November 29- December 5, 2010
Christmas trees at CJ
Temperatures are falling, and that means that once again, the Four Frozen Farmers are rolling in from the fields for their fifth season at CJ. This December you can find them where you've always found them... standing around a campfire in Construction Junction's parking lot, surrounded by hundreds of beautiful, locally grown Christmas trees and more than a few wreaths, made fresh on site.
For ONE WEEKEND ONLY! December 10th, 11th and 12th from 8am till 8pm.
The farmers source their freshly cut Fraser, Canaan and Douglas Firs locally from Indiana, PA. The Fraser, one of the most common Christmas trees, is known for its short needles and ability to keep its needles well beyond Christmas. The Canaan is a hybrid of the Fraser and the Balsam fir and is a bit more aromatic than the Fraser and has more space between its branches. The Douglas is a native of the Western US, has longer needles, and has a distinct smell. The trees come in an assortment of sizes... 3' to 9'. Just select the perfect tree, pay for it inside CJ (cash, check or credit card), and one of the farmers will be happy to give your tree a fresh cut and help you fix it to your car.
The Four Frozen Farmers are: Neil Stauffer, Susanna Meyer, Josh Burnett, and Jen Montgomery. We're always very happy to have them as it is our way to help support the important work they do.
Neil is the general manager of Penn's Corner Farm Alliance, a farmer cooperative with about 30 members here in Southwest PA. Susanna is the Director of Agricultural Production for Grow Pittsburgh, a non-profit dedicated to responsible food production. Josh also works for Grow Pittsburgh, heading up their awesome Edible Schoolyard program. And Jen is co-owner of Blackberry Meadows, an organic CSA-based farm just outside of Pittsburgh.
The CJ Buzz
CJ will be selling gift cards this year!!
What a great idea!
They could very well be the perfect holiday gift idea!
Recent Arrivals: One of a kind items
Recent Arrivals: Many of the same items
News & Events
Do you recycle Christmas lights? Thanks -- G.
We could but we think there are better options out there. This information is straight from the Earth911.org website.
One of the fastest growing holiday recycling programs involves strand lights, with municipal programs and national retailers like Home Depot signing on to offer consumer recycling.
Making the switch from regular incandescent strand lights to LED lights? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, that is a wise decision, as ten incandescent strands running all night produces 300 pounds of CO2 versus 30 pounds with LED lights. And according to one holiday calculator, it would cost about $6-10 per season to light your tree with three strands of incandescents versus only 13-17 cents with LEDs.
Convinced you’ll make the switch? Holidayleds.com will recycle your incandescent lights for you. Mail them in and the company recycles the lights and the box they were shipped in, and they will send you a coupon for 15 percent off LED light purchases through its site. You can save even more and use those new LED lights on a timer!
Hope this is helpful. -- Your pal Cozmo
Cozmo’s Message of the Week
Hi there! Welcome to December. Many of the items in this week's Blast, plus more in the store, are 10% off because they're from November. The start of every month is a great time to shop at CJ.