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2020 Christmas Trees are here! 0

Real Christmas Trees. Real Reasons.

We open for the 2020 Christmas season November 22nd!
The 7th annual Brungot Farms Tree Forest opens at the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park tomorrow. We know how excited all of you are to come pick out your trees; we’re excited to see you too!

Hours: 
Sunday 11/22: 4 - 8 p.m.
Monday 11/23: 4 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 11/24: 4 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 11/25: 4 - 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Black Friday 11/27: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Weekdays until sold out 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

2020 Changes

2020 has been a year of change, adjustment, and improvisation. All of us have felt the impact of the craziness of this year. We are so excited to once again help bring Christmas joy into the homes in our community!


We have made a few changes to Brungot Farms, but we have also worked hard to ensure that we are bringing you the same warm, personal, and fun experience that you've come to expect from us!

Buy your tree here!


Location

We've expanded at the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park! Instead of being located in front of the YMCA, we'll be set-up down by the soccer fields. This location allows us to set-up far more trees than our original lot, helps us promote social distancing, and makes it much easier to access the really tall trees in our water pit. When you come into the YMCA, follow the signs to the soccer fields!

Brungot Farms will not be opening the lot in Leander this year. This was a tough decision and is primarily related to the hurdles that we had to overcome related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This we be revisited next year!

Delivery

For those of you getting your Christmas tree delivered, expect a call 24-48 hours before your requested delivery date. At that time, we’ll set-up a delivery time, confirm your requested delivery method (in-home or porch drop), and ask some COVID-19 screening questions. Additionally, when your Tree Fairy is on their way with your tree, they will call to confirm that no one in your household has or is suspected to have COVID-19.

The Porch Drop delivery option is new this year! As with all of our deliveries, we will schedule a time to bring your tree to your house. The difference is that we just won't come into your house and set the tree up. Even though we won't be bringing it into your house, it's still important that you're home when we drop the tree off so that you can put it in water right away.

Delivery has been HOT! We already have 3 times the normal level of deliveries at this time. If you're looking to have your tree delivered, please set it up with us ASAP. We are already full through November 29th. The earliest that you can get your tree delivered is November 30th.

COVID-19

Alongside the changes to our delivery process, we’ve made a few other changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our lot will have designated entry-only and exit-only areas and plenty of hand sanitizer. Our employees will wear masks when interacting with customers and will be screened for symptoms daily. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE and ask you to please wear masks when browsing the Tree Forest, for your safety and ours.

We ask for your help in keeping everyone safe. If you have become ill, or been exposed to COVID-19, please reach out to us. We are able to hold your order, or even change your delivery to Porch Drop. We want everyone to have a happy and healthy Christmas!

See you at the Christmas Tree Forest in Cedar Park!

Twin Lakes YMCA:
204 E Little Elm Trail, 
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Click Here for Google Map

  • Mallory Lehenbauer
Confessions of the business owner: Fear vs. HOPE

Confessions of the business owner: Fear vs. HOPE 0

When the nurses came in to discharge Larissa, they said, “great news, you get to go home today!” Without hesitation, both Larissa and I responded, “we’ll sign the papers but we aren’t going home!” We weren’t leaving that hospital while Adaline was still there, we were staying and helping her fight to get better in the NICU. We had never been in this situation before, but we knew there was no way we were leaving her side.

HOPE carried us through this journey and HOPE Wreaths, handmade by Larissa and I, will hang in the Ronald McDonald House every Christmas in honor of the care they gave us through this journey. 

  • Aaron Brungot
2020 Christmas & Pre-Sale update

2020 Christmas & Pre-Sale update 0

This year our pre-sale is more important than ever! The Christmas tree inventory is the tightest we have ever seen. However, we are happy to report that we have trees and even more than last year! But we also know they will likely sell faster than ever. For example, last year we sold out of 8-9 ft trees before they even got here and we predict that this season will be even more of a whirlwind as people will be desperate for a bit of normalcy this holiday season. 
  • Aaron Brungot
More to come for Brungot Farms!

More to come for Brungot Farms! 5

Brungot Farms officially has a location to establish our very own roots in Texas! We have a lot of work to do, beginning with putting in a road bridge over a creek, and land prep, as we have seedlings on the way later this month that we need to get ready for. We are so very excited to launch this huge project! We have a goal of having our first trees available to cut during the Christmas Season of 2023. (Yes, good things come to those who wait right?) This project doesn’t come without risk, and over the coming weeks, we will be launching our very own fundraising effort to keep the farm going as we get to those first trees cut. 

We are working to implement our plan to fund the additional $18,000-$20,000 a year in costs before we get to the first harvest. Not to mention, we are looking at nearly $200,000 out of pocket before we would be able to see a return on that investment. 

  • Aaron Brungot
As we reflect on the 2018 season, we are excited for the 2019 Christmas season!

As we reflect on the 2018 season, we are excited for the 2019 Christmas season! 1

It’s hard to believe we are going into our 6th season with Brungot Farms, and when I look back at the 2018 season, I now fully understand how nearly 50% of businesses fail in their first 5 years. It hasn’t been an easy road, but I wouldn't change a thing. Just Kidding, we have changed plenty, we look back every year, and figure out how we can do things better the next season, and this year is no different. 

I can’t thank you enough for what you have helped us do in Central Texas. 2018 alone we raised over $22,000 for the non-profits we support here in Texas. We launched the Leander location with our 12 Days of Hope & Giving, along with a huge first-year fundraiser with Keller High School in Keller, Texas. We had Fundraisers From DFW to San Antonio with some points in between.

  • Aaron Brungot
Season Update: The effects of the Christmas Tree shortage

Season Update: The effects of the Christmas Tree shortage 0

Christmas is in full swing at Brungot Farms

First, thank you! We are so thankful for such a wonderful Christmas season so far. We have loved seeing you and your families picking out the perfect tree or wreath in both of our lots this year. We have had a record-breaking year, and we thank you for shopping for your fresh trees and wreaths at Brungot Farms.

You may have heard on the news or from us earlier this year - there is a nationwide Christmas tree shortage. We are also affected by this shortage in Central Texas, but it does not mean we are out of trees! It just means that we are running very low on the BIG Christmas trees (above 7 foot).

Due to the extenuating weather conditions in North Carolina, we only have trees 7 foot and above if you have ALREADY pre-ordered your tree. We will not be receiving any more tall trees because of these weather conditions. Although, we have lots of 5-7 foot trees in both of our locations in Leander in Cedar Park.

Sunday is the last day for our Leander Location 12 Days of Hope and Giving Fundraiser. This fundraiser benefits 12 local nonprofits in the area. Make sure you make it out to the Leander Chamber of Commerce before December 2nd to purchase your Christmas tree or wreath.

If you still have not picked out a tree for your home, we encourage you to run not walk to one of our two Brungot Farms locations in Cedar Park or Leander. Our prices will stay the same, as always!

We are open on weekdays from 4 pm - 8 pm and we will be open THIS weekend December 1st and 2nd from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on finding a wreath or tree for your home!

As always, we are so thankful to celebrate Christmas with your family!

Merry Chrismas!

Aaron Brungot