Puckerville Tree Farm
The day after Thanksgiving through December 24
Open 7 days a week
Monday - Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday - Sunday 10am - 7pm
Our Tree Farm...
The growth of Puckerville Farm has lead Rick and Joy in deciding to expand the business in 2004. They wanted the expansion to still keep the farm's impression of providing a family-friendly experience. And what could be more family-friendly than the idea of Christmas? At the suggestion of their loyal customers, coupled with the urging of friends and family, Rick and Joy agreed to include Christmas trees in the business. Rick and Joy felt that many families today are being robbed of a big part of the Christmas season by shopping trees at a parking lot. In this setting, it is rare to see a customer walk out with a smile on his face and a holiday experience to remember. Rick and Joy believe that shopping for a Christmas tree also means shopping for a wonderful holiday memory.
Rick and his customers prefer Fraser trees. The trees run anywhere from four (4) to twelve (12) feet tall. However, special orders of anything larger are accepted too. Puckerville Farm not only offers Christmas trees but holiday wreaths and garlands as well. These are both in mixed shades of green and are available throughout the season. Wreaths are decorated with hand painted pine cones and come in different styles and sizes. While it took a couple of years for word to spread about the "second season" of Puckerville Farm, it has never experienced a lack of success in the previous years. Hot apple cider is served and candy canes are always available for the kids. During the contest in 2010 hosted by the Cook County Farm Bureau, Puckerville Farm won first place for Best Decorated Tree Farm Tree with their entry called Tree of Joy along with their prize there was a $250 donation given to Lemont's Bethanine Food Pantry.
In 2011, the same contest was opened for the customers of tree farms. There were many beautiful entries but once again, a tree bought at Puckerville Farm bagged the first place and there was a $250 donation split between both of the Lemont Food Pantries.
A player of Chicago Bears and another from the Blackhawks went to visit the farm. They both gained awesome experiences and at the same time allowing the customers to meet the sports stars of Chicago. People from all over Chicago have traveled to witness what the Puckerville experience is all about. Rick and Joy revel in the success of Puckerville Farm. To them, it is more than just selling Christmas trees; it is selling what the Christmas season is all about – memories.
Rick and Joy cherish the fact that many of their customers have become their friends. Many of them come back every year because it has become a part of their family tradition. Rick and Joy love witnessing how the kids of their customers grow each year and meeting new additions to the families. They both agree that it takes a lot of hard work but more importantly, they believe that everything is absolutely worth it.