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An artist in Brandon has a new seasonal business.
Jess Elofson works as a fine art potter but got the idea to sell Christmas trees from friend and northern Wisconsin tree farmer Brian Redmond, who had an excess crop this year.
“Brian has run a successful tree farm for over 30 years. I was honored to bring his quality trees to my neck of the woods,” Elofson said.
Elofson delivered 250 balsam, Canaan and Fraser firs from Wisconsin and began selling them on a lot across from George Boom Funeral Home in Brandon at 2501 E. Aspen Blvd.
“Wisconsin-grown evergreens are superior to trees grown in any other part of the country”, he said. “They are thicker, more healthy. Wisconsin’s climate is perfect for growing trees.”
Selling trees is similar to selling his art, he added.
“People are excited about the product, and it’s rewarding to be a part of that. Nobody is unhappy when they come to get a tree,” he said. “After customers get their trees home and see the quality of the trees, they are thanking us profusely and asking if we will be back next year.”
Farm Fresh Christmas Trees is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.
There’s a new place to buy Christmas trees in Brandon thanks to an artist’s new business.