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
More information on ways to engage with the Florida Strawberry Growers Association:
Our Allied Partnership consists of 4 levels, and the dues are payable annually.
Our Allied Partners receive various benefits throughout the year based on the partnership level they choose. According to our Bylaws we cannot publish or distribute our grower addresses or contact information. However, one of the perks our Allied Partners have found to be very beneficial are our mail-out and email services. 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 Allied Partners to reach our growers without having access to our list. There is a $25.00 charge for this service for Base Level Allied Partners. The email service is a new Allied Partner benefit available to our Gold Level Allied Partners. A maximum of four emails can be sent out to our grower membership per year from each individual Gold Level Allied Partner. In order to use this Gold Level Allied Partner benefit, the content for the email must be submitted in a PNG or JPEG format and include a company explanation and the company’s logo. The image will be copied and pasted to the body of an email coming from firstname.lastname@example.org to our grower membership.
Gold Allied Partners ($2,000/year)
- Ag Nutrients
- Chemical Dynamics
- Cubed Laboratories
- Ekland Marketing Co.
- Farm Credit of Central Florida
- Florida Coast Equipment
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- FMC Corp.
- Gowan Co.
- Harrell’s Fertilizer
- Highland Ag Solutions
- International Paper
- Patterson Companies
- RCS Company
- Triangle Chemical Company
Silver Allied Partners ($1,000/year)
- Advancing Eco Agriculture
- AgBio Innovations
- AgNet Media
- Biosafe Systems
- BMP Logic
- BVT, Inc.
- Carden & Associates, Inc
- Growers Risk Management, LLC
- Haifa North America
- Kennco Manufacturing
- Mayo Ag Services
- Redox – Ag Nutrients
- Seso Inc.
- Teleos Ag Solutions
- Triangle Chemical Company
- TriEst Ag Group, Inc.
- Yara North America
Bronze Allied Partners ($500/year)
- Agrosavfe NV
- Alltech Crop Science
- BVT, Inc.
- Fischbach Land Company
- Florida Foundation Seed Producers
- Helm/Alltech Crop Science
- Samson Harvesting
- Timac USA
- Wells Crop Insurance Agency
Base Allied Partners ($250/year)
- Ag Technologies
- AgBio Innovations
- Armando Alvarez
- Bio Bee
- Brandt Consolidated, Inc.
- Brown & Brown Insurance Tampa
- Central Florida Media Group
- C.O. Keddy Nursery
- Crown Nursery
- Diamond R Fertilizer
- Florida Israel Business Accelerator
- Flo-Tec Automation
- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
- Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation District
- In the Field Magazine
- James Ashworth LLC
- James Irrigation
- Lacy Brown Specialty Advertising, LLC
- Liberty Agro
- Life Soils
- Maga Bon II, LLC
- Monte Packaging Company
- Statewide Harvesting
- Syngenta, Inc.
- University of Florida, Hillsborough County Extension Services
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.