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Continuing a close look at Christmas trees, Erin Fairbanks welcomes Lars Crooks to The Farm Report from Tuckamony Farm, one of the oldest family operated Christmas tree farms in the country.  His great grandfather planted the first crop of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce in 1929 and first opened for season in 1934 and operated the farm for twenty five years before he passed the business to Lars’ grandfather.  Offering insight on the varieties of trees that make the best holiday staples, Lars also discusses the environmental nuances surrounding this type of agriculture and how the climate has affected the trees.  Erin then introduces a segment taped at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene market, featuring GreenMarket Program Director Michael Hurwitz and Hudson Valley-based farmer Charles Hurd talking more about Christmas trees.  Rounding out the show, Erin welcomes Giovanni Borghese for the EscapeMaker.com portion of the show, hailing from Castello di Borghese, recently chosen as the best winery on Long Island by Long Island Press.  Tune in for a festive show!

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