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November 23, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Kicks off Christmas Season with Tree-Cutting and Wine & Trees Promotion to Highlight New York Agriculture Industry

Local Tree Farm to Provide Tree to Be Displayed in New York State Capitol


    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner joins the New York State Christmas Tree Farmers Association to kick-off the Christmas season, highlighting farm-fresh trees grown in New York State, as well as New York’s thriving beverage industry. The event includes a tree-cutting at Bailey Family Christmas Trees and a stop at Victory View Vineyard as part of the Upper Hudson Wine Trail’s Wine & Trees beverage industry and tourism promotion.
    Wednesday, November 25, 2 p.m.
    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
    Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
    Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York Executive Director Mary Jeanne Packer
    Bruce Bailey, Bailey Family Christmas Trees
    Gerry Barnhart, co-owner of Victory View Vineyard and president of the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association
    Tree-Cutting, 2 p.m.
    Bailey Family Christmas Trees
    530 Center Cambridge Rd.
    Cambridge, NY

    Wine &Trees Promotion, 3 p.m.
    Victory View Vineyard
    11975 NY-40
    Schaghticoke, NY

Bailey Family Christmas Trees ( and on Facebook) has been in operation since 1967 in Cambridge, NY.  We are a choose and cut tree farm open from the day after Thanksgiving until December 23rd.  Our beautiful selection of trees includes Balsam Firs, Fraser Firs, Concolor Firs, Caanan Firs, White Spruce and Blue Spruce.  We also have wreaths and other decorations in our Christmas shop.  Our long-time reputation for a selection of high quality Christmas trees in a spectacular setting has created a loyal following of customers who we look forward to seeing every season.

Victory View Vineyard ( a family-owned and operated farm winery located east of the Hudson River in the bucolic rolling hills of southern Washington County in North Easton, New York.  We specialize in growing cold climate grapes and producing farm bottled wines. Our vineyard’s soils, southern exposure and temperate climate allow us to use sustainable methods to grow exceptional grapes from cultivars including Marquette, Maréchal Foch, Frontenac, Melody, LaCrosse, and La Crescent. We blend a touch of local history with our grapes to craft a range of red and white estate wines.

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