By Dana Griffin
MA- While some were loaded with shopping
bags, today, others were loading their cars with locally grown Christmas trees.
At the Miller's Family
Tree Farm in North Attleboro, home–grown Christmas
trees were on the list for small business Saturday.
State officials in Massachusetts are encouraging
residents to buy trees from one of the state's 284 Christmas tree farms.
They say locally–grown
trees not only help the state's economy but, they are also renewable and
"Composting is very
beneficial. It feeds the trees. It's just a good circle of life," said
Miller's Family Farms manager, Justin Thompson.
Paul Risotti, bought a
Christmas tree today. He said, "It makes me feel happy that I'm helping I guess
the environment, but more that the local businesses and family businesses
In addition to
supporting local businesses, trees bought here tend to be fresher and won't
have to travel far from other states.
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