The Northern Family Farm News
BIG VIEWS OF Northern Family Farms
Have you visited our Nursery? Visitors are surprised at the size and variety of plant material grown in beautiful rural Jackson County. We welcome you to stop in & see for yourself!
WCTPA Summer Convention
On August 10-11th Northern Family Farms hosted the WCTPA summer convention.
My favorite foliage is from the Ginkgo biloba tree. The leaves are not only beautiful but also have medicinal benefits.
Another Shipping Season Complete!
The 2018 nursery shipping season is in the books & July 4th is next week! Where has the time gone?! A summer of projects, trade shows, planning, propagation, pruning, vacations, etc is in our future. We hope you enjoy the summer months as well!
Happy Mother's Day!
We would like to take a breather here at Northern Family Farms to wish the Mother's in our lives, Happy Mother's Day! We also wish the best of luck to our retailers this weekend, may you make Moms all over the Midwest feel happy and loved!
Bring on the Blooms - Lilacs are ready!
Check out out selection of lilacs - all are retail ready just in time for Mother's Day!
Millions of Peaches...
Looking for some wow? Add some Ornamental Peaches to your Garden Center!
Northern Green Expo
Free banner for our Christmas tree customers!
Enhance your retail center with a free banner with artwork provided by the industry's check-off committee.
Great TEAM Effort!
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!
Got Christmas Trees? We have Fraser & Balsam Fir and White & Scotch Pine trees. Some quantities are limited.
Nursery Inventory & 2017 Pricing Update
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!
Roses are in full bloom at Northern Family Farms. The colors are spectacular!
Everything is coming up roses...and other flowers too!
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!
NFF donates Christmas Trees to the Wisconsin Governor's Residence as the centerpieces for the annual Christmas decorations.
Fall Colors - What will they look like in your neck of the woods?
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.