Jones Family Farms continues to offer traditional holiday tree cutting experienceBy: Meg enquist '23
Jones Family Farms, located in Shelton, Connecticut has implemented COVID-19 restrictions in order to maintain a safe environment for their customers during the busy holiday season.
The number of visitors was controlled in order to allow for social distancing. Reservations were recommended, and there was a $10 fine for anyone who arrived without one. Masks had to be worn at all times and there are numerous signs to remind visitors to maintain a six foot distance from one another.
Employees were festively dressed and helped visitors locate a specific variety of Christmas trees.
The process of cutting down a Christmas tree wasn't altered due to the coronavirus. Visitors were able to select a tree, cut it down themselves, and carry it back to the place where it was wrapped for transportation.
Multiple portable heaters were placed throughout the farm allowing visitors to warm-up while being outside on a cold winter day.
One hour after the farm opened, the parking lot was full with visitors who were cutting down their own Christmas tree.
Jones Family Farms also has pre-cut trees for sale at a $10 discount.
The holiday market was expanded into an outdoor tent and gazebo. There was a line to enter the holiday market area with an employee dedicated to limiting the number of families in the area.
Every year, Jones Family Farms gives a unique ornament to all their visitors.
The traditional experience of shopping for a Christmas tree wasn’t altered despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Jones Family Farms provided an inviting and safe environment for their customers to shop during the holiday season.