Harry and Judy Peterson began tree farming in 1956 in Becker and Orrock, Minnesota. Their daughters and son helped in the family farming business at a young age. After the Orrock farm was made into a refuge, the Christmas tree farm was consolidated in Becker, Minnesota.
The daughters eventually married and moved out of state, but Judy and Harry's son, Lee Peterson, continued the family farming tradition. After Harry passed away, Lee and Judy kept the farm active. Lee even expanded the Christmas tree farm by adding an apple orchard. Linda Hoffmann, Judy and Harry's oldest daughter, and Linda's husband, Mark Hoffmann, a retired Special Forces veteran, asked to dedicate the fence surrounding the newly-planted apple orchard to the fallen soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a remembrance to their ultimate sacrifice.
After Judy's passing, Lee took over all family farming responsibilities and continued Judy and Harry's farming legacy.
"I think I've died and gone to Christmas tree heaven!"
~ Satisfied customer
Our Christmas trees are individually priced. We have a beautiful selection of short-needle Spruce trees ranging in height from 5 to 14 feet. We have many beautiful White Pine trees ranging in height from 5 to 8 feet, and a limited selection of Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, and Norway Pine. Of course, we again have our fun colored trees, including purple, Santa’s boot (black), blue, red, gold, white, and tangerine! We also have large trees for vaulted ceilings and our amazing blue tag specials!
Days and Hours
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Friday through Sunday following Thanksgiving
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Following two Saturdays and Sundays
*** Closed for the season. ***
Becker, Minnesota 55308
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"We came to buy a few pounds of apples and bought over
100 pounds. Every pound was delicious!"
~ First-time apple orchard visitor
We have a large, delicious selection of Honeycrisp apples, and limited selections of tasty Liberty, SnowSweet®, Ambrosia, and other wonderful varieties of apples!
Anticipated Open Date: Labor Day 2020
Apple Outlook: Excellent
Becker, Minnesota 55308
The fence around the apple orchard includes a memorial for the soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — a remembrance to their ultimate sacrifice. Linda and Mark Hoffmann, daughter and son-in-law to Judy and Harry Peterson, have been leading the production of one dog tag for every soldier killed on duty during the two wars. Each dog tag is hand-crafted, one letter at a time, and then hung in reserved areas on the fence according to the home state of each fallen soldier. To date, the following states have been mostly completed*:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
To learn more about this remembrance and how to participate in the honoring of the fallen soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, or make a donation to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, visit the following link: www.iraqafghanveteranmemorialmn.org
May God, through Jesus Christ, bless these families and our country.
* Until the wars are over, this task will never be completed.