Membership 2023-01-12T09:28:39-05:00

Become a FSGA Member

As a Florida Strawberry Growers Association member, you’ll make an impact while also benefiting from the association’s support and advocacy for farmers just like you.

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Allied Partner and Membership Benefits

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association represents over 75 grower members farming over 10,000 acres of strawberries in Florida. In addition, we offer associate memberships to allied industries that would like to join our vast network.

Growers pay $50.00 per planted acre as dues and are equipped with a trusted mentor:

  • Representation on issues and policies

  • Assistance keeping Florida strawberry production profitable

  • Reduce and streamline statewide regulations

  • Industry mediator

  • Mail out and email services

  • And more!

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Allied Partner Tiers

Our allied partner tiers consist of 4 levels with dues that are paid on an annual basis:

Gold

Gold

$2,000

per year

Silver

Silver

$1,000

per year

Bronze

Bronze

$500

per year

Base

Base

$250

per year

Gold Members

  • 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 Members

  • 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
  • Mayo Ag Services
  • Redox – Ag Nutrients
  • Seso Inc.
  • Teleos Ag Solutions
  • Triangle Chemical Company
  • TriEst Ag Group, Inc.
  • TriYield
  • Vestaron
  • Yara North America

Bronze Members

  • 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 Members

  • Adama
  • Ag Technologies
  • AgBio Innovations
  • Agri-Signs
  • AMVAC
  • 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
  • Lacy Brown Specialty Advertising, LLC
  • Liberty Agro
  • Life Soils
  • Maga Bon II, LLC
  • Monte Packaging Company
  • MyLand
  • Statewide Harvesting
  • Syngenta, Inc.
  • University of Florida, Hillsborough County Extension Services

Memberships

Allied Partners are companies or organizations who support the strawberry industry with their product or services. FSGA established this program to allow these allied organizations to partner with us on our mission to provide effective leadership and education that cultivates an environment of success for Florida strawberry growers. FSGA Members are our growers, handlers and nurseries directly involved in the production of Florida strawberries.

Grower Members

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.

Handler / Broker Members

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.

Always Fresh Farms

3755 W Lake Hamilton Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33881

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

Astin Strawberry Exchange

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

Phone: 813-650-8448   Fax: 813-754-5702
www.strawberryexchange.com

BBI Produce, Inc.

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

Phone: 813-659-0833
www.berryboss.com

California Giant Berry Farms

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

Phone: 831-728-1773
www.calgiant.com

Central Florida Fruit Cooling and Packing

11425 Walter Hunter Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547

Phone: 813-737-3100

Driscoll’s

12880 Hwy 92 East
Dover, Fl 33527

Phone: 813-659-2551  Fax: 813-659-1564
www.driscolls.com

Farm N 4 U

Contact: Lance Ham
1310 Ham’s Farm Road
Plant City, Fl 33565

Phone: 813-478-9335  Fax: 813-707-1550
www.ifarm4u.com

Ferris Farms

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

Phone: 352-637-3880  Fax: 352-726-2125
www.ferrisgroves.com

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
www.hintonfarms.com

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
www.sizemorefarms.com

Spivey Farms Sales & Cooling

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

Phone: 813-650-8999
www.myspiveyfarms.com

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
www.wellpict.com

Westlake Produce

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

www.westlakeproduce.com

Wish Farms

P.O. Box 1839
Plant City, FL 33564

Phone: 813-752-5111
www.wishfarms.com

Nursery Members

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™.

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

Board of Directors

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

  • Tres McQuaig, President
  • Jake Raburn, Vice President
  • Hilda Castillo, Secretary
  • Steve Mathis, Treasurer
  • Payton Astin
  • Lee Gillman
  • Dustin Grooms
  • Lorena Gutierrez
  • Mike Lott
  • Andy McDonald
  • Matt Parke
  • Matt Reichenbach
  • Shad Simmons
  • Jay Sizemore
  • Alison Smith
  • David Spivey
  • Ronnie Young
Board of directors

Our Members Account For…

Farm

65+

Farm Families

Strawberry

11K+

Acres of Strawberries

Map Location

200M

Plants planted each year

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