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Melissa Wilson, far left, picks out a Christmas Tree at Larry's Produce in Fairfield, Sunday. Wilson was assisted by her mother and children for help in search of the perfect tree. (Daily Republic-Adam Smith)

Fairfield

Shoppers flock to Christmas tree farms Thanksgiving weekend

By From page A3 | November 26, 2012

FAIRFIELD — The lingering scent of fresh pine needles overwhelmed the air at Larry’s Produce outdoor market.

It was just one of many signs that Christmas has arrived.

Christmas tree farms and trees at grocery stores are popping up everywhere now that Thanksgiving is officially over. While plastic and fake trees appeared well before their fresh counterparts, many residents jumped at the chance to buy a real Christmas tree as soon as they could.

At Larry’s Produce Sunday, employees were still putting out trees while shoppers browsed the mini tree farm.

Although Larry’s doesn’t have as large a selection as a Christmas tree farm, people were plenty satisfied with what they had.

The trees range from large and full to cute and mini. Instead of posting the trees into the ground, employees hung the tree from ceiling beams, sending trees in circles as customers navigated their way through.

Valerie Grigham said she spent a full hour inspecting Larry’s large trees before finding the perfect one. She thought about bringing her husband, she said, but he’d just get in the way.

“He’d get bored,” she said, laughing. “I know what I want, it just took me a while (to find it).”

As she took her tree to employees to have its stump cut, she made sure it was done just right.

“The tree completes the picture, so it should look just right,” she said.

Larry’s Produce and the tree farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 4606 Suisun Valley Road.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.
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