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The Northern Family Farm News

Weigela in full effect!

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Check out our selection of weigela for added WOW factor!



Bring on the Blooms - Lilacs are ready!

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Check out out selection of lilacs - all are retail ready just in time for Mother's Day!



Millions of Peaches...

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Looking for some wow? Add some Ornamental Peaches to your Garden Center!



Northern Green Expo

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NFF attended the Northern Green Expo in Minneapolis last week. With spring around the corner, the show is a great occasion to kick-off the season! 



'Tis the Season of Giving ...

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NFF Employees Delivering Holiday Cheer 

 




Free banner for our Christmas tree customers!

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Enhance your retail center with a free banner with artwork provided by the industry's check-off committee.



Great TEAM Effort!

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Northern Family Farms attended the WNLA Summer Field Day & Trade Show and were recognized for our beautiful plant display.



It's that time of year ... get your Christmas Trees ordered!

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Got Christmas Trees?  We have Fraser & Balsam Fir and White & Scotch Pine trees. Some quantities are limited. 

 



Nursery Inventory & 2017 Pricing Update

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We are taking inventory the week of July 25th. No orders will be available for shipping or pickup on this week. We apologize for the inconvenience. Also, 2017 pricing will be available on Sept 1st. 

 



Add Summer Color & Blooms with Roses!

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Roses are in full bloom at Northern Family Farms. The colors are spectacular!



Week 20 - How is it already week 20?

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We're ready to meet your Memorial Day needs!



Everything is coming up roses...and other flowers too!

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All of our roses are setting buds this week, getting ready for Mother's Day weekend sales. The weather has been cooperative and the nursery is bursting with new colors everyday!

 



Northern's Trees on Display!

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NFF donates Christmas Trees to the Wisconsin Governor's Residence as the centerpieces for the annual Christmas decorations.



"Field Trip"

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We're not just a nursery and a Christmas tree farm!



Fall Colors - What will they look like in your neck of the woods?

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Check out this interactive map that estimates the peak season of fall colors across the United States.



It's time to think about Christmas...yes, really!

Northern Family Farms

It is that time of the year, the kids are going back to school and it is also time to place your Christmas Tree order!



Grower Profile from Nursery Supplies, Inc.

Nursery Supplies, Inc.

At Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery, Growing Quality Trees are a Family Tradition. Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery, headquarted in Merrillan, Wisconsin, cultivates over 6,000 acres of hardy nursery stock and Christmas trees-which they ship to retail garden centers and landscape contractors all over the country as well as to Canada and Puerto Rico.



Generation Next: Brother and Sister Embrace Tradition, Fulfill Bold Ideas

Nursery Management Magazine

Ashley and Derek Ahl grew up on their family's massive farm in west-central Wisconsin, spending weekends and summers helping their parents and grandparents tend to plants.



The Inside Scoop on Northern's Name Change

Northern Family Farms

We have long thought of our employees and customers as the Northern Family.  Through the dedication and innovation by our family and employees, our growth and expansion of our product line has compelled a name change.



Northern Joins HGTV Home Plant Collection Team

Today's Garden Center

The HGTV HOME Plant Collection announces three new grower partners for its Smart & Stylish shrub line: Imperial Nurseries, Northern Christmas Trees & Nursery (NCTN) and Van Essen Nursery.



Trees spread holiday cheer to soldiers

MERRILLAN

Wisconsin Christmas Tree growers are doing their part to bring the holiday spirit to troops serving far from home this holiday season.



Northern Christmas Trees & Nursery Founders Calvin and Arlene Frelk Receive NCTA's Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is one of NCTA’s highest honors, recognizing years of dedication and service to the Real Tree industry. This year’s recipients were no exception. Surrounded by family and friends, Calvin and Arlene Frelk were on hand at the 2011 NCTA Convention in Huron, Ohio, to receive this prestigious award.



Growing Wisconsin's Christmas Tree Crop

Sheri Sutton, Rural Route Magazine

The small community of Merrillan in Jackson County gets its nickname as the "Christmas Tree Village" because it's home to Wisconsin's largest Christmas tree farm and proud Farm Bureau members, the Frelk and Ahl families.



Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery receives WGIF Distinguished Service Award

Banner Journal

John and Ginger Ahl and Cal and Arlene Frelk, owners of Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery in Merrillan, were honored by the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation (WGIF) with the Distinguished Service Award. Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery received the association’s highest honor during the Annual Convention Awards Banquet held in conjunction with Mid-Am in Chicago, Jan. 18. The WGIF honored the Ahls and Frelks for years of active membership in the Federation and several of its member associations.



The Lambeau Field Christmas Tree

Northern Christmas Trees & Nursery had the honor of supplying a 40 ft Balsam Fir Christmas tree to Lambeau Field at the Harlan Plaza on November 29th, 2006.




Past News

Weigela in full effect!
Friday, June 2nd 12:00 am

Bring on the Blooms - Lilacs are ready!
Thursday, May 4th 12:00 am

Millions of Peaches...
Monday, May 1st 12:00 am

Northern Green Expo
Monday, January 16th 12:00 am

'Tis the Season of Giving ...
Friday, December 16th 12:00 am


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