To pick up orders (by appointment
only) at our facility in Newport, Maine,
choose the pick-up option on the order form. To
pick up during our scheduled spring dates of April
22–26 and April 29–May 3, 2024, place your
order by March 8, 2024. For spring pick-up orders
placed after March 8, we will notify you when your
order is ready to arrange a pick-up time, generally
in mid-May. Fall pick-up dates will be in October,
2024. We will email a reminder with date and
time options; please respond within 7 days to
make your appointment. Pick-up orders not picked
up within the agreed-upon time frame will be forfeited
unless other arrangements are made. 5.5%
Maine sales tax is applied to all pick-up orders.
Add-ons and changes. We will do our best to accommodate changes to your orders. Add-ons and changes may be made by phone only, and payment
must be made at that time. If you request changes to your order two weeks or more after having placed it, we will add a $5 change fee to your order.
Order Fulfillment. We process orders in the sequence in which they are received, beginning with orders received in December, and we
ship according to the shipping schedule above. We are unable to offer "rush” shipments, and we cannot hold orders or guarantee ship dates. If you wish to
receive non-perishable items separately, please place a separate order. Non-perishable items ordered separately from perishable items (whether for spring or fall shipment)
generally ship within one week of receipt of your order. Nonperishable items ordered with spring- or fall-shipped perishable items will ship with those items.
We will choose USPS Priority Mail,
UPS, or FEDEX depending on the weight of the
order. Provide a street address for mail and/
or UPS/FedEx shipments. We reserve the right
to delay shipping when the weather is too cold
to ship your products safely. We cannot ship any
alliums to ID, we cannot ship sweet potatoes to
LA, we cannot ship seed potatoes to Alaska due to
For orders over 275 pounds,
truck shipments are available to addresses that can
receive a tractor-trailer delivery. The customer must
provide a daytime phone number, be present during
delivery, and be able to unload, either by hand
or with equipment. Contact us for details.
Availability of Live Plant Material.
(potato seed, alliums, slips, bulbs, and roots) is subject
to crop, storage, and weather conditions beyond
our control. The availability of any particular item
cannot be guaranteed until we are ready to ship
your order. When a variety is not available, we
may substitute similar products, as detailed below.
Please check our website for updates on products
which may become available later in the season.
If an item you order is not available,
we will notify you via email in as timely a
manner as possible to inform you of substitution
options. Please respond to our email within 14
days so that we can complete your order; if we
do not hear from you, we will make substitutions
as follows: For organic varieties, we will substitute
the same variety, sustainably or conventionally
grown, or another organic variety similar in season
and color. For conventional or sustainable varieties,
we will substitute a variety similar in season and
color. If you do not wish to receive substitutions,
indicate this on the order form at the time you
place your order.
Receiving Your Order of Live Plant Material.
Open the packages immediately upon receipt,
inspect the contents, and store the products properly
until ready to plant. If you are not going to
be available to receive your order at your primary
address, please provide an alternate address where
you can receive the order. Handling and growing
instructions are included with each order and are
also available on our website. Failure to inspect
your order upon receipt, or failure to follow the
handling and storage guidelines in the instructions
may void our guarantee. See “Our Guarantee” on
Sweet Potato Orders.
Sweet potato slips
will be shipped directly from the grower via UPS
or FedEx (no P.O. Boxes, no pick-ups at our warehouse).
Scheduled ship dates are May 28 and 29,
2024; these dates may be adjusted as required
by growing conditions or other factors. Shipping
is included in the price. Inspect immediately upon
receipt; requests for refund or replacement must
be made within three days of receipt and must
be accompanied by photos of the slips and labels
as they were received. Refer to the handling and
growing instructions enclosed with each order, or
available on our website. When you order sweet
potato slips, you accept these conditions.
Pinto Gold Orders.
Though Pinto Gold is a
fantastic potato variety, it is susceptible to soft rot
due to harvest and handling injuries, which become
apparent once they are out of storage and begin
to warm up. Inspect immediately upon receipt;
requests for refund or replacement must be made
within three days of receipt and must be accompanied
by photos of the product and labels as they
were received. Refer to instructions enclosed with
each order, or available on our website. When you
order Pinto Gold, you accept these conditions.
Refunds and Replacements.
If a product is
unsound or defective when you receive it, please
notify us within three days and provide photos of
any defective products (with labels) in order to
qualify for a refund or replacement. Items to be
returned with prior approval are eligible for a refund
or credit (excluding shipping costs). Replacement
products may not be available.
Volume Discounts. We are pleased to offer discounts on volume orders. If your order totals:
$100-$299, discount 5%
$300-$599, discount 10%
$600-$999, discount 15%
$1000 or more, discount 20%
Discount Deadline May 3, 2024
Alison's Spud Specs is a useful chart of the potato varieties offered here for your comparison. Click here to download a copy.
Alison's Alliums is a useful chart of the onion and garlic varieties offered here for your comparison. Click here to download a copy.
Late Blight. Click here for the Late Blight Fact Sheet.
How Much Seed Potato Do I Need?
One pound plants 5-8 row feet.
2.5 pounds plants 12-20 row feet.
5 pounds plants 25 row feet.
20 pounds plants 100 row feet.
For fingerling potatoes, use about half these amounts for the same row footage.
How Much Allium Seed or Transplants Do I Need?
One pound of onion sets (200 sets per pound) plants 100 row feet.
One Bunch Onion & Leek Transplants (60-75 plants) will plant 30-37 row feet.
One pound of shallots or potato onions (15-20 sets per pound) plants 7-9 row feet.
One pound of garlic (30-90 cloves per pound) will plant 15-50 ft of row depending on the variety.
How Many Sweet Potato Slips Do I Need?
20 Slips will plant 20–22 ft of row
50 Slips will plant 50–60 ft of row
100 Slips will plant 100–125 ft of row
Expected yield is 1# per plant.
About Our Certified Seed
Most of the seed we offer is produced at family farms with whom we have good working relationships, some for almost twenty-five years. All our potato seed meets
the State of Maine's seed certification requirements that establish acceptable tolerances for seed quality. (For more information about certified seed, download
from our website "Coming to Terms.") Many of our varieties are also certified organic. All our seed garlic lots have tested negative for the garlic bloat nematode,
white rot, and botrytis. Excellent farming practices, attention to detail, and scrupulous adherence to seed certification guidelines (when applicable) set good
seed growers apart from the rest. All the farms from which we obtain seed meet our stringent requirements. It is an honor to work with these farmers, and it is a
privilege to supply you with their seed.
Our Promise to You
The Maine Potato Lady Guarantees Your Satisfaction. At The Maine Potato Lady, we take pride in the quality of our products and our service.
Our goal is to provide you with quality products for a healthy garden. If you like our products and our service, please tell your friends! If you are not
pleased with our products or our service, please call or e-mail right away to let us know.
Our Guarantee. We promise that our products are of the highest quality and are sound when they leave our warehouse or are shipped from our suppliers.
Our certified seed potatoes meet the inspection standards established by the State of Maine. Live plant materials, including potato seed, alliums, slips, bulbs,
and roots, are perishable products which can be damaged by improper handling and storage. With every order, we provide instructions for immediate inspection and
for proper handling, storage, and planting. Failure to inspect your order upon receipt, or failure to follow these instructions or to follow accepted good
farming practices, may void our guarantee. Good crops also depend on good weather, good soil, and good growing practices. Because we cannot control these conditions,
our liability is limited to the refund of the purchase price or replacement of the product. If you are not satisfied with a product, or if a product is unsound or
defective when you receive it, please notify us within three days and provide photos of any defective products (with labels) in order to qualify for a refund or replacement.
Items to be returned with prior approval are eligible for a refund or credit (excluding shipping costs). Replacement products may not be available. When you purchase our
products, you accept these conditions and limitations.
Knowledgeable Customer Service. We have many years’ experience growing potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, and cover crops. We are happy to answer your
questions or help you in any way we can so you can get the most from your garden!
your orders, to provide information on how to use our products, and to send you our catalogs and e-newsletter. Our website, www.mainepotatolady.com, is set up for secure,