WHAT: The New York State Agriculture Commissioner will promote the purchase of New York State grown Christmas trees with a special tree-cutting event at River Bend Christmas Tree Farm. The 8’ Canaan fir tree will be displayed at the Adirondack Welcome Center to encourage consumers to buy local trees this holiday season.
Local trees will be on display across the state at each of New York’s regional Welcome Centers and its Taste NY stores. New York’s Christmas tree industry is estimated to be a $13.8 million industry and there are approximately 750 tree farms across the state.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 11:00 am
WHERE: River Bend Christmas Tree Farm
164 East River Drive
Lake Luzerne, New York 12846
WHO: State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
River Bend Christmas Tree Farm Owner Jim Carpenter
Representatives from the Adirondack Welcome Center and the Christmas Tree Farmers’ Association of New York
Contact the Press Office
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235
The Great New York State Fair
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, New York 13209