December 9, 2009 - Christmas Trees in SC

"Christmas Trees in South Carolina"

Originally aired on RFD-TV network on December 9, 2009

In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall visits South Carolina Christmas Tree Farms and learns the traditions that have grown and flourished over time.  We also find tips on how to keep your freshly cut Christmas tree looking its best through the holidays.

We also visit the Southern Nut Company in South Carolina's Pee Dee region where Christmas reigns in the biggest sales, but makes the perfect gift all year round. 

In our Carolina Cooking segment we visit Mac's on Main to continue with the holiday theme by cooking an ever- growing popularity, deep fried turkey.  Chef Barry Walker (aka Chef Fatback) shows you how to properly, and safely, cook up these birds as well as gives a brief history of the Columbia, SC restaurant.

Willis Bruce of Bruce's Greenhouses is our Farmer Outstanding in the Field.  For this feature, we walk through the greenhouses where bright red, pink and a multitude of variations of poinsettias are housed. 

We close out our show with our Palmetto Portrait which is a festive collage of holiday music and Christmas trees.

For more information, please click on the links below. 

South Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Mike McCartha
www.scchristmastrees.org

Hollow Creek Tree Farm
Mike McCartha
228 Windmill Road  Gilbert, Sc
(803) 892-3662
www.hollowcreektreefarm.com

Penland Tree Farm
Steve and Judy Penland
6457 Campbell Road  York, SC
(803) 366-7605
www.penlandtreefarm.com

Southern Nut Company
Frank Jaks
2328 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy.  Hartsville, SC
(843) 383-4060
www.southernnut.com

Mac's on Main
Chef Barry Walker
1710 Main Street  Columbia, SC
(803) 929-0037
www.macsjazznblues.com

Bruce's Greenhouses, Inc.
Willis Bruce
8695 Winnsboro Road  Blythewood, SC
(803) 754-8977
www.brucesgreenhouses.com