Thank you to everyone who joined us this year to find their Christmas Tree at Tilden Lane Farm. It is always an honor to be included in your family Christmas traditions and we look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors every year. We are now closed for the season and will let the farm settle in for its long winter’s nap before we begin planting new trees in the spring.
We wish everyone a joyful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas. See you next year!
It might still feel like summer outside, but autumn will be here before we know it, and we’re starting to get ready at the farm for another tree season! This year, you can visit us on the following days to pick out your very own Christmas tree:
It’s hard to believe it’s almost that time again, but as the days get shorter, the leaves are raked, and the leftover Halloween candy is eagerly devoured, we are looking ahead to prepare for our holiday season!
This year we will be open for the following weekends (Saturdays and Sundays only!):
November 26 & 27
December 3 & 4
December 10 & 11
As always, our hours will be between 9 and 3 pm.
We are pleased that our prices remain unchanged from last year. Trees will be between $70-$80, depending on height. Homemade Fraser fir wreaths are available for $30 ($20 with purchase of a tree). We also have pine cones and freshly cut holly and evergreen boughs for decorating your home. (Please remember that we cannot accept credit cards! There are several ATMs in Greenlawn, or we are happy to take a check.)
We hope everyone enjoys the beautiful fall weather and has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we will see you in a few weeks!
The Tilden family is having a very blessed year: we have welcomed a second baby this spring! Meet Matthew Cannon, the second child of Rebecca and Michael, who arrived healthy and happy in April, weighing 8 lbs 5 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches.
Matthew’s birthday is a very lucky day – he shares it with his great-grandmother Cannon, Mike’s grandmother. He and Logan call her “GG” and we’re so happy that she was able to meet her birthday buddy!
Logan loves being a big brother and has been very busy introducing Matthew to all of the important things in life, like trains and peanut butter sandwiches and racing with Lucy the dog. We look forward to watching these brothers grow up as fast friends. Join us in welcoming Matthew Cannon!
The Tilden Family is thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our newest member, Nicholas Andrew! Nick arrived in January, weighing in at 6 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 19 inches. He is the first child of Emily and her husband Jon, and joins his cousin Logan as a member of the farm’s eighth generation. Nick’s grandparents Bruce & Jeanne, aunts Abigail & Rebecca, and Uncle Andrew are beyond excited by his arrival. (Eeyore the Basset is excited to have a new buddy for naptime.) Please join us in welcoming Baby Nick!
We will open for the 2015 Christmas season on Saturday 11/28 from 9 am to 3 pm, with both U-cut and pre-cut trees available. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, and don’t forget your cameras and cellphones! If you are bringing a canine family member please remember they must be leashed at all times.
We will provide handsaws, netting and rope, and of course the trees!
This year we will be open on the following weekend dates:
11/28 – 11/29
12/5 – 12/6
12/12 – 12/13
Don’t forget, you can share your pictures with the hashtag #tildenlanefarm on Facebook and Instagram. We love to see how our trees look once they go home with you and get all dressed up!
We can’t wait to see everyone, and we’re so honored to once again be a part of your holiday tradition. Welcome back to the farm!
There’s a nip in the air… everyone has their Halloween costumes ready… we’re all staying up late to watch the World Series… and the trees are wearing their autumn finery. It’s our favorite time of the year at the farm!
While we’re enjoying all of our favorite things about fall, we’re working hard to get ready for the holiday season this year, and we look forward to welcoming everybody in just a few weeks!
When you visit, be sure to check out the beautiful new sign that was handmade for us by our talented neighbor Bob Watkins! We’re thrilled with his great work and we think it’s a wonderful addition to the farm.
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!)
We are closed for the 2014 season, and we’d like to thank all of our customers for choosing us to be a part of your holiday traditions. Remember, if you’d like to share a picture of your decorated Tilden Lane tree with us you can post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag it #tildenlanefarm – we love to see how our trees look once they’re in their holiday finery!
We look forward to seeing everyone next year, and we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy 2015. From the entire Tilden family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
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.
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.
Like dandelion seeds in the wind, our memories of a life well lived will always surround us.