|Dawn Taccone, Farm Store manager, tags a Christmas tree for sale.|
Start your holiday shopping at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch, where you'll find fresh Christmas trees, gift baskets, potted plants and other gift items.
Freshly cut last week from a farm in Oregon, the evergreens range from 3 to 7 feet tall and are priced from $39 to $100. The Farm Store carries four types of trees — Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir and Scottish Pine. Fresh holiday wreaths and pine branches, from the same farm in Oregon, are also available.
“These are fresh trees,” says Dawn Taccone, Farm Store manager. “Most other trees are picked in October and sit in cold storage.”
The Farm Store also carries a variety of potted plants, including poinsettias. The plant baskets are put together by students in the College of Agriculture and include a few types of indoor house plants.
Another popular item are the gift packs, which include a combination of fresh fruit, such as navel oranges, Satsuma mandarins, avocados, pineapple, mango and kiwi. Or, customers can put together their own gift basket and have it gift-wrapped. Other gifts and treats include: cake and cookie mixes, Cal Poly Pomona avocado sage honey, holiday candy, hot apple cider and other gourmet food items.
The Farm Store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Dec. 24 through Dec. 31, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For more information, call (909) 869-4906.