Prices and Seed Offerings for 2014 will be the same as 2013.
For 2014 Landreth is holding all of its prices at 2013 levels. Because of this, there was no need to print a 2014 catalog. Many of our customers have asked us to abandon our paper catalogs entirely for the sake of the environment. We cannot do this because some of our customers do not have access to or will not use the internet.
To respect the needs and wishes of everyone (or almost everyone), we printed enough catalogs to supply anyone who does not have a 2013 catalog with a catalog for 2014.
We have reduced the price to $5.00 out of consideration for those who purchased a 2013 catalog last year and now cannot find their 2013 catalog.
Why Do We Charge For Our Catalogs?
There are two reasons why Landreth charges for its catalog.
• THIS CATALOG IS PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES. We could have this catalogue printed overseas, and the printing costs would be 1/4th the costs of printing the catalog in the United States, but we are not going to take American business overseas. The catalog is designed by a small, Baltimore-based and family-owned business, Victor DiPace Associates and it is printed by a family-owned local printing company.
• THE 2013 CATALOG WILL BE SHIPPED VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL. The 2013 catalog will be substantially larger than last year’s catalog. It cannot be shipped via USPS First Class Mail. For last year’s catalog, we shipped via bulk mail and at least 10% of them were lost. This meant that we had to re-send the catalog and eventually these additional costs became substantial. For the 2013 catalog, we are shipping everything via Priority Mail to avoid the problems we had this year with bulk mail. I hope you can understand the costs and that this does not dissuade you from getting the catalog.
The D. Landreth Seed Company is America’s Company. It was founded near the time of the birth of this Nation and has grown with this Country through its ups and its downs over the course of four centuries: the 1700’s, the 1800’s, the 1900’s and now the 2000’s. We are honored to have been a part of this Nation for so long, and we have a deep commitment and feel a great responsibility to this Country. PRODUCING THIS CATALOG IS FAR MORE EXPENSIVE THAN IT IS FOR MOST COMPANIES WHO ARE OUTSOURCING THEIR PRINTING REQUIREMENTS OVERSEAS. WE CHARGE FOR OUR CATALOG TO HELP WITH SOME, BUT NOT ALL, OF THE COSTS TO PRODUCE AND MAIL.
EACH CATALOG THAT YOU PURCHASE FROM LANDRETH IS HELPING TO KEEP AN AMERICAN EMPLOYED AND THEREFORE MAKING THIS COUNTRY STRONGER.