Date(s) - 03/09/23
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Weekly meetings of the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club are held at Brownson Country Club in Shelton. This week’s speaker will be Jane Jones from the Jones Family Farm whose presentation is entitled A Christmas Tree Farm Grows in Shelton.
The Jones Family Farm and Winery in White Hills celebrated 75 years of selling Christmas trees this past December. To mark this special anniversary, Jean and her daughter Gwyn compiled a book of Christmas Tree Farm memories and also included 75 heritage Jones family recipes.
Jean Jones got her start in farming when she married Terry Jones in 1969. She has also been a professional dietitian-nutritionist for more than 50 years and her special interest is community nutrition and encouraging home cooking and family meals.
Today, she is going to take you behind the scenes to describe how Philip H Jones, Jr., her father-in-law, became involved in Christmas tree farming before it was considered a farming endeavor.
She also has copies of this limited commemorative book available for purchase today for $20 (cash or check, please) and will be happy to sign your purchase.