New 'Huckleberry Home' opens Christmas tree spot in Habersham
A new Christmas tree lot opened up this week over in Habersham offering hard-to-find Fraser fir trees, the most popular tree used at Christmas time.
Huckleberry Home, operated by Beaufort-newcomers Kathyrn Lott and her husband, Nate, is selling the trees on Market Street in Habersham, along with hand made wreaths and garland.
Opening on Friday, the spot has seen brisk and steady sales so far, and the business is nothing new to Kathryn and Nate, recent newcomers to Beaufort from Birmingham, Alabama.
“We do this every year and it’s totally a family affair,” Kathryn said. “We spend each Thanksgiving having fun and setting up a Christmas tree stand to help bring Christmas to the community.”
“This is the sixth year our family has been doing this. My parents own a plant nursery in Newnan, Georgia and my father brings the Frasers in from up north every year.”
The family moved to Beaufort this year when Kathryn, who works for Southern Living Magazine as a Stylist, joined Jodie Miller in her operation over at Plum Productions; the event producer of many of Beaufort’s favorite fun festivals including Bottles & Barrels (from Southern Living), the Habersham Harvest Festival, the Tomato Festival and several other high-profile events we enjoy each year.
Kathryn’s husband, Nate, will be opening a residential construction business in the area as well.
“We love Beaufort, and my parents fell in love with it too,” Kathryn added. “We hope to expand the nursery to the area here so we can do this every year. We love bringing Christmas to the community.”
The Fraser firs are in demand. Most are imported locally from North Carolina, which is experiencing a shortage. The shortage in North Carolina and other leading tree-growing states has ties to over-planting, according to reports.
Visit the tree stand at Huckleberry Home in Habersham weekdays from 2pm to dusk and on weekends from 11am to 3pm, welcome Kathryn & Nate to the Lowcountry and take home a Christmas tree.