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Fedco Seeds: Join the Co-op Group Order!

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It’s time to think about seeds for your garden this spring!

It’s that glorious time again: time to think about seeds for your garden this spring!  The Co-op does an order with Fedco Seeds every year, and members (and all shoppers!) are encouraged to join us. The deadline for orders through Honest Weight is Groundhog Day, February 2nd. We will send in orders each week in January, with the final order going in that first week of February. We like this early deadline to avoid out-of-stocks, and to get the seeds here in time for starting your seedlings.

Why place your order with the Honest Weight's group order?

Lot's of reasons! You’ll get your discount is at the register— Member, Senior  or Student--  and free shipping no matter how small your order. Plus you’ll get exactly the varieties you want.  If you wait to buy from our store display you will be paying more (we add a mark-up) and  you will have a limited selection. 

Natural, responsibly sourced, organic garden seeds

Why order from Fedco through Honest Weight?

  • Fedco specializes in varieties good our local planting zones. 
  • Their seeds are not treated with chemicals. 
  • Many of their selections are organic or sustainably grown.
  • They do not knowingly carry genetically engineered seeds. 
  • They support sustainable agriculture and provide technical assistance for seed growers. 
  • They are a cooperative.
  • They started in 1978 as a project of the Maine Federation of Cooperatives. 
  • Consumers own 60% of the cooperative and worker members own 40%. 
  • We and you are their consumer-owners. They exist to serve us, not just to make money.

So get busy and get your order in!  Go to the Produce Room first to get a barcode sticker, then take it to the Service Desk to pay.  (It’s a good idea to make a copy to keep for yourself, and we can help with this if needed. ) We will call when the orders come in—so don’t forget to write down a phone number!

NOTE:  if you miss the Feb 2 deadline, you can still place an order on your own. Also, be aware that the only thing allowed on the group order is seeds.  Fedco also has garden supplies, cover crops  and  tubers (potato sets) but they are on a separate orderform.  We do not do these as a group order, but you can do them on your own. 

Happy spring dreaming!

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