FEDAGA has for many years run a trading scheme for members offering them discounted rates on seeds from the King's catalogue. This has had the benefit of also generating income for the Site Associations and FEDAGA itself. Following a review it has been decided to update proceedings and make the scheme more relevant to present day lifestyles.
A lot of members have complained that if they didn't have an active site committee or representative they were missing out on this opportunity. Also, if their visits to the allotment didn't coincide with those of the person handing out the catalogues or taking the orders they were excluded.
FEDAGA and King's are developing a system whereby members can log on to the King's website and by inputting a unique code they will be able to place orders for seeds and other products listed in the King's catalogue. The code will be based on the name of the site and the plot number. Members who don't have or want access to the internet can ask those who do to make their order on their behalf. Indeed, if a few neighbouring plotholders can band together in this way, the post and packing cost will be reduced. Another benefit from the new scheme is that there is no closing date for orders.
You benefit by being able to order cut price quality seeds from the comfort of your computer without having to go down to the allotment. Your site association and FEDAGA also benefit by continuing to gain an income from the order as well. Importantly, the huge amount of paperwork generated by the old system is eliminated.
The new system should be ready in a month or so. Keep an eye on this website for the announcement and a link to King's.
Meanwhile, the seed potato and onion set schemes are continuing as before. Notices are about to be issued. As these items are bulky it makes sense to continue to make one order for all FEDAGA members which is distributed in February from our Inverleith "Shop". The prices here will beat those of King's. We'd recommend that you make these orders via this separate scheme and not from King's.