All the Christmas trees on sale will be transported from the farm’s plantation just half a mile away and wrapped in in VacuBioNet, which is made from 100% biodegradable polylactic acid that is typically sourced from renewable resources derived from plants.
Christmas tree manager Tom Barwick said: “We have been working hard all year to ensure our trees are looking the best they can – and we think they have never looked so good.”
The Covid-19 pandemic almost prevented the shop from opening in 202. “It wasn’t until three days before we opened our doors that we found out we were allowed to, having been classed as a garden centre,” said Mr Barwick.
“Last year more real Christmas trees were bought nationally than ever before, and the industry expects a busy season again this year.
“We took the decision to sell only trees and stands last year, so customers didn’t need to come into the shop when paying for their tree.
“A normal year sees our shop full of artisan food and crafts, all produced and sourced as locally as we can.”
This year, the Christmas shop will again have a range of food items produced on and distributed from the Salle Estate, including cooking oils, salad dressings, chutneys, chocolate, coffee, tea, cookies, breakfast cereals, stuffing, flowering seasonal bulbs, wreaths, mistletoe and firewood.
The shop on the B1145 will be open from 9 am – 5 pm from 25 November – 23 December, and 9 am – 12 noon on 24 December.
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