We love to re-blog a few of the best stories we find about ourselves! Everyone has different taste and visions.
December 1, 2014: Thank you Felice Walker Margiani for leaving your great review on our facebook page for Historic Kirchem Farm.
★★★★★ We absolutely love this place and look forward to getting our tree here every year. Beautiful atmosphere, a warm woodstove to warm your hands by, kind, helpful staff, a wagon ride out to the fields and back, hot chocolate, you can’t go wrong. We drive here from Portland every year because it’s our favourite tree farm and very worth the drive. : )
Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend a beautiful couple got engaged in one of our tree fields! If anyone has photo’s or a video we’d love to see and share it.
Email Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:07 AM
I just wanted to send along an extra special thanks for the treatment we received while visiting your farm to cut down christmas trees. We haven’t been to your farm for awhile, but when our kids were young we would come every year as a tradition to ride on the hay wagon and pick out a christmas tree. Now our kids are married and they wanted to continue the tradition with their kids so we all came to pick out christmas trees. Even though we arrived within 10 minutes of your closing time, which was our own fault, you treated us like we were royalty, even making an extra trip with the hay wagon just for us.
These days it seems like the exception to receive such good treatment and when you experience it, it reminds you why dealing with local family businesses is the only way to go.
Thanks again for an awesome experience. My family is grateful and we will continue to make the visit to your farm our tradition into the next generation.
Gary & Heidi Schweitzer
This couple were very discriminating. Don’t you love the last sentence: We warmed up to hot cocoa and rested a bit before joining hands and dancing around our trees in spontaneous song.
Oh Christmas Tree
December 11, 2008 by ulakuras
Like true Oregonians, we cut down our own tree this year. Kirchem Farm, established in 1890, and about a 40 minute drive southwest from Portland was our destination. I love visiting still-functioning historic places; it feels like I’m being transported back in time to somewhere special. I was very excited, even child-like in my anticipation. We brought along a couple of our friends and Christmas music to set the festive mood.
The farm had several varieties of trees (from the cheapest and less dense Doug Fir to the more pricy and robust Noble Fir) but most important to us was smell and the Grand Firs, according to the owners, was the most fragrant.
We trudged out through the mud and scouted around for the quintessential perfectly shaped tree. It was a bit overwhelming at first and we had trouble distinguishing the varieties of trees, even after our brief tutorial. We ended up in the land of Doug Firs and they looked rather dumpy and mutant-like with jagged tops and odd growths sprouting about.
We pressed on and came to the Grand Firs, which were noticeably different in leaf density and color. Dan and I were very discriminating, not dark green enough, not pointy enough, too many holes, not bushy enough, too round, too bushy, etc. But we settled on one finally, just as the sky gave out to the rain. We quickly hauled it on top of Dan’s truck and than helped our friends strap down their tree. We warmed up to hot cocoa and rested a bit before joining hands and dancing around our trees in spontaneous song.
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