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MFVGA Strawberry & Raspberry Plant Orders - 2019  

The Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (MFVGA) is coordinating a group order of strawberry and raspberry plants for Upper Midwest growers.  By combining grower purchasing power we’re able to obtain quality plants, refrigerated transport and storage, competitive prices and savings to growers.  Proceeds from the plant sales support small fruit research programs at the University of Minnesota.  

ORDER EARLY!!!  Please note the ordering deadlines – some varieties sell out early and we encourage you to order your plants as soon as possible.  We cannot guarantee the availability of plants ordered after the deadline.   

If you are interested in varieties that are not listed on the order form, let us know.  We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to get the plants for you, but we can check with our suppliers.  If they carry the plants you want, we’ll see what we can work out.  

New Costs for This Year: This year our prices will reflect the number of plants you order. Larger growers will see reduced prices/ thousand compared to other years. The more plants you order, the greater the discount. Some patented varieties will include royalties.  All plants are virus indexed.  A $20.00 premium per thousand will be added to strawberry plants ordered from Nova Scotia. The minimum order for any one variety, strawberries and raspberries included, is 500 plants.  

Deposit: You can reserve your plants by simply paying $50 per thousand when placing the order, balance due April 1.  Deposits are non-refundable after March 1, unless plants can be resold without loss by MFVGA.  

Nursery Choice: MFVGA has always dealt with reputable plant nurseries.  This year we intend to source our plants from Nourse Farms in Massachusetts and Keddy Nurseries in Nova Scotia.  Depending on availability, we will do our best to honor your nursery preferences.   If you do not indicate a preference, we will use our best judgement to maximize economies of cost, transportation and logistics.  Orders are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Any necessary pricing adjustments will be made when the orders are confirmed.   

How to Order: Anyone may purchase plants.  While orders can be placed at the MFVGA annual conference, to ensure you get the varieties you want, we encourage early ordering.  (Some major varieties are close to selling out in February!).  Orders placed after February 15 will be accepted subject to plant availability from the nursery.  Before you order from someone else, check with us!  If you have questions, contact Nikki Deyle at (612) 283-4002 or email at info.mfvga@gmail.com  

Delivery: Tentatively scheduled for mid-April, depending on the weather. We are hoping to use the Good Acre facility, located next to the U of M, St. Paul campus, as our drop sight again this year. If you prefer shipment from the metro area, UPS is available at a cost. 

How these prices compare: To make your own comparison, figure out your plant cost and delivery cost from a different supplier.  Remember to consider the value of refrigerated transportation along with the support you provide to the MFVGA and small fruit research at the University of Minnesota.    

Thank You for Your Support

 

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