Plant Sale Primer
So, your group wants to do a fund raiser! Why not sell an item that
will "sell itself" and return a profit to your organization? Why not
have a plant sale?
Farmer Al's has helped many schools and organizations have
successful fundraising plant sales. We offer: flowering annual bedding plants,
hanging baskets, geraniums, and vegetable plants in the spring
(mid-April to mid-May); hardy field-grown mums in September;
and poinsettias in late November. No matter what season, we can
help your group profit from a plant sale fundraiser.
Why have Farmer Al's supply your plant sale?
Simply, we have been supplying quality plants to groups
such as yours for over 20 years. We have the experience to
deliver flats, baskets, and pots that are ready to sell.
Our pricing allows your group to buy at a wholesale price and
resell to make a profit.
What does your group have to do to have a plant sale?
A. Designate a plant sale committee. This committee will decide
on a date for the sale, the location for the sale, and what items will be
B. Volunteers will have to be obtained to help at this activity. We
recommend more help than less help for a plant sale.
C. Flyers will have to be distributed. On this hand-out you should
list your selection of plants, colors, and prices.
D. We strongly recommend that you presell. Collect all money
ahead of time so that on the delivery date your committee can focus
on getting the plants distributed to customers and not have to also
E. If this is your first plant sale activity, we suggest you limit the
choices of color and kinds of plants sold. You do not need confusion
on the day of the sale. Make it easier to make money. After you have
had a sale experience, you can increase the sales list the following
Suggestions for planning a plant sale.
A. Flyers/order form are distributed to go home or passed out to
youth-group, scout meetings, church-group meetings, etc.
The order form should show the date of sale and the last day for
orders and payment to be submitted.
The orders are then tallied and the chairperson places the order
with Farmer Al's; a delivery date and time having been
Upon delivery, the chairperson and volunteers using a copy of
each order will see that the orders are distributed.
This type of "presale" allows customers to get the plants that
they have ordered.
B. Flyers are sent out to group as above advertising the sale date.
The chairperson and committee volunteers decide on how much
material to order and the date/time of delivery is established
with Farmer Al's.
No pre-selling is done. On the day of the sale, customers
choose from what is available at prices set by the committee.
C. Some groups combine both methods and have a very successful sale.
D. Groups that are non-profit and provide us with the proper tax
number do not have to collect or pay sales tax.
E. Payment is made either upon delivery of your order, or your
organization's treasurer may send a check in the mail if agreed
upon prior to the sale date.
F. Our years of experience will help you have a profitable and
successful event. We look forward to working with your group!
Farmer Al’s Market & Greenhouses LLC
"growing in Monroe Township since 1924"