Membership Benefits

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Membership Benefits 2024-06-04T14:34:26-04:00

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association represents over 65 farm families farming approximately 14,000 acres of strawberries in Florida with the majority being in the Plant City-Dover area. In addition, FSGA offers Allied Partnerships to companies and organizations in allied industries who would like to join our vast network.

Grower Membership

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 Services

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.

More information on ways to engage with the Florida Strawberry Growers Association:

Our Allied Partnership program offers 4 different levels which offer different types of benefits. The dues are payable annually.

Our Allied Partners 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 our Allied Partners have found to be very beneficial are our mail-out  and email services. Any Allied Partner 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 the ability 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 info@flastrawberry.com to our grower membership.

Gold Allied Partners ($2,000/year)

  • Agrothrive
  • Ag Nutrients
  • Agrothrive
  • 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
  • Primus Auditing Ops
  • RCS Company
  • Sonoco
  • 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
  • Keyplex
  • Lacy Brown Specialty Advertising, LLC
  • Mayo Ag Services
  • Redox – Ag Nutrients
  • Seso Inc.
  • Teleos Ag Solutions
  • Triangle Chemical Company
  • TriEst Ag Group, Inc.
  • TriYield
  • Vestaron
  • Yara North America

Bronze Allied Partners ($500/year)

  • Actagrow
  • Agrosavfe NV
  • Alltech Crop Science
  • BVT, Inc.
  • Fischbach Land Company
  • Florida Foundation Seed Producers
  • Helm/Alltech Crop Science
  • Kemin
  • Samson Harvesting
  • Timac USA
  • Wells Crop Insurance Agency

Base Allied Partners ($250/year)

  • Adama
  • Ag Technologies
  • AgBio Innovations
  • Agri-Signs
  • 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
  • HumaGro
  • In the Field Magazine
  • Intergro
  • James Ashworth LLC
  • James Irrigation
  • Liberty Agro
  • Life Soils
  • Maga Bon II, LLC
  • Monte Packaging Company
  • MyLand
  • 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. Among other benefits, we provide for our Handlers with point-of-purchase material to assist their retailers in promoting fresh Florida strawberries.

Always Fresh Farms

3755 W Lake Hamilton Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 863-401-3404  E-mail: sales@alwaysfresh.com

Astin Strawberry Exchange

Contact: Suzanne Roberts
P.O. Box 3837
Plant City, Fl 33563

Phone: 813-650-8448   Fax: 813-754-5702

BBI Produce, Inc.

Contact: Chris Smith
14506 Walden Sheffield Rd.
Dover, FL 33527

Phone: 813-659-0833

California Giant Berry Farms

Contact: Alan Ediger, VP of Sales
P.O. Box 1359
Watsonville, CA 95077

Phone: 831-728-1773

Central Florida Fruit Cooling and Packing

11425 Walter Hunter Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547

Phone: 813-737-3100


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

Ferris Farms

Contact: Matt Reichenbach
P.O. Box 909
Floral City, Fl 34436

Phone: 352-637-3880  Fax: 352-726-2125

Mr. Fresh Pak

1400 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Plant City, Fl 33563

Phone: 813-754-7658

Grimes Produce Company

Contact: Shawn Butler
3137 Paul Buchman Hwy
Plant City, Fl 33563

Guynn Family Produce Sales

Contact: Gary Guynn
4233 Homewood Lane
Lakeland, Fl 33811

Phone: 813-918-0767

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

Sizemore Farms, Florida Supreme Brand

Phone: 863-425-6611

Spivey Farms Sales & Cooling

Contact: David Spivey
6101 S. County Road 39
Plant City, Fl 33567

Phone: 813-650-8999

Sweet Life Farms

203 East Terrace Dr.
Plant City, FL 33563

Phone: 813-659-0833

Well Pict

84232 State Road 674
Wimauma, FL 33598

Phone: 813-634-4876

Westlake Produce

141 5th St. NW #302
Winter Haven, FL 33881


Wish Farms

P.O. Box 1839
Plant City, FL 33564

Phone: 813-752-5111

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, Florida Beauty, Florida Brilliance, Florida127, and Winterstar™.

Astin Plant Farm, 813-650-8448, North Carolina

Balamore Farm Ltd, 902-668-2004, Canada

Top of the Mountain Farms, 336-977-6276, North Carolina

C O Keddy Nursery LLC, 902-678-4497, Canada

Crown Nursery LLC, 530-529-6488, California

Cedar Point Nursery, 541-880-8826, California

Ekland Marketing Co., 530-345-4476, California, for sales outside of US and Canada

EZ Grow Farms, 519-875-4751, Canada

G W Allen Nursery Ltd, 902-678-7519, 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

Mathis Farms, 813-757-6955, 

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

Top of the Mountain Farms, 336-977-6276, North Carolina

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.

The Board of Directors are hardest working members of our organization, and they do it all for free.

2023 Florida Strawberry Growers Association Board of Directors

Jake Raburn, President
Matt Reichenbach, Vice President
Payton Astin, Secretary
Jay Sizemore, Treasurer
Dee Chavez
Joel Connell
Lee Gillman
Lorena Gutierrez
Mike Lott
Steve Mathis
Andy McDonald
Tres McQuaig
Matt Parke
Casey Runkles
Alison Smith
David Spivey
Adam Young