All-natural balsam wreaths made by TAUNY North Country Heritage Award recipient Jane Desotelle are made with balsam, berries, pine cones, and flowers gathered from around her Franklin County home.

All-natural balsam wreaths made by TAUNY North Country Heritage Award recipient Jane Desotelle are made with balsam, berries, pine cones, and flowers gathered from around her Franklin County home.

This holiday season, TAUNY will once again offer beautiful, locally made Adirondack Balsam Wreaths for sale. Each year, TAUNY works with naturalist and North Country Heritage Award recipient Jane Desotelle to offer handmade balsam wreaths for the holidays. All wreaths are made to order with generous quantities of balsam fir and natural decorations from the woods of the Adirondack foothills. The wreaths are long-lasting, fragrant, and can usually remain on display until Spring.

Wreaths are available in three sizes and with various color options. The prices by size are $30 (small), $40 (medium), and $45 (large), and can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for additional shipping charges. Half the cost of each wreath is a tax-deductible donation to TAUNY.

Details can be found and orders placed online at tauny.org/shop or at The TAUNY Center at 53 Main Street, Canton. The first order deadline is November 10 and the second is November 24. More information is available at 315-386-4289 or by emailing [email protected].

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life–present and past–in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote regional identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and culture. More information is available at tauny.org.