and Lee, and Lee’s wife Diane, are proud to carry on the family tradition of GFD service for the third generation.

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Like dandelion seeds in the wind, our memories of a life well lived will always surround us.

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