Cooperative Orders

Bulk Seed Potato Order: CLOSED

Orders are now CLOSED

If you have any questions please email Mark.Gawron@cultivatekc.org or call 913-713-9264.

Every year Cultivate KC puts together a combined order for Kansas City area growers so you can get potatoes at a bulk rate. As specified on the order form, most of the potato varieties are certified seed potatoes and some are organic. 

The Deadline to submit an order is December 11th 2019.  The potatoes arrive in Kansas City in mid-March. 

How it works:

Select the quantities of varieties that you would like to order. There is a 10-lb. minimum per variety. There is a 50-lb. minimum for TOTAL order. Review your order in the shopping cart, pay and submit. You will receive an email confirmation when you place your order.

Shipping
We have adjusted the potato prices this year to include shipping and handling costs. No additional charges (except sales tax, if owed) will be added at pick up.

Sales Tax: 

  • If you are a farmer and will be selling the potatoes you grow then you must fill out the Agricultural Exemption Certificate upon pickup or email to Mark.
  • If you work with a non-profit, school or religious organization and hold a Tax Entity Exemption Certificate with the Kansas Department of Revenue, you must present a copy of your Tax Exempt Certificate and pay for your order with a company check in order to be tax exempt. Find the list of exempt entities here.
  • If you are a gardener growing for personal consumption, you must pay Wyandotte County Sales Tax of 9.125% upon pickup.

Pick up

As soon as we know the delivery date, we will schedule ONE DAY ONLY for you to pick up your potatoes. This date usually falls in the first few weeks of March, weather pending. If you cannot attend, you must send someone to pick up your order. The pick up will be at the Juniper Gardens Training Farm (100 Richmond Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101).

Potatoes will be packaged in 50 pound bags, so if you order in smaller increments, please come prepared to sort, weigh and package your order. 

Additional notes

Bulk potatoes in 50 pound bags and as a result, we will have to aggregate our orders to 50 pound increments. We will do our best to make sure everybody gets all of their potatoes, but we may have to adjust orders to reach 50 pound increments. We will communicate with any growers that will be affected by this policy and do our best to make it work. Every year, there are some mistakes and changes, so please be flexible with us. The changes are never huge, but you may get a last minute substitute for a specific variety, or sometimes a bag is inexplicably left off the truck when they head out. We will make sure that we handle things as best as possible from our end to minimize errors.


Please note: Cultivate KC is not liable for the potatoes you receive; we offer this service as a benefit to farmers and are a facilitator of your purchase.

Bulk Strawberry Plug Order: CLOSED

Orders are closed.

Orders closed on June 30. We submitted the order on July 1.
We expect delivery the first week of September.

If you have any questions please email Mark Gawron or call 913-713-9264.

Cultivate KC is putting together a combined order of strawberry plugs (not bare root) for Kansas City area growers interested in purchasing them at a bulk rate.

Place your order here

Available varieties:

Chandler (June-bearer)
Chandler is a favorite of commercial strawberry growers, especially for winter production. The Chandler strawberry variety also does well in home gardens.

The variety is vigorous and high-yielding, producing very large, firm berries and produce early-season to mid-season. The strawberries vary from being long and wedge-shaped to large and conical. They are a brilliant red color, glossy, and have an exceptional flavor profile.

Sweet Charlie (June-bearer)
Sweet Charlie strawberry plants are uniquely suited for use as a short-day cultivar in warmer climates. The plants are small and compact making picking relatively easy. The strawberries are medium and very sweet. They produce about a week before Chandler Strawberry Plants in the early season and have a relatively low acid level.

Camarosa (June-bearer)
Camarosa strawberry plants are mainly grown by commercial growers because of their high yield and firm fruit. The fruit is very large and firm and holds up well in rainy weather. To achieve the best Camarosa flavor, it is important to delay picking past the glossy bright red stage and to train pickers to harvest Camarosa when it takes on a darker color. It is an early, short day variety which produces one concentrated fruit set in the late spring/early summer.

It has great productivity and the Camarosa fruit is larger and firmer than Chandler. Camarosa has superior shelf-life and handling characteristics compared to Chandler.

Albion (Everbearing)
Albion strawberry produces very large fruit that is mostly conical, very firm and red in color. Its flavor is sweet and very good for a day-neutral. This variety will need a stronger watering and nutrient program than other everbearers to produce the high yields it is capable of.

Albion is high yielding, tolerates heat and humidity, and has excellent disease resistance. May remain evergreen in frost-free areas. One downside of this variety is that it produces a lot of runners that must be cut in order to maintain high production.

Flavorfest (June-bearer)
Flavorfest has consistently produced as a top-yielder in trials. The berries are notably large, larger than Chandler, bright red, and distinctively plump. They also have an excellent flavor profile. Flavorfest has a prolonged growing season when compared to most other commercial varieties. It is similar to Chandler, but its yield is higher and berries larger. The plants are also vigorous, require less nitrogen than Chandler, and propagate well.

Ruby June (June-bearer)
Ruby June is a strong short-day variety that is very compact. Ruby June has a dark red exterior and interior color. This new short day strawberry variety is an early season producer. Plants have medium to high vigor which produce large, firm conical fruit with great flavor, and an attractive dark red color

San Andreas (Everbearing)
San Andreas strawberry is a moderate day-neutral with a production pattern similar to Albion. The fruit color for San Andreas is slightly lighter than for Albion, and it has similar post-harvest characteristics. The flavor of San Andreas is very good and it also shows good disease resistance.

High quality fruit early in the season and will produce a continuous yield throughout the summer. Large berries have an exceptional appearance and flavor. Excellent overall disease resistance. Low chill requirement is perfect for warmer regions. May remain evergreen in frost-free areas.

Orders must by placed by 2 p.m. on June 30. We will submit the entire bulk order on July 1. 
We expect delivery the first week of September.

Place your order

How it works:

The price is 65 cents per plug that must be purchased by the flat. Each flat contains 50 plugs; price is $32.50 per flat. This price includes shipping.

Sales Tax

  • If you are a farmer and will be selling the strawberries you grow then you must submit a completed Agricultural Exemption Certificate upon pickup.
  • If you work with a non-profit, school or religious organization and hold a Tax Entity Exemption Certificate with the Kansas Department of Revenue, you must present a copy of your Tax Exempt Certificate and pay for your order with a company check in order to be tax exempt. Find the list of exempt entities here.

All orders will have tax applied automatically. To remove the charge for tax, please email a copy of the requisite forms to Mark.Gawron@cultivatekc.org with your order number and a refund for the tax amount will be issued.

Pick up
As soon as we know the delivery date, we will announce and contact you to let you know the date and timeframe during which you can pick up your strawberry plugs.

If you cannot attend, you must send someone to pick up your order. The pick up will be at the Juniper Gardens Training Farm (100 Richmond Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101).


Please note: Cultivate KC is not liable for the strawberry plugs you receive; we offer this service as a benefit to farmers and act solely as a facilitator of your purchase

Bulk Poultry Manure Order: CLOSED

If you have any questions please email Mark.Gawron@cultivatekc.org or call 913-713-9264.

Every winter Cultivate Kansas City places a cooperative order of organic fertilizer in the form of pelletized chicken manure. 

Orders are now CLOSED

For more information about the product and to confirm pickup details after your order, please email Mark Gawron or call 913-713-9264.

OMRI listed 5-3-2 9% Ca Poultry Fertilizer

Features & Benefits
  • OMRI LISTED
  • Very high source of nitrogen
  • Contains both slow and quick release nitrogen 
  • A complete fertilizer loaded with micronutrients like Zinc, Boron, Sulfur etc.
  • Heat dried and weed free
  • No Bedding or Fillers in product
  • Very low moisture content so you are not paying for water
  • Easy to use and spread 3/16 pellet
  • Helps increase the holding capacity of soil moisture and nutrients especially in sandy soils. will help build Cation Exchange Capacity
  • Can apply as a broadcast or put “in place” when planting
Pounds of Nutrients per Ton:
  • 100 LBS OF NITROGEN GUARANTEED
  • 60 – 75 LBS OF PHOSPHORUS
  • 40 – 60 LBS OF POTASSIUM
  • 180 LBS OF CALCIUM
  • 10 LBS OF SULFUR 
  • ABOUT 1/2 LB OF IRON
  • 2 LBS OF ZINC 
  • ABOUT 1 LB OF BORON
  • 2.5 LBS OF MANGANESE
  • 14 LBS OF MAGNESIUM

For smaller quantities for your home or community gardens, contact our friends at Kansas City Community Gardens.


Please note: Cultivate KC is not liable for the manure you receive; we offer this service as a benefit to farmers and are a facilitator of your purchase