We do that here in New England too.
You can go and pick yours out in the spring and tag it and come back in Decemeber to cut it down or just choose one when you get there in December.
When I was growing up it was only $10.00 to cut your own, they have gone up now but its still not as expensive as some of the trees they see in the parking lots and nurseries.
My daughter's boyfriend lives on 70 acres and they grow trees for Christmas as well.
Lots of fun cutting them down!
Good job picking out your tree Irwin, have fun decorating it too.