Tree farms busy on Black Friday

Picking out a Christmas tree the day after thanksgiving is a tradition for some residents.

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- Black Friday. A day many will wake up early to snag the best shopping deals. But others have a different tradition the day after Thanksgiving, one to get ready for Christmas.

“After thanksgiving we are in the Christmas mode and I’d like to get as many days out of it as I possibly can,” said Irmgard Petersanti of Greenfield.

Wood’s Tree Farm in Greenfield opened for the season Thanksgiving Day morning. They were busy then and were again on Black Friday. While many people were inside shopping malls for Black Friday, others came out to tree farms like this one to select their Christmas tree of choice.

“With these little guys, we want to Christmas to last as long as it can so we want to get started the day right after Thanksgiving and maybe it’ll last till Valentines Day, you never know,” said Mike Audet of Greenfield.

After picking out a Christmas tree, many customers will buy a Christmas wreath, which the tree farm makes by hand.

“It’s a good time of year. People are happy, they’re friendly, if we can help them we want too,” said Peter Wood, Owner of Wood’s Tree Farm. “We very seldom if ever, does anyone not leave without a tree, wreath or both.”

Wood told 22News, they have Balsam, Concolor, and Fraser Fir trees available and sell between 50 and 60 a day. This marks their 58th year in business.

Wood also said they have a large supply of Christmas trees this year. He said the region’s drought actually helped evergreens grow.