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Posted: October 24, 2013 11:59 p.m.

Farm award

We were glad to report this week that the Berry Family Farm, which has been in continuous operation off Almon Road in Newton County since 1894, recently received the coveted Centennial Family Farm Award presented by the Georgia DNR – Historic Preservation Division.

The original Berry farm was devoted to a dairy operation and other sustainable crops. Since 1983, however, the Berrys have raised Christmas trees, and those trees have thrilled many a local family and helped to make countless local children very happy as they enjoyed the bounty that Santa has left under a live Berry tree.

Though Christmas is still a couple of months away, there’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter. When you drive past the Berry Christmas Tree Farm, visions of that perfect tree seem to dance in your head.

To the whole Berry family, congratulations on your well-deserved award. We hope that in 100 years, the farm will celebrate another centennial.

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