Bulk Order Program
Thank you for participating in the 2015 Bulk Order. First round of deliveries will take place mid-March.
The Bulk Order offers many organically certifiable farm, garden, and lawn care products at “bulk” prices, while also supporting NOFA. The favorable prices you’ll find here are due to the generosity of our suppliers, the hard work of the Site Managers, all of you who help to receive and distribute the goods, and to our minimal overhead. Happy ordering, and thank you for supporting NOFA.
NOFA members and non-members may participate: Whether you’re a small-scale gardener, large-scale commercial farmer, or anything in between, you can participate; there’s no minimum order. Current NOFA members, or those who join or renew on the order form, will receive the price listed. Non-members, please include an additional 10% to cover administrative fees.
Volume Discount: If your order totals over $500 (before taxes and membership), you may deduct 2%; over $1,000 deduct 3%; over $2,500 deduct 4%. If you qualify for the discount and must pay Mass. Sales Tax (page two items only) figure the tax after calculating the discounted total on page 2.
Taxes: Only Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all of the items on page 2 of the order form. However, you can claim exempt status if your business is not-for-profit (include copies of forms ST-5 and ST-2) or if you are a commercial farm (include a copy of Form ST-12, downloadable from www.mass.gov/dor). Sales tax will be charged unless exempt status documentation accompanies the order form.
Deliveries: We can offer pallet pricing for most of the minerals and fertilizers listed; prices for bulk loads of VCC compost & potting soils are already listed. To qualify for this pallet pricing, you are required to arrange for drop delivery at individual farms or other pre-designated sites. Please contact the bulk order coordinator to determine pallet pricing & drop shipping rates, which are to be included in your payment. If you are ordering VCC slings only, delivery charge is $85 per sling bag, and you can add it on the form without contacting the coordinator. You are responsible for offloading pallets with a pallet jack, fork lift, tractor, or equivalent equipment. If you require hand offloading/lift gate, an additional fee will apply.
Certified organic growers who buy products through this order are still responsible for their own documentation. In the case of some cover crop seed, onion sets, and shallots, you must demonstrate organic sources were unavailable. Contact Baystate Organic Certifiers directly, email@example.com or 774-872-5544, with any questions.
Refunds: If any product problems arise, contact the bulk order coordinator immediately. All refunds will be issued after tuber distribution in April. NO refunds will be issued after May 1. Refund amounts under $5 will be donated to NOFA/Mass, unless requested otherwise by phone or email.
Questions? Cathleen O’Keefe, Bulk Order Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 387-2316