Nestled between the mountains of North Carolina, the family owned and operated Blue Ridge Frasers helps families get firmly into the holiday spirit with their rows of Fraser firs. The crisp, cool climate serves as the perfect setting for Christmas trees to grow tall and develop their natural pine scent. Beyond their stock, the farm gets guests in the yuletide mood with colorful light displays, cups of hot chocolate, and smiling staffers on hand to help pick out the perfect tree.
Since 1868, the lush land at The Hunter Farm has provided for five generations of the Hunter family. A sprawling lineage of sons, daughters, nieces, and nieces' husbands have weathered the seasons on its plot, giving rise to plump crops and healthy livestock. Throughout the year, they throw the barn doors wide to share their bounty with the community. It begins in the spring, when visitors fill buckets with the farm's ripe strawberries, beloved for their unusual sweetness. In the summer, camping kids learn about farm life firsthand as they milk cows and plant crops. The farm is in full swing come fall, inviting harvest-season visitors to trundle along on hayrides and pick the most spherical pumpkins they can find. As the days shorten into winter, the farm welcomes the Cox family, who bring with them a stock of freshly cut fraser firs.
Owned by a veterinarian and staffed by a team of experienced equestrians, Providence Equestrian Center provides quality care for horses while teaching riders how to walk, trot, and canter. They do this during group and private lessons scheduled year-round in an 80”x140” covered arena or a 125”x275” outdoor arena. Providence Equestrian Center also hosts birthday parties, corporate events, and family reunions.
The team members at HJ Earthbound Cleaning provide complete care for homes and offices with interior and exterior primping services. Through its lawn-care-and-maintenance branch, the business offers regular mowing and leaf-blowing services in addition to seasonal clean-up treatments. Cleaning packages are also available to keep overgrowth of dust and grime at a minimum. The cleaning staff can customize its services for specific needs such as move-outs or seasonal-cleaning sessions, and furnishes cleaning supplies so that customers can save their own products for cleaning the cages of pet dust bunnies.
AllGreen Irrigation & Landscape rewards area lawns for their hard work sprucing up front and backyards with chic cuts, turf makeovers, and hydrating sprinkler-system maintenance all year long. Both residential and commercial greenery benefit from tailored landscaping services, which run the gamut from root-nourishing soil aeration to tree installation. The staff's mechanical expertise enables them to handle their clients’ nonorganic yard needs, including laying down security nightlights or long-range sprinkler heads, and repairing any current watering systems damaged by realistic rhino topiaries.