MORE THAN A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Laura and Jamie Faircloth are the couple behind Pinewood Christmas Tree Farm in Williamson County. From Cypress to Douglas Fir trees to handmade wreaths and hot cocoa, they are a great Christmas activity destination! In 2015, they traded their city life for the country and bought a home to finally put down roots – their family’s and actual tree roots! Now they are living their dream.
What do You all look forward to the most during the holiday season?
Opening day on the farm is like Christmas Eve for us, we are Santa and the elves getting all the toys set up and ready to be found by the kids – our customers – on Christmas morning. There is a buzz of excitement and anticipation in the air.
What do You do in your spare time?
Jamie says: “I moved to Nashville to continue my career as an instrumental saxophone artist. Music plays a huge part in my life – it’s my voice.” For Laura it’s all about the numbers: “I’m drawn to numbers and spreadsheets, she says. “I have been in accounting for almost twenty years, yet, all the crafts in our farm gift shop are handmade by me.”
What keeps your FAMILY motivated?
Jamie’s grandfathers were both preachers, farmers and had full-time jobs. They have been such an inspiration to us. Farming was a source of their income, but it was also a way they gave back to the community. It motivates us to be good stewards of our farm and create a place open for everyone to experience. Our approach is, come enjoy our farm, we don’t care if you buy a tree! Take free hayrides, drink free hot chocolate and have a free visit with Santa.
What organizations are You all involved in?
Partnering with non-profits and other organizations has been part of our vision from day one. Jamie is the Community Lead for Starbucks stores in Williamson County. Through Starbucks and his music, he has organized and participated in organizations such as FrankTown, One Generation Away, Toys for Tots and Habitat for Humanity. We are very supportive of all organizations involved with adoption. Having adopted children, we have a special connection and are always looking for ways to help support others going through the process.
Learn more about Pinewood Christmas Tree Farm at pinewoodchristmastreefarm.com.