An Adam’s Family Christmas

ADAMSLogoDec15By Allison Mowatt

Adam Barziloski knows a thing or two about working with Christmas trees. For him, it’s as natural as breathing air—a fragrant, pine scented air, of course.

“I’ve always enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere, and now I’m sharing it with the Honesdale community,” he said.

His family owns and operates Bennie’s Nurseries in Tunkhannock, which consists of about 100 acres of trees in various fields. In 1932, his grandfather planted his first batch of Christmas trees. Adam worked on the farm from the time he was a little boy. Over the years, people flocked to the farm with holiday cheer in their spirits, anticipating finding the perfect tree for their home. Now, Adam is bringing the same festive experience to Honesdale.

“This is something I put my heart into,” he said. Adam and his wife, Jean, a Hawley native, recently moved to the area from Tunkhannock. He started Adam’s Hardscape & Excavation in Hawley, and Adam’s Christmas is a brand new venture for him.

Adam’s Christmas opened on Black Friday and will remain open through December 23rd. The business is located at 703 Old Willow Avenue and consists of a two-level barn and parking area where people can browse and take their time. “I want people to feel like they can relax and have all day to pick out their tree.” He tried to re-create the feeling of being in the country in a commercialized setting. “Hopefully, people will feel like they’re walking through a tree farm,” he quipped.

Adam goes to the family farm in Tunkhannock where the trees have been cut and baled, waiting to make the journey to Honesdale in his truck.

People can purchase a variety of trees including Douglas Fir, Frasier Fir, Con Color and Blue Spruce. Trees span the height from three feet to sixteen feet tall and are perfect for anyone’s home or office. Some helpful hints Adam shared are that Douglas and Frasier firs are best for needle retention;, Blue Spruce are sturdy, and Concolor emits a citrus smell, has long needles and also are ideal for needle retention. In addition to trees, Adam sells beautiful fresh cut wreaths in sizes ranging from 6 inches to 8 feet, bows, swags, garland, and other holiday items.

For ideas on crafting the perfect holiday centerpiece, come to a workshop at Adam’s Christmas on December 3rd and 4th from 4 to 8 p.m. and December 5th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. On December 6th and 13th from 1 to 3 p.m., free photos with Santa are available, and from 3 to 5 p.m., people can bring their furry friends for pet pictures with Santa.

“With Adam’s Christmas, we hope to bring a new tradition and experience to Honesdale,” he said. Adam hopes to add children’s activities, a small bonfire, hot cocoa, cookies and more.

Adam’s Christmas is located off Route 6 across from Weis Markets in the white barn behind Zefran Dental Group. For more information, call (570) 251-0050.