CTFANY NEWS
CTFANY NEWS from EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mary Jeanne Packer
          (Office phone: 518-854-7386    Cell phone: 802-236-0881)

2017 Winter Convention
2017 Christmas tree farmers Winter Convention to be held in Binghamton
The Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY has announced that their 2017 Winter Convention will be held Jan. 26-28, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Binghamton, NY. The program kicks off on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. with an informal Taste of Binghamton reception in the exhibit hall. This is a change of location for the Convention, which has been held in Syracuse for the last several years. The move, and the Convention theme, was motivated by a desire to reach out to growers in the southern part of New York State, as well as in neighboring Pennsylvania. Several of the Convention's presenters are well-known PA-based researchers and educators including Paul Shealer; and Sarah Pickel and Dr. Ricky Bates from Penn State. MORE >>>

2016 Holiday Promotions
CTFANY announces special propmotions for the 2016 holiday season:

NYS-grown trees now available in New York City Pride of New York

Trees grown on farms here in New York State are harvested just a few days before arriving in the market. Trees cut close to home stay fresh longer. And trees cut close to home travel less, reducing fuel consumption of delivery vehicles. Buying a real tree helps to sustain agriculture in New York State by supporting local farmers and keeping important open space in production.


Find your special tree in these NYC locations: (Download locations list...)


Look for NYS-Grown Trees and Wreaths in GreenMarkets in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan

GreenMarket


CTFANY is partnering again this year with GrowNYC on a project to make farm-fresh trees and wreaths available in the following GreenMarkets:

Fort Greene, Brooklyn (Saturdays); Brooklyn Borough Hall (Saturdays); Union Square, Manhattan (Saturdays); and Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Saturdays).



New York Wine and Trees

NY Wine and Trees


Member farms are collaborating for a third year with wineries along the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail; and new for 2016, tree farmers in the Shawangunks region are partnering with the Shawangunks Wine Trail. People who purchase a bottle of wine or a wine tasting will be given a coupon for one unique wooden ornament that can be redeemed when they visit any participating Christmas tree farm and purchase a tree or wreath. Christmas tree farms will also be distributing coupons to their customers that will entitle them to the same wooden ornament when they visit a winery and purchase a tasting or a bottle of wine.

 

See more...www.nywineandtrees.com