With the holidays approaching, The Sweet Core team at The Candy Factory knew they needed a holiday tree. So, they reached out to members for a field trip to Elizabeth Farms in Lititz. Going out to eat the Brickerville Inn for a nice, hearty lunch, the team and two members braved the rain to search for the perfect tree. They found the perfect little tree, just four-and-a-half feet tall—a perfect size for the loft area of The Candy Factory.

Fun Facts:

  • 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms, while only 2% are cut from the wild.
  • Artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany during the 19th century and later became popular in the United States. These “trees” were made using goose feathers that were dyed green and attached to wire branches. The wire branches were then wrapped around a central dowel rod that acted as the trunk.
  • In the United States, there are more than 15,000 Christmas tree farms.
  • Michigan ranks third among all states in the production of real Christmas trees, but grows a larger variety of Christmas trees than any other state.



What shall we name her?