Find your Christmas Tree Fresh from the Farm

christmas-tree-farm-IowaFor a storybook beginning to the holidays, start the search for the perfect Christmas tree by strolling through a forest of conifers.

The best reason to buy a Christmas tree from a tree farm is that it’s absolutely fresh—it’s not cut until you choose it. There may be extra enticements, too. Santa comes to the Howell Tree Farm in Cumming, Iowa, for example. Owners Chris and Jenny Howell also sell hot cocoa and popcorn, set up a Lego train set for kids, and run a seasonal gift shop.