Hello Northern Neighbors!
Thank you for your interest in our farm and assortment! You can now place orders to Canada on our website. Orders must be placed by March 24th to make the inspection date of March 25th. But before you proceed, we would like to explain the process in more detail. PLEASE READ all information below and contact us if you still have further questions.
For orders shipping to Canada an agricultural inspection certificate is required. This Phytosanitary Certificate will state that our plant products are clean, pest free, comply with Canadian regulations and include a specific note stating the absence of Gypsy Moth.
In Vermont the cost of a local USDA Phytosanitary Certification is $61 for any order under $1250, and $106 for any order over that amount, plus a $10 processing fee. You can verify that on the USDA website. We will automatically add one Phytosanitary Certification to your cart during checkout. Phytosanitary Certificates are not refundable. All orders placed are final.
We will handle all the required international paperwork and include it with your order when preparing for shipment. If you prefer to have your order shipped to a USA address and import the product yourself into Canada, we can still provide the Phytosanitary Certificate (same fees apply).
Canadian orders are shipped through USPS, the United States Postal Service. We ship using flat rate medium and large boxes. Tuber clumps are larger than single tubers (see FAQ’s). We can fit an estimated 8-10 tuber-clumps in a medium USPS flat rate box (shipping fee $54.65) and 12-14 in a large USPS flat rate box (shipping fee $71.05). You may receive more than one box, depending on the size of your order.
We take a $71 down-payment upfront that covers one large flat rate box. After you’ve placed your order we will contact you to review the shipping charges to make sure these charges cover the actual expense. If we over-charged you for shipping, we will refund the difference. If we need to add more boxes, we will invoice you separately. You can verify shipping fees for flat rate mailing boxes (the cheapest option for most Canadian shipping zones) at the USPS website’s Canadian Postage Calculator:
You do not pay sales tax to us during checkout. You are responsible for reporting and paying any taxes due to your government. Fleur Farm is not responsible should your country charge you an additional import tax on your order.
Customs & Ship Date
All Canadian orders are shipped after inspection. Orders must be placed by our listed deadline to qualify for the scheduled inspection date. Once inspected, they will leave our warehouse within 7 days (the Phyto Certificate is only valid for 14 days).
It is up to the discretion of Canada’s Customs department how long the processing and releasing will take. Fleur Farm is not responsible should Canadian Authorities delay or confiscate your package. Our packages ship without additional insurance. If you wish to insure your package for an addition fee, please request this before completing your purchase.