Amburn's Stand coming back to life

Maryville Landmark Amburn’s Market Gets a Facelift for the Holiday Season

Local Company to Offer Christmas Trees and a Helping Hand

 A fresh holiday makeover has been given to local landmark, the former Amburn’s Market this season and will provide families the opportunity to start their Christmas with their own live tree.

Altar’d State, owner of the produce stand, has revitalized the building with new paint, lighting and décor and has made the space available to a unique local company to provide live Christmas trees and a festive atmosphere in the downtown area. “Christmas is such a special time of year for our families and we are excited to partner with our friends at “Raise the Tree” to provide a live tree shopping option for the community – and helping out the less fortunate at the same time” says Altar’d State Spokesperson Cynthia Ellis. 

Urban Tree Farm

A partnership with Raise the Tree, an online tree delivery service started by Paul Dickenson and James Trimble; and Seeds of Change, a social enterprise founded by Ian Dovan has birthed a unique concept to bring the feel of a tree farm to downtown. The first one opened in Knoxville last year, and this year will expand to downtown Maryville. They give 10% of all proceed to local charities. “Our goal is to provide the experience of a tree farm in the mountains with the convenience of being right in the heart of Maryville. The pillars that make Raise the Tree unique are to provide top-quality Fraser firs and to giving back to the community,” said Dovan. 

Families are invited to come out, find your perfect fresh-cut Fraser Fur while enjoying some hot chocolate, make a s’more, and create some holiday memories. The grand opening will be Friday, November 23 from 2-8pm. Also note a convenient door-step delivery is offered, using an online order platform found on the website. Seasonal hours will vary, and will be posted on the facebook page and our website.

For more information, please visit our website at or follow us on facebook at and Instagram #raisethetreeknox.

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Ian Dovan