While reviewing the comments and suggestions on the drawing slips we record the cities people come from. This really speaks to the power of the internet. We couldn't possibly reach all these people through our advertising, instead they found us via a web search.
The current (after the 2012 season) count is 78 Minnesota cities.
Andover, Annandale, Anoka, Arden Hills, Bethel, Big Lake, Blaine, Birchwood, Braham, Brook Park, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Cambridge, Cedar, Centerville, Champlin, Chatfield, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Dayton, Duluth, Eagan, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Golden Valley, Grasston, Ham Lake, Harris, Isanti, Inver Grove Heights, Lake Elmo, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Little Falls, Mankato, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Milaca, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Mora, Moundsview, New Brighton, North Branch, North Oaks, Oak Grove, Ogilvie, Pine City, Plymouth, Ramsey, Red Lake Falls, Richfield, Rogers, Rosemont, Roseville, Rush City, St. Anthony, St. Francis, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Savage, Shakapee, Shoreview, South Haven, Spring Lake Park, Stacy, Stanchfield, Vadnais Heights, Winstad, Woodbury, Wyoming, Zimmerman
Pinestead Tree Farms was featured in the Spring 2011 edition of Christmas Trees magazine (left); an industry magazine for growers. Our famous (to us) bear was on the front cover. Part 1 of a two part article on Isanti Pinestead included nine color photos of the farm. The Summer 2011 edition (right) included part 2 of the article and seven more color photos of the farm including the cover photo -- a December sunrise over our Fraser Firs.
Phil was featured in two Channel 11 interviews during the 2012 season. The first was on the Christmas Tree outlook for this season. The second was on the Christmas Spirit Foundations Trees For Troops program.
In addition, Greg was interviewed for a 11/29/2012 front page article in the Cambridge STAR.