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A touch of Sweden at Carlton County farm

Revived farm is home to old traditions


November 29, 2019

Lois Johnson

There is more than Christmas trees at the Jansson Tree Farm in Carlton. Goran and Gunilla Jansson have turned their farm into a paean to Swedish holiday traditions, including capped boughs for a form of a tomte, and wreaths.

Shoppers for Christmas trees can experience a Swedish Christmas in Minnesota at the Jansson Tree Farm of Gunilla and Goran Jansson north of Mahtowa just off of Highway 61 at the end of Carlson Road.

The tree farm wopens today and will run for eight days, through Saturday, Dec. 7.

"People can walk over or drive over to the tree area," Gunilla said. "They can feel and smell the trees before they find the one that will be just right for them. People will be able to cut their own trees or we can cut them for them."

The trees are Fraser firs, blue spruce or Douglas fir. The cost is determined...

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