One of the true signs of the holidays in Tucker comes the day after Thanksgiving each year, when Sherry’s – which is located in Brockett Square at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Brockett Road – is converted into a Christmas tree lot. We sat down recently with Sherry and her family, as they prepared for their first shipment of trees, to get a look at this Tucker institution by the numbers.
- 10 - Sherry’s Produce is closed during the coldest months of the year – January and February – meaning they try to stay open from the first blooms of spring until the last Christmas tree is dragged off the lot. That works out to roughly 10 months each year.
- 20 - Sherry took over the business 20 years ago, although it had been in the family for years before that.
- 250 - Each year Sherry’s sells approximately 250 Christmas trees. These Fraser Firs are driven in from a tree farm just five hours up the way in Boone, North Carolina.
- 300 - Halloween is another busy time at Sherry’s. They estimate selling 300 pumpkins and assorted gourds each October. Unlike the trees, which are local to the region, the pumpkins are grown in Indiana and shipped to Tucker.
- 10 - Each child who comes to Sherry’s Produce is offered a free piece of fruit. Sherry estimates that on an average day her staff gives away 10 pieces of free fruit, although in the busy months they can give away as many as 40 pieces in a day.