Wreathmaking has become tradition for a Wayne County family
In late October, the fields surrounding Four Oaks, North Carolina, are exploding with cotton. It’s almost the end of the crop’s season, marking a short lull for local farmers. But for the Sanderson family, things are just about to crank up.
The family owns and operates Sanderson Wreaths & Garland, a Wayne County business that began as a Christmas tree farm and has since transitioned to creating custom wreaths and garlands. The wreaths — sold year-round, including at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh — are crafted from cotton burrs, cotton bolls and corn shucks.