A SOMERSET Christmas tree farm is on the hunt for a seasonal helper to take up residence in its festive shop in the run up to Christmas (2016).
Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, which is based at Middle Hill Farm in Langford Budville near Wellington, is looking for someone with a jolly personality and a red suit.
Reg Hendy, owner of Langford Lakes, which has starred on the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ programme, explained: “At this time of year an important vacancy always crops up so we’re looking for that special someone to step up and help us entertain our visitors both young and old in the run up to Christmas.
“We’re looking for someone who is friendly and full of character, as well as being great when meeting new people. The chosen candidate will be here for our launch day on Saturday, November 19 and every weekend in December alongside our other festive helpers to make the season extra special for all our visitors who come here to choose their fresh, traditional cut trees.”
Anyone who would like to apply for the position should call the Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm on 01823 400476 or email email@example.com. The deadline for enquires is October 7.
Reg added: “We would love to hear from anyone who has the time and character to fulfil this very important position. A red suit and white beard will be provided if the applicant doesn’t have their own suitable attire for the role.”
Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, which is well-known for its home grown, freshly cut Christmas trees, is a family run 40-acre farm that is located close to the nature reserve Langford Heathfield, a mile outside of Langford Budville in Somerset.
It is a family-run farm, owned and run by Reg and his wife Ann and their two sons, Shaun and Nick. The family has been growing and selling Christmas trees for more than 20 years.
“Back in 1993, I took a risk and decided to diversify away from the traditional cash crops of wheat and potatoes, and chose to plant and farm Christmas trees. My next decision was what type of tree to go for. With dozens of potential firs and spruces available, I opted to specialise in the Nordman Fir variety, which was then, relatively rare and slow growing.
“The Nordman Fir provides one huge benefit to its main competition, the Norway Spruce, that is its needle retention. The soft fir needles of the Nordman Fir have even been known to remain green and still attached to the tree into May.”
Since the early days, Reg has planted an increasing number of trees year-on-year and is now cultivating a much larger stock to meet public demand.
“As growers we pride ourselves on offering a quality, fresh product at a very competitive price. We can provide cut trees from three to 30 feet in size and have a superb array of low needle drop Nordman, Fraser Fir and Norway Spruce. We can also supply container grown trees, which have a much higher chance of surviving after Christmas and for future years if kept outdoors and cared for.”
Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm is open from Friday, November 18 until Friday, December 23, 2016.
For further details about Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, which is based at Middle Hill Farm in Langford Budville near Wellington, please call 01823 400476, visit www.langfordlakes.co.uk, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LangfordLakes or log on to www.facebook.com/LangfordLakesChristmasTreeFarm/.