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Christmas Tree Custom Thrives at Dzen Family Farm & Garden Market

Posted on December 5, 2015

    Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Through the centuries the Christmas Tree has evolved into one of the holiday season’s most beloved customs. In central Connecticut, when it comes time to cut your own or pick from the best of already cut trees, the name Dzen quickly comes to mind.     Dzen Garden Market at the Ellington five corners is currently adorned with evergreen logs, kissing balls, wreaths and trees galore – the latter making their way to the market from the Dzen Christmas Tree Farm just up the road in South Windsor, along Barber Hill Road. Folks who choose to cut their own at the farm are greeted by a festive looking arch decorated by longtime Dzen employee…

Update : Reindeer Return to Dzen Farm for Christmas 2015 Season

Posted on December 23, 2012

Update : After a one year hiatus due to a dispute over road access with a housing developer and the town, reindeer have returned for the Christmas 2015 season to the Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor, Connecticut. Happily prancing about on the day I stopped by, a visiting mother and baby are occuping the stalls for Misteltoe and Belle. Meanwhile, also energetic Max and Jack are part of the Dzen Family. Not to be confused with another Dzen farm across the street, the reindeer can be visited at the 125 Barber Hill Road site owned by John Dzen, Jr. The public is welcome. Go to to learn more.                            …