Welcome to Oak Shade Farm. We are a family farm, involving grandparents, children and grandchildren. We try to make every visit memorable, especially for children. We have bunnies to hold and chickens to visit and a nature path to stroll through the woods. Free local cider and cookies. We provide saws and offer free tree bundling and tying on.
We have choose-and-cut, hand-sheared white pine and Norway spruce trees, grown without herbicides or pesticides; wreaths, swags and roping. Our new hospitality building is full of gift items made here at the farm, including hand-woven items, hand-hooked rugs, honey, beeswax candles and ornaments, homemade jams, felted sachets and a variety of Christmas decorations.
This year we are open from 9-5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday; from 1-5 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – we’re closed on Monday. In addition to our usual open days we are offering tree marking on two adjacent family farms during the weekends of November 12-13, 19-20, December 3-4 and 10-11 from 9am-4pm. ‘Marking’ refers to selecting a tree, tagging it, paying for it, and then returning to pick it up at a later date. We have many beautiful spruce trees to choose from. Marked trees will be cut, bundled and delivered to Oak Shade Farm for pick-up on the date you specify. For more information on marking please call the Mellos at 540-272-9712 or the Days at 540-937-7505.
Our prices remain the same this year: White Pines are $45 and Spruces are $48. Trees for marking at our adjacent farms will be individually priced.
Directions: West from Warrenton, take Route 211, cross the Rappahannock River to traffic light. Left on Route 229 for 6 miles, then right on Route 611 (Waterford Road) for 1 mile to Waterford Run Lane. Take this right and come to the top of the hill. North from Culpeper on Route 229, through Rixeyville. Cross Hazel River and take first left on Route 611. One mile to farm on right.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving and continuing until Christmas Eve. Closed Mondays.