Fruit & Companion Products Sale

Sale Begins: October 6, 2022

The Fruit & Companion Products Sale is the Right Fundraiser for Your FFA Chapter

For many years, the Fruit & Companion Products Sale has been a major fundraiser for Ohio FFA chapters. The annual Fruit & Companion Products Sale helps support statewide programs and events. Thanks to a variety of dedicated vendors, a rebate per case or unit is given to the Ohio FFA Foundation. This helps the Ohio FFA provide opportunities such as conferences, student award programs and the Ohio FFA Convention.

If you are looking for a way to raise money for your chapter that engages community members and allows you to customize your product offerings to your local community, start planning now for your chapter to participate in the Fruit & Companion Products Sale held each fall.

A Fundraiser with Long-standing Tradition in Ohio
The organization and growth of nationwide FFA citrus sales were a result of the first citrus sales program held in Ohio by the South Charleston FFA Chapter and James R. Beckley, advisor, in 1961. He later transitioned teaching positions to Northridge FFA and, as a result, all FFA chapters in Licking County conducted the first countywide citrus sales program in the nation. In 1969, Merlin A. Wentworth, a former student teacher in Licking County, began teaching at Amanda in Fairfield County. Working through the Florida Citrus Commission and Seald Sweet Growers, Inc., he presented the sales program idea to his fellow educators. The success of the program became widely known, and Ohio soon became a role model for FFA citrus sales throughout the country.

  • Please use only the approved vendors listed below. These vendors have agreed to give a rebate to the Ohio FFA Foundation to fund student activities and awards. Vendors not listed have no formal obligation to support the Ohio FFA Foundation, which in turn, supports you and your students.
  • Teachers should contact vendors directly for exact pricing.
  • There will be no statewide minimum pricing for the fruit & companion products sale. Teachers are strongly encouraged to work with chapters in their area to establish local pricing standards.
  • All orders must be made directly with your vendor.
  • Work with your supplier on any specific procedures and problems.
  • Your chapter may begin sales on or after October 6, 2022.
  • Please pay your invoice on time.
  • If you know of a vendor that is not on our list of approved vendors, please let us know and we will invite them to become a part of the Ohio FFA Foundation Fruit & Companion Products Sale.

2021 Fruit Sales & Companion Product Vendors

Blue Freedom Farm Market
Darcee Foy
1829 North Locust Street
Sterling, IL 61081

Andrew de Luna
654 Hawthorne Drive
Lodi, OH 44254
Blue Freedom has been providing high
quality fruit and outstanding cheeses and
sausage to our customers for over 30 years.
We hand sort and hand pack every piece of
the highest grades of fruit the day before
shipping. We offer 17 selections in our fruit
and 10 in our cheeses/sausage program.

Brinkman’s Turkey Farms, Inc.
Dustin Brinkman
16314 State Route 68
Findlay, OH 45840
We have available canned meats, soups, and
broth. They are sold individually, by the case,
or as a gift pack.

Brokensword Apiaries, LLC
Jodi Miller
2767 Brokensword Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Brokensword Apiaries is located just north of
Bucyrus, Ohio. We started with only a couple of
hives in 2014. Over the years we have grown and
now have local and varietal honey available. Honey
bees are a very crucial part of our environment, and
we look forward to offering FFA chapters a product
from the hive.

Buff Lo Dip
Duane Boring
PO Box 321
Londonberry, OH 45647
Buff Lo Dip is the perfectly blended taste of buffalo
wings dipped in ranch dressing. It can be used as a
dip or condiment. Established in 2011 as a family
owned and operated business.

D.B. Yummers Barbeque Sauce
Jeff and Lu Ann Detty
10871 Carr Road
Jeffersonville, OH 43128
Family owned and operated barbecue sauce
company locally made in Fayette County, Ohio.
Proud supporter of FFA and an Ohio PROUD

Florida Farm Bureau Marketing Division
Chad Roberts
7705 US Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
Florida Farm Bureau Association and our member growers
work hard to make sure the fruit you receive meets some of
the highest standards for quality, flavor and freshness. We
offer a variety of citrus and companion products. Please
contact us for complete details.

Florida Fruit Association
Leo George
1555 Indian River Boulevard Suite B113
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Family business established in 1997.
We specialize in fundraising fruit sales.
We currently service 66 Ohio FFA chapters.

Fruit Growers Marketing Association
Lorrie Jurin
112 North Bridge Street, PO Box 70
Newcomerstown, OH 43832
A grower co-operative owned by Ohio apple and
cider producers.

Jose Madrid Salsa Fundraising
Mike Zakany
PO Box 1061
Zanesville, OH 43702
We handcraft 25 varieties of Gourmet New
Mexican style salsa.

Liberty Fundraising
Joel Wegener
11863 Solzman Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
We are a fundraising company that prides
ourselves in providing quality products and
service since 2002. Our focus is on supporting
you and your group through all aspects of the
fundraiser — beginning to end. We are looking
forward to working with you and helping your
group raise the needed funds for your FFA

Nature’s Honey Tree
Diane Kruger
6188 County Road 97
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
We are grain farmers in central Ohio, who
have bees and tap trees. This diversification
was a good fit. We have been working with
the FFA for 5 years, offering pure raw honey
and maple syrup.

Olde Man Granola
Becca Green
7227 W SR 12
Findlay, OH 45840
Eight different flavors of all natural, homemade
granola baked to perfection are available.

Pearl Valley Cheese
Sally Ellis
PO Box 68
Fresno, OH 43824
Since 1928, Pearl Valley Cheese has been a
manufacturer of Natural Award-winning
cheese located in Coshocton County, Ohio.

Pee Jays Fresh Fruit
Anthony D’Agostino
1630 US HWY 332 Suite D
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Pee Jay’s makes selling fruit easy! You can
conduct your fruit sale the traditional way
or use our online program for delivery to your
school and/or direct delivery to your customers’
homes. Your customers will love the variety of
fruit we offer – citrus, apples, pears, mix boxes –
as well as other, non-fruit items including cheesecakes,
meat sticks and our new Farmers Fresh Product Box.
Pee Jay’s has something for all your customers!

Signature Beef
Brad Berry
5500 Canal Road
Pleasantville, OH 43148
Signature Beef is a family-owned company
founded to promote and support Ohio, Ohio
agriculture and Ohio’s family farms and
businesses. We specialize in selling Ohio Proud
shelf-stable beef products such as jerky, snack
stick, and summer sausage.

Stoller Fundraising
Ben Stoller
4649 E. Pleasant Home Road
Creston, OH 44217
Serving customers for the last 24 years with unique
frozen foods that supporters ask for again and again.
We feature Butter Braid Pastries, Mrs. Fields Cookie
Dough, Joyful Traditions cake rolls , Latitude 40 snacks,
and direct shipped program. We service all districts,
except District 9.

Wendel’s BBQ Products LLC
Terry Wendel
1712 Sharpsburg Road
Fort Recovery, OH 45846
Former FFA Alumni, Award winning
sauce and rubs.

Will Fischer & Sons
Tim Tosca
PO Box 34
Ashville, OH 43103
Serving Ohio for over 80 years. Fischer handles
Florida citrus, California citrus, Ohio apples,
Washington apples and pears, fruit baskets,
wooden baskets, fruit basket supplies
and other fruits.

Ohio FFA Foundation, Inc.
Kathy Mann,
717 A East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211