Bedrock Tree Farm Candles
Tree in a Jar It is amazing but over a week or so it starts to lose it's cut fresh fraser fir smell. That is where our fir needle soy candle will save the day. You can have that fresh cut smell any time you light this candle.
It is made with fir needles harvested here at the farm.
Freshly poured Bedrock Tree Candles.
These Bedrock Tree Farm Candles were something special.
Fresh fir needles garnish the top of each glass jar and dance around the wick in a natural and pleasing way. The smell is pure and delicious.
Located a short drive from Green Hill Beach in Wakefield, Rhode Island, the farm is situated on a private, residential setting of 28 1/2 acres acres, of which 13 acres are planted with a variety of healthy and abundant Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, and Douglas Fir trees. The farm is open for cutting from Thanksgiving through December 15th. So consider yourself informed on where to start your new holiday tree cutting tradition in 2018!
Bedrock Tree Farm Candles, Former Commercial Lobsterman, Christmas Tree Farmer and Co-Chief Candle Maker Tom Geary welcomed my curious questions. While his wife and business partner Angie Geary was busy managing the staff and operation in the busy days leading up to the Christmas holiday,
WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND BEFORE STARTING BEDROCK TREE FARM CANDLES?
Bedrock Tree Farm is owned & operated by the Geary Family. Located at 106 Woodland Trail in Wakefield, RI.
Years ago I was a full time Rhode Island lobsterman who ran a Christmas Tree Farm on the side. But everything changed in 1996 with the North Cape Oil Spill.
WHAT’S THE NORTH CAPE OIL SPILL?
ON JANUARY 18, 1996, DURING A WINTER STORM, THE TANK BARGE NORTH CAPE AND THE TUG SCANDIA GROUNDED ON MOONSTONE BEACH AFTER THE TUG’S ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE.
An estimated 851,928,000 gallons of home heating oil was spilled in front of Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. This resulted in the closure of a 250-square-mile area of Block Island Sound for inshore fishing. With my commercial lobster fishing business adversely effected, Angie and I made the decision to make the Christmas Tree Farm our full time focus.
WHEN DID YOU START MAKING BEDROCK TREE FARM CANDLES?
Shining Libbey Status jars lined up & ready to be filled at Bedrock Tree Farm’s candle making operation in Wakefield, RI.
In 2012, Angie and I wanted to find a way to use the endless fir needles branches that are sheared to the ground on the farm and left to turn to mulch. We wanted to grow our business in a way that would compliment the seasonal aspects of running a Christmas Tree Farm.
Angie had the vision and was innovative in her plans for how we could recycle the fresh, healthy, succulent fir needles to be featured in products like aromatherapy candles, exfoliating soaps and scrubs & more. And so began Bedrock Tree Farm Candles.
HOW DO YOU & ANGIE MAKE YOUR BEDROCK TREE FARM CANDLES SO PLEASINGLY AROMATIC?
Hand-harvested aromatic, organic pine needles from the farm.
We hand-harvest the clippings dry from a variety of conifers and then grind and blend them into all of our products. This creates the amazing natural scent that our customers love.
Each conifer contributes a different scent note to Bedrock Tree Farm Candles. For example, the Douglas Fir Needles deliver the grapefruit scent; Canaan Fir Needles bring a potent tangerine scent; Concolor Fir Needlesoffer a lemongrass scent; and Fraser Fir Needles carry apple notes.
Fir needle powder made from Bedrock Tree Farm conifer needles.
Every candle we make contains fir needle powder, essential oils, and a naturally derived fragrance combination that is proprietary to Bedrock Tree Farm.The needles floating on the top give an entertainment value to watching the candle burn. Other varieties of candles also feature rose buds and lavender buds on top. Each candle is unique and distinctive, both in looks and aroma.
WHAT WAX DO YOU USE?
Tom Geary in Bedrock Tree Farm’s new candle making operation.
All of our Bedrock Tree Farm Candles products are made with all natural soy wax made in the USA. Soy wax is completely natural, clean burning and non toxic.
Wherever we can, Angie and I are committed to using farming methods and practices that foster cycling of resources, promoting ecological balance, and conserving biodiversity.
WHAT’S THE LAST 5 YEARS BEEN LIKE FOR YOU & ANGIE RUNNING BEDROCK TREE FARM CANDLES?
Tom & Angie Geary Co-Owners of Bedrock Tree Farm
In 2013, just one year after we launched Bedrock Tree Farm Candles, we won 1st place for Best New Product at the New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show. Then in 2015, we won Best Maker at the Philadelphia Gift Show.
Today we distribute to 1,000 stores in all 50 states.
We’re proud to be a family-owned business & share these special Rhode Island products with the world.