Christmas tree farmers prepare for bigger crowds, more demand this holiday season

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A tree farm in California expanded its workforce to comply with orders.

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Feather Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm In Waynesville, North Carolina, customers can cut their own Christmas tree. Farm worker Darren Nicholson said he was grateful for people “coming out in record numbers to get the perfect Christmas tree”.

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Countrywide Bulk Tree Producers johnstein company Package Live Tree Sapling and Seed Growing Kit. The California-based company specializes in Giant Sequoias and Coast Redwoods, but also offers a variety of different trees, including evergreens, giving customers the chance to plant their own Christmas tree and watch it grow over the years.

The Jonstein Company said it has increased its workforce from 35 to 50 to meet holiday demand.

A Jonstein customer, Martin Harmon, and his family, who live south of Atlanta, planted their Christmas tree years ago and it is now a full-grown evergreen.

The Fowler family of Lexington, Kentucky, planted their johnstein tree in their front yard and already decorated it with lights.

Other small businesses across the country are gearing up for the holiday rush, like authenticity50, The California-based bedding and home goods company was founded by husband and wife Jimmy and Steph McDonald.

Last year, he started using his material to sew masks in the middle of the pandemic.

All of their products are 100% American Made. McDonald’s said the cotton is from California, the yarn is spun in Georgia, the sheets they sell are cut and sewn in South Carolina, their buttons are from Connecticut and their packaging is made in Illinois.

McDonald’s said the advantage of making their products in the US is that they are fully stocked during supply chain constraints.

“We don’t have to deal with container ships stranded at port,” said Jimmy McDonald.

“Buying local helps us maintain our small business and 1,000 local jobs from coast to coast,” said Steph McDonald.

Our Made in America Christmas is back for our 10th year! What is your one thing? Tweet your thoughts @davidmuirabc with the hashtag #MadeInAmerica #WorldNewsTonight to help us celebrate small businesses in every corner of our country.


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