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.
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)
- Biogenic Reagent Ventures, LLC
- Chemical Dynamics
- Farm Credit of Central Florida
- Harrell’s Fertilizer
- Highland Packaging Solutions
- International Paper
- Yara North America
Silver Members ($1,000/year)
- Arkema, Inc.
- Arysta Life Science
- Carden & Associates, Inc.
- Fishbach Land Company
- Kennco Manufacturing
- Patterson Companies
- RCS Company
- CBC Saunders Real Estate
Bronze Members ($500/year)
- Bingham On-Site Portables, LLC
- Brandt Consolidated Inc.
- Brown & Brown Insurance of Tampa
- Everglades Farm Equipment
- G.W.Allen Nursery, Ltd.
- Luc Lareault, Inc.
- Sierra Cascade Nursery Inc.
- The Andersons
- Wells Crop Insurance
Base Members ($250/year)
- Anna Leigh Farms
- Caltec Ag. Inc.
- Carther Plants, Ltd.
- Cedar Point Nursery
- Central Florida Media Group
- C.O. Keddy Nursery
- Crop Protection Services of Florida
- Crown Nursery
- Diamond R Fertilizer
- Dow AgroSciences
- Ekland Marketing
- Ferme R. Labrecque, Inc.
- FIS Outdoor, Inc.
- Florida Foundation Seed Producers
- Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
- Flo-Tec Automation
- FMC Corporation
- Gowan Co.
- G P Solutions
- Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
- Harvest Croo, LLC
- Helena Chemical Co.
- Hillsborough Cooperative Extension Service
- Hopewell Funeral Home
- In the Field Magazine
- Island Grove Ag Products
- ISM Enterprises
- James Ashworth LLC
- Jet Harvest Solution
- John Deere Water
- Kichler Farms
- Lacy Brown Specialty Advertising, LLC
- Lassen Canyon
- Lochloosa Lake Farm
- Maga Bon, II
- Marrone Bio Innovations
- Monte Packaging Company
- Netafim USA, Ltd.
- Oak Haven Farms
- Overlook Harvesting
- Pathway Biologic, LLC
- Phyton Corporation
- Powerlift Doors of Florida
- Preferred Source, LLC
- Rabo AgriFinance
- Ramos Engineering
- Spicam Rotam
- Sunbelt Lawn & Tractor
- Syngenta, Inc.
- TKI (Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.)
- Toro Micro-Irrigation
- Tradewinds Power Corporation
- Triest Ag Group, Inc.
- Triest Irrigation
- TWC Distributors
Astin Strawberry Exchange
Contact: Suzanne Roberts
P.O. Box 3837
Plant City, Fl 33563
Phone: 813-650-8448 Fax: 813-754-5702
Dole Berry Company
1702 Jim Johnson Rd,
Plant City, FL 33566
Contact: Pedro Ruiz
12880 Hwy 92 East
Dover, Fl 33527
Phone: 813-659-2551 Fax: 813-659-1564
Farm N 4 U
Contact: Lance Ham
1310 Ham’s Farm Road
Plant City, Fl 33565
Phone: 813-478-9335 Fax: 813-707-1550
Contact: Dudley Calfee
P.O. Box 909
Floral City, Fl 34436
Phone: 352-637-3880 Fax: 352-726-2125
Guynn Family Produce Sales
Contact: Gary Guynn
4233 Homewood Lane
Lakeland, Fl 33811
Hinton Farms Produce
Contact: Bob Hinton, Cammy Hinton
1839 N. Dover Rd.
Dover, Fl 33527
Phone: 813-659-2160 Fax: 813-659-1042
Parkesdale Farms Packing & Cooling, Inc.
Contact: Peggy Parke
3914 Tanner Road
Dover, Fl 33527
Phone: 813-659-2429 Fax: 813-659-0300
Spivey Farms Sales & Cooling
Contact: David Spivey
6101 S. County Road 39
Plant City, Fl 33567
Balamore Farm Ltd, 902-668-2004, Canada
Bard Farms, 336-982-3648, North Carolina
C O Keddy Nursery LLC, 902-678-4497
CanadaCrown Nursery LLC, 530-529-6488, Canada
Cedar Point Nursery, 541-880-8826, California
Ekland Markering Co, 530-345-4476, California
EZ Grow Farms, 519-875-4751, Canada
Ferme Labreque Inc, 902-853-4184, Canada
G W Allen Nursery Ltd, 902-678-7519, Canada
H B Morse & Sons, 902-538-9389, Canada
Kichler Farms Ltd, 519-428-2507, Canada
Kube Pak Corporation, 609-259-3111, New Jersey
Lassen Canyon Nursery, 916-223-1075, California
Lewis Nursery and Farms, 919-675-2394, North Carolina
Luc Lareault Ltd, 450-586-1850, Canada
Millen Farms Ltd, 902-662-3820, Canada
NorCal Nursery Inc, 916-527-6200, California
Norton Creek Farms, 828-743-3674, North Carolina
Pacific Ag Research, 805-594-1800, California
Pepiniere A Masse, 450-469-3380, Canada
Planasa, LLC, 530-524-2468, California
Saskatchewan Strawberry Plant Producers, 306-653-4038, Canada
Severt Tree Farms, 336-982-3809, North Carolina
Sierra Cascade Nursery Inc, 530-254-6867, California
Silver Lake Farms LLC, 813-323-6324, Florida
Strawberry Tyme Farms Inc, 519-426-3099, Canada
Treeland Nursery, 336-982-4444, North Carolina
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.
Florida Strawberry Growers Association Board of Directors
Adam Young, President
Lance Ham, Vice-President
Casey Simmons Runkles, Secretary
Lisa Fox, Treasurer
Sam Astin, III.
Melissa Hinton Raburn