South Jersey farm gives free Christmas trees to families who need one

Andrew Kramer
December 24, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Cheyenne's Road Market and Farm.

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MARLTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Not everyone can afford a real Christmas tree, but a South Jersey farm is making sure if you want one, you have one. 

You can pull up to Cheyenne's Road Market and Farm off Church Road in Marlton, pick your tree, get it cut down, put it on your car and drive away. It's as simple as that, said farmer Shannon Higginbotham.

"We are giving away all our remaining Christmas trees to anybody who needs one: Families in need, somebody who is on hard times, someone who just the holidays got too crazy and they didn't have a chance to come out and get a tree. No money or anything, we're just paying it forward," she said. 

"They always say, 'you have no idea how much this means to me.' That's something we hear a lot," she added, describing what people say as they drive away.

Shivaun Bell was going to get an artificial tree this year but decided instead to grab a last minute tree from Cheyenne's.

"It's a beautiful tree too, it feels real fresh and it smelled good, so it will change the whole Christmas mood and I'll have a nice place to put the presents," Bell said. 

Another person came by after Bell to get a tree for his mother, who has been struggling with money lately.