SINCE THE 18th CENTURY
The Old Farm
“I love my farm and I love my town and I love the history of it all and I love sharing it with people, It means that much to them and it means a lot to me here, too.”
Edward & Judy Dart
Family and tradition are two things Ed Dart has always valued. For almost 70 years the Ed has watched his parents experiment with new ways to make a profit from their "Old Town Farm", In 1967, while preparing for his first year at the University of Rhode Island, he pitched his parents the idea of raising Christmas trees on the then 35-acre farm. What began as an innovative idea to keep his family farm going turned into a business that not only brings joy to Judy & Ed but to families for over forty years. Next began the expansion of Dart's Tree Farm where Ed, now grows Leyland cypress and Thuja Green Giants in the off season. Ed's next cutting edge idea began in 2018, Ed followed the Chrtstmas tree trends, with his next endevor of real colored trees and The Magic Color Forest.
The family story begins when Alice & Fred Dart built one of the North Fork’s first farm stands in 1945 and established a retail vegetable route, delivering fresh produce to summer and weekend communities on the North Fork.
Old Town Farm was the first to become a
Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farm on Long Island. With the success of Christmas tree sales for years by his father. Edward Dart expanded the farm in the 1970's with screening trees.
Spirit of Christmas
When you and your family visits Darts Tree Farm you enter a world of wonder with the spirit of Christmas all around. Years a go we expanded our gift shop in the Old Barn. This includes our famous wreath's handmade by Ed's wife Judy and her elves.
With all of the holiday cheer and Christmas spirit, we are delighted to see families return year after year and for Dart's to be a part of their family traditions.
Magic Color Forest
In 2018 Ed Dart was the first to launch the exciting new trend of colored Christmas trees. The first on Long Island to provide brightly colored live Fraser Fir trees. In 2019 Darts Farm has expanded the selection to meet demand and created the perfect setting for family photos year after year.