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Employee Spotlight!

We’ve saved the best for last! Today we feature the patriarch of Spencers. Our father, grandpa, and friend, Mister Noble Spencer, Jr. himself! Jr turned 90 years young in September, and he hasn’t slowed down one bit! We keep him busy, and he keeps us on our toes!

“Marge (Jr’s late wife) and I always had a lot of fun at Christmas. After I got out of the service, and came home from Japan, she met me in San Francisco. We stayed with her sister for a few days, and went to Fisherman’s Wharf. I don’t like seafood, but Marge loved it.
“Once we had kids, she always tried to make Christmas special for them. She was real good at that.
“What I like best about Christmas now is relaxing. I don’t make any plans if I don’t want to! But I see the kids, and the grand kids, and now their children. Those rugrats sure exhaust me! But I love them. They’re cute little tykes!”EC3E266F-7B3F-43EB-88BA-D4F56AE5E3D9

Employee Spotlight!

This is Maren! You may recognize her, she’s been with the company for about 12 years now (we can’t get rid of her!!), and she can honestly say she still wakes up excited to go to work.

“My favorite part of Christmas is having my entire family together at the same time in the same place. We play board games all day and have a “white elephant” gift exchange. We end up with the weirdest presents, and it’s become a goal to give the strangest item. Last year I ended up with five pounds of raisins! We’re all at the age where we don’t need anything for Christmas, but I still get exactly what I want- time with the people I cherish the most.”


Today’s employee spotlight is Gunther! We have been blessed to have Gunther share his talents with us for several years- from planting our gorgeous French gardens in the spring to delivering Christmas trees in the winter, he does it all!
“My favorite part of Christmas is hanging out with my family Christmas Eve, eating great food, laughing at everything, and watching Christmas movies all night.”



Our Tejon location is open today, Christmas Eve, from 10-2.

Stop by for last minute gifts, treats, and more!


Sales for last minute gifts!

Poinsettias, Christmas Plants, Gifts-To-Go and more!!! We are saving you money through the weekend! Stop by for those last minute needs. If you still need a Christmas tree, you’re in luck! All cut Christmas Trees are 40% off!  We are open through Christmas Eve Day!

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Holiday Happenings!

Rabbit Creek Mixes are a perfect gift for the favorite baker in your life. From quick bread mixes, to cookie mixes, soups and cheese ball mixes, we have you covered! In a pinch for a last minute dish for the office potluck? Grab a Spinach Delight Cheese Ball mix, sure to please the crowd! Looking for a quick cookie to leave out for Santa? We’ve got you covered! Beautifully packaged, these mixes don’t even need to be wrapped! Stop by our Market today!

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Employee Spotlight: Annelise Wilhite

We’d like to share some of Annelise’s favorite holiday memories. Annelise has been with the company for a few years, and works at our Fountain location.

“When we were kids, my sisters and I used to always fight over who got to hang out favorite ornament: a beautiful silver metal snowflake with a bell in the middle. These days we have a new favorite.

Our Papa used to be a great woodworker and made everything from toy high chairs to game boards to our first rocking horse. When he passed away weeks before I started at Spencer’s, my aunt Lori made ornaments for each of Papa’s children with a picture of him and his wife and filled with sawdust from his accomplishments. We all nearly cried when our dad showed it to us and it’s been my favorite ornament ever since.”


Employee Spotlight!

This is Dan Robinson, co-owner of Spencer’s, and nursery expert.

“Every year at Christmas my sister and I had train sets that we would set up in the basement, and play with for hours. I still have the train set, we keep it on display in our living room.

“Another memory I have is when Alice (Dan’s wife) and I were living in ft Collins. We went to a small Christmas tree lot, and bought a beautiful White Fir Christmas tree. And everyone thought we were nuts for spending twelve dollars! Now looking back, it doesn’t seem like that bad of a deal!”


Employee Spotlight: Mike Spencer

Today we’d like to share some of Mike Spencer’s holiday memories. Mike is a co-owner, and has worked in the family business all his life. You can likely find Mike at our Fountain location, most days. “You know, growing up, I always loved Christmas Eve and the time I spent with my family going to church service and seeing my grandparents from the Spencer side. We would arrive home from church and Santa would have already visited our house. That’s because Christmas morning, we loaded up the semi and took toys and fruit to the less fortunate kids at the Chief Theater. Those were some of my favorite times. Later in life, watching my own daughters open presents was always fun. Now that I have grandkids, Christmas has become even more magical. Christmas, to me, is all about kids. From when they come to pick out a tree with Mom & Dad, to when they visit the Candy Basement, it has become a tradition that spans 4 generations for me. I love it. I love the whole Christmas season and the whole idea of Christmas. It’s my favorite.”


We just crafted several fruit baskets that are up for purchase! The easiest and most delicious gifts are ready to go! Hurry though, they won’t last long!

(Tejon location only)