North Spoon - a Christmas Tree farm experience

Growing up, I would dream with my dad about what our "ranch" might be called one day...we would talk about what if we 'hit it big' and we landed a ranch ( a farm), what would we call this place? One day, without hesitation, my dad looked across the truck as we drove down the gravel driveway to feed our horses, and proclaimed to me he knew exactly what we would call our dream ranch: The North Spoon.

That day, a name was born and a memory was planted within a young man's heart. I'm not sure if my dad was fishing for a title, sufficing the dreams of his son, or dreaming of what might be for himself....but one thing we know: we never forgot the name.

When Olivia and I felt the prompting from the Lord to seek out land, we began praying about what 'this place' would be like and what we hoped for. It wasn't long and we felt this impression in our hearts to consider starting a Christmas Tree farm! There's a cross-story here where another dear family in our community had taken us in as friends and were big fans of Young Life and it's mission. Through the process of watching God provide a small farm for our family, our affinity for raising up Christmas trees and serving our community continued to rise. One day, I discussed this with the late Steve Lockett, and how we felt like whenever they were ready to get out of the Christmas tree business, we would have an interest in getting in! He only encouraged our involvement even more so!

As time went by, and Steve went to be with the Lord, the Lockett family had learned of our desire. They began helping us with resources in the tree business and some quality counsel along the way (still much to learn). The outcome of this long time friendship with our family and the Lockett family at Buttermilk Farms has been deep friendship, shared memories and the onset of The North Spoon Christmas Tree Farm at our home and small farm along with a second location - we are continuing a long tradition of Norway Spruce Christmas trees at Buttermilk Farms! We felt like with the birth of our pipe dream come true, the extension of grace and tidings of joy from the Lockett family, we wanted to honor our friend and mentor, Steve Lockett.

Each year we will open up the Christmas Tree season with 'opening weekend' at Buttermilk Farms for the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to continue this long line of tradition.

Bare with us as we re-grow some trees and re-establish a presence on that farm.

Grow with us as we develop a new tradition at our home and show you our progress each year as we raise up White Pine, Virginia Pine, and Douglas Fir trees with some Norway Spruces mixed in! During the interim and more than likely over time, we will keep offering fresh cut Fraser Firs from the North Carolina Appalachias!

All are welcome! Come on out for a Christmas Tree Farm experience: hayrides, hot chocolate, bonfires, our farm animals, and certainly Christmas Trees and Christmas wreaths for your family!

Blessings to you and yours!

Andy Ogle


North Spoon Christmas Trees owned & operated by Andy & Olivia Ogle and their family.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NEW HOURS - Christmas Tree season 2018 !!

For the Christmas season, we will be open on the following schedule:

MONDAYS / WEDNESDAYS / FRIDAYS

3 PM - 8 PM

SATURDAYS 

10 AM - 8 PM

SUNDAYS

2 PM - 8 PM

We are open at our farm on Loudon Ridge Rd only!

(Buttermilk Farms is SOLD OUT of choose-and-cut Norway Spruce trees!)

If you have any questions, give us a call: 865-315-TREE


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Opening Day - CHRISTMAS 2018 Scoop

We open Friday morning after Thanksgiving and are excited to see you and your families as you search for your family Christmas tree! 

Our Christmas 2018 Scoop & Hours of Operation:


Friday November 23rd, 2018 - Buttermilk Farms location

10 AM - Dark

Choose-and-cut Norway Spruce (limited Norway Spruce to cut down this season as we continue raising up new trees for the future)

(Hayrides, bonfire, hot chocolate, local coffee)

Saturday November 24th, 2018 - Buttermilk Farms location

10 AM - Dark

Fresh cut Fraser Firs and White Pines available in addition to our Choose-and-cut Norway Spruce trees in the field

(Hayrides, bonfire, hot chocolate, local coffee)

Sunday November 25th, 2018 - Loudon Ridge Farm

2 PM - 8 PM

Fresh cut Fraser Firs and White Pines
(Blue Spruces arriving in early December)

(Hayrides, bonfire, hot chocolate, local coffee)

For directions, click the link on the left or bottom of our website!