News and Updates
Updated April 14, 2013
ONLINE BOOK CATALOG
We have added 6 new books to the online book catalog as of March 13, 2013. There are 3 new children's books and 3 new cookbooks. Please check them out.
ONLINE POULTRY CATALOG
The online Poultry Catalog has been updated as of February 24, 2013. We will try to update availabilities just as often as we possibly can.
PLEASE NOTE: We have made a change to the shipping chart in regards to poultry shipments to WV. A customer brought this mistake to our attention and we are very thankful that he was so observant.
ONLINE SEED CATALOG
We have added several new flowers and a new pepper to the online catalog as of February 24, 2013. The seed availabilities have been updated as of March 13, 2013. We have added a few new varieties to the seed catalog as of April 14, 2013. These additions are: Bull's Blood beet, Red Weathersfield onion, Speckles lettuce, Pablo lettuce, Tom Thumb peas, Altaglobe radish, and Bush Pickle cucumber.
2013 CATALOG UPDATES
The cut-off for the fourth mailing of the printed catalog was noon on April 14, 2013. They will be mailed out on Thursday, April 18. The next mailing of 2013 printed catalogs will be sent out around May 12.
SWEET POTATO SLIP AVAILABILITY AND SHIPPING
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be any Okinawan sweet potato slips available for the 2013 season. We have many other purple varieties that will be added for the 2013 season that are far superior to Okinawan. These are all earlier and much easier for people to grow. Please see the updated Sweet Potato Catalog that tells you the names, prices, and availabilities of these new purple varieties.
SWEET POTATO SLIP AVAILABILITY: Individual varieties of sweet potatoes are booking up rapidly and some varieties are already sold out. We are in the process of counting orders so that we can update availability in the online catalog as soon as possible. If you want to make sure that you get slips this year, it is best to place your order for "General Assortment". The "Northern Assortment" is very booked up. If you order the "General Assortment", Glenn will try to send you varieties which should do well for you in your part of the country.
ORDERING A FREE 2013 PRINTED CATALOG (sent by bulk rate mail only)
You may request a printed catalog for 2013 by contacting us by regular mail, e-mail, or by telephone. Please give us your complete name and mailing address (including Zip Code).
To e-mail your catalog request, write to us at Sand Hill Preservation Center. PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL. The next mailing of the 2013 printed catalog will be sent out in early April, 2013.
Glenn has just been checking our checking account register. He found that there are MANY refund checks that have been sent out in the past few months that have not been cashed. If you have recieved a refund check for an order, we would appreciate it if you would cash it. There is a notice on the check saying that the check is void if not cashed within 90 days. If you were expecting a refund on an order and have not recieved it, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We are fearful that we may have had an incorrect address or that the check may have been lost in the mail and our customers might think we have kept their money.
2013 SEED ORDERS
You may place your seed order for 2013 at any time. All of the online seed catalog has been updated.
POULTRY ORDERS FOR 2013
PLEASE NOTE: We will still not be shipping any poultry orders to U.S. border towns for transport into Canada. We have had too many problems in the past with Canadian orders and just cannot handle the paperwork and extra time that it takes to fill these orders any more.
Seed Orders to Canada and Other Foreign Countries
We have always requested that orders from Canada and other foreign countries be sent to us with payment in U.S. DOLLARS ONLY. We have continued to receive foreign orders in Canadian funds and in Euros. It has been very difficult for us to get these payments converted to U.S. dollars, sometimes receiving a 10% to 15% discount for the conversion. THIS MEANS THAT WE HAVE BEEN LOSING MONEY ON FOREIGN SEED ORDERS. We have been notified by our bank that as of March 1, 2009, the fees for converting foreign funds to U.S. dollars are increasing greatly (sometimes up to $100.00 US per request).
Therefore, WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY FOREIGN ORDER FOR SEEDS WHICH IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYMENT IN FOREIGN FUNDS. If you send us a foreign order with payment in anything other than US dollars, your order will be returned to you immediately. We are very sorry for this situation and for any inconvenience that it may cause. We were informed by our bank that "US Dollars" must be pre-printed on the check or money order and that it may not be written in by hand. It is our understanding that most any foreign bank (or possibly your local postal facility) is capable of selling you an "International Money Order" made out in U.S. Dollars. We just can not continue to incur this loss any more.
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION UPDATE:
We are now listing everything that we grow here at our farm as Certified Organic. We have many varieties in this year's catalog which are being offered as CERTIFIED ORGANIC. If the item is being offered as CERTIFIED ORGANIC, it will have an OG after the price of the seeds. If it does not have an OG listed after the price of the seed, it is not CERTIFIED ORGANIC.