Potts Creek Farm will continue selling Christmas trees for one more day. Saturday, Dec. 17, is their last day of tree sales.
They have blue spruce, Fraser firs and Canaan firs. The Canaan fir is a particularly noteworthy addition as it is essentially a West Virginia Christmas tree — it is native to parts of the Mountain State, and the initial discovery of the variety allegedly occurred in Canaan Valley, W.Va., hence the name.
Many tree farms charge per foot or various other factors. Miller noted that the going rate is $15 per foot. Instead of using that method, Potts Creek Farm charges a flat rate of $65 for all trees. That way, whether the tree is five feet or eight feet tall, patrons do not have to worry about the price.
There are rows and rows of trees that patrons can peruse. The farm has hand saws available for anyone who wants to cut down their tree. Additionally, the farm will bring the tree back down the hill so that the individual or family does not have to drag it. However, if someone does not want to cut their tree or walk through the rows, there is a selection of pre-cut trees available.
Even if you are not in the market for a Christmas tree, consider coming out and enjoying the sights. “It’s a magical place. I think Waiteville is very underrated because it is off the grid, but it’s a beautiful place. We have a pond and trees. It’s a beautiful setting,” says owner Darla Miller.
A small retail display on the farm carries a wide array of hand-crafted items and other wares.
The farm is located at 9595 Waiteville Rd., Waiteville, WV 24984, minutes from the Swinging Bridge Restaurant in Paint Bank. For more information, check out the Pott’s Creek Tree Farm Facebook group.