One of my favorite childhood memories of Christmas was going to cut our own Christmas tree. I remember my Dad dragging my Mom, sisters and I for miles and miles over varying terrain in search of the perfect tree. Invariably, we always found the perfect tree.
After Merideth and I moved back to the Monterey Peninsula in the mid-1990s, I remember seeing an article in the local newspaper about ‘cut your own’ Christmas tree farms. We immediately decided that this was something we wanted to do.
Johnson’s Farm is a real working family farm and is very festive at the holidays. We had a great time getting the tree and finishing the day with great beer was the star on the top of the tree!
Truly a beer lover’s holiday event! Every year since, our Christmas outing is to Johnson’s Farm for our tree and Boulder Creek Brewing for our beer!