The Florida Strawberry Growers Association represents over 75 grower members farming over 10,000 acres of strawberries in Florida with the majority being in the Plant City-Dover area. In addition, FSGA offers associate memberships to allied industries that would like to join our vast network.
FSGA is a voluntary organization that represents the majority of Florida strawberry growers as members. Growers pay $50.00 per planted acre as dues. The Association represents growers on a wide variety of issues and policies, works to increase consumption and helps keep strawberry production profitable in Florida.
Member Service has always been a top priority for the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. FSGA is leading the fight to reduce and streamline regulations and eliminate duplication.
FSGA representatives have served on the Planning Commission, Greenway’s Task Force, and the Agricultural Task Force. Currently, FSGA holds positions on the Agricultural Economic Development Council and Southwest Florida Water Management District Agricultural Advisory Committee. Issues include land use and funding for migrant housing, Greenbelt issues, open space, upland habitat, wetlands, environmental regulations and property rights.
The Association has been in the forefront during every crisis over the past decades, representing growers during drought, hail, floods and freezes. Whenever growers need to provide input to governmental agencies, FSGA serves as the industry’s mediator.Become a Member
Our Associate Membership consists of 5 levels and the dues are payable annually.
Our associate members receive various benefits throughout the year based on the level of membership that they choose. According to our Bylaws we cannot publish our grower addresses. However, one of the perks that our Associate Members have found to be very beneficial is our mail-out service. Any member can prepare a mail-out that they would like to send to our growers (stuff it, seal it, and stamp it), and send it to us. We will attach address labels and deposit in the mail it for them. This allows Associates to reach our growers without having access to our list. There is a $25.00 charge for this service if you are a base member.
Gold Members ($2,000/year)
- AEF Global
- Ag Nutrients
- Chemical Dynamics
- Cool Planet
- Farm Credit of Central Florida
- FMC Corp.
- Harrell’s Fertilizer
- Highland Packaging Solutions
- International Paper
- RCS Company
- Renewable Energy Group
- Triangle Chemical Company
- Yara North America
Silver Members ($1,000/year)
- Arkema, Inc.
- Arysta Life Science
- Bayer CropScience
- CBC Saunders Real Estate
- Carden & Associates, Inc.
- Kennco Manufacturing
- Patterson Companies
Bronze Members ($500/year)
- Everglades Farm Equipment
- Fischbach Land Company
- G.W.Allen Nursery, Ltd.
- Luc Lareault, Inc.
- Marrone Bio Innovations
- Phyton Corporations
- Raven Industries
- TriEst Ag Group
Base Members ($250/year)
- AgBio Innovations
- Ag Technologies
- Anna Leigh Farms
- Brandt Consolidated, Inc.
- Brown & Brown Insurance Tampa
- Carther Plants, Ltd.
- Cedar Point Nursery
- Central Florida Media Group
- C.O. Keddy Nursery
- Concentric Ag
- Conlan Tire Company, LLC
- Crown Nursery
- Diamond R Fertilizer
- Dow AgroSciences
- D S & A
- Ekland Marketing
- Employee Payroll Solutions
- Engage Agro USA
- Environmental Turnkey Solutions
- Florida Foundation Seed Producers
- Florida Fruit Association
- Florida Department of Agriculture
- Florida Insurance Center
- Flo-Tec Automation
- Gowan Co.
- G P Solutions
- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
- Harvest Croo, LLC
- Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Hillsborough Cooperative Extension Service
- Hopewell Funeral Home
- In the Field Magazine
- ISO Par Consulting
- James Ashworth LLC
- James Irrigation
- Jet Harvest Solutions
- John Deere Water
- Kichler Farms
- Lacy Brown Specialty Advertising, LLC
- Lassen Canyon
- Macro-Sorb Agriculture
- Magan Bon II, LLC
- Monte Packaging Compan
- Pathway Biologic, LLC
- Rabo AgriFinance
- Sipcam Rotam
- Sunbelt Lawn & Tractor
- Syngenta, Inc.
- TKI (Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.)
- Toro Micro-Irrigation
- TriEst Irrigation
- TWC Distributors
- Wedgworth’s Inc.
- Wells Crop Insurance
Our handlers are listed so you may select a supplier for fresh Florida strawberries. Our handler members pay voluntary assessments to the Association in the amount of $.02/flat on Florida strawberries handled by their facility for each grower member of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. Among other benefits, we provide for our Handlers with point-of-purchase material to assist their retailers in promoting fresh Florida strawberries.
Updated list coming soon!
The nursery list consists of nurseries throughout the United States and Canada that have signed a licensing agreement with the Florida Strawberry Patent Service allowing them to sell Florida patented strawberry plants to growers for fruit production. Our Florida patented varieties are Sweet Charlie, Rosa Linda, Earlibrite, Florida Radiance, Florida Elyana, Strawberry Festival, Carmine, Winter Dawn, and Winterstar™.
Balamore Farms, 902-668-2004, Canada
Top of the Mountain Farms, 336-977-6276, North Carolina
CO Keddy Nursery LLC, 902-678-4497, Canada
Crown Nursery LLC, 530-529-6488, California
Cedar Point Nursery, 541-880-8826, California
Ekland Marketing, 530-345-4476, California
EZ Grow Farms, 519-875-4751, Canada
G.W. Allen Nursery Ltd., 902-678-7519, Canada
HB Morse & Sons, 902-538-9389, Canada
Kichler Farms, Ltd., 519-428-2507, Canada
Lassen Canyon Nursery, 916-223-1075, California
Lewis Nursery and Farms, 919-675-2394, North Carolina
Luc Lareault Ltd., 450-586-1850, Canada
NorCal Nursery Inc., 916-527-6200, California
Norton Creek Farms, 828-743-3674, North Carolina
Pepiniere A Masse, 450-469-3380, Canada
Planasa, LLC, 530-524-2468, California
Sierra Cascade Nursery Inc., 530-254-6867, California
Silver Lake Farms LLC, 813-323-6324, Florida
Strawberry Tyme Farms Inc., 519-426-3099, Canada
Westech Agriculture Ltd., 902-853-4184, Canada
Our supporting growers each pay a voluntary assessment to the Association in the amount of $50/acre of strawberries planted each year. In return, the grower members in good standing receive a rebate at the end of the season for Florida patented plants that they purchased. Members who heavily support Florida varieties may receive back in rebates more than they paid in assessments to the Association during the year.
The Board of Directors are hardest working members of our organization and they do it all for free.