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This is a runt sale....this is a runt sale....

All orders are processed immediately, we CANNOT hold, hang on, add on, cancelled or combined orders.

NO LOCAL PICKUP.

Each order is a flat shipping rate of $12.00 via USPS Priority Mail.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Please check your junkmail for VERY important email with your "Family Portrait"

SOLD OUT RUNT SALE

We are going to stagger listing the quantity of those much sought after varieties. Please do not ask if we will relist, because as we only ship tubers with clear visible eye/node/sprout - honestly, we do not know! 

SOLD OUT FOR THE 2022 GROWING SEASON.

We are planning to grow 1,104 varieties this year. But as a micro-farm, we have limited Human Resources (the 4-legged children don’t have thumbs). We may decide to grow fewer of certain varieties. If that occurs, we will re-list the excess.

All tubers are $5 each, irregardless of variety!

These tubers may be TINY, SHRIVELED, WRINKLED, UGLY, CONJOINED, MULTIPLES, STRINGY, MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS or SIMPLY PERFECTLY NORMAL LOOKING!

However, they will have at least ONE visible eye/sprout (with multiple packs, we only guarantee at least one eye/sprout). Had it not for the excess, we would have planted these tubers in our own farm!

We've been told our ** RUNTS* are what some growers rate as an A quality.

Stroll over to our Etsy site (where we began) to see the unsolicited reviews.

Inventory will be updated as the season progresses, please check back often.

Re-stock Shipping Update: - 

Orders placed after April 08th 2022.

  1. All orders are processed immediately, we CANNOT hold, hang on, add on, cancelled or combined orders at this time as we plan our 2022 fields.

  2. As our family home sits on the farm and coordinating local pickup is time consuming, regretfully, there will be NO LOCAL PICKUP.

  3. Each order is a flat-shipping rate of $12.00. 

  4. Unless it's a 1-day shipping for Washington State, we only ship Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, just in case of USPS delay, the tubers won’t be exposed to additional elements. Our responsibility for carrier mishap/lost ends at the STANDARD package insurance (maximum of $50) which will only be processed after USPS reimburse us. Customers are welcome to purchase supplemental insurance at their own discretion. 

Our Dahlia Collection will showcase the varieties we currently grow.

Jess's Dahlia Garden is a registered nursery retailer in the State of Washington and tubers will ship with the State of Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Plant Inspection Services & Certification Program endorsement in compliance with the WA State requirements. 

History


Runt Sales first started in our 2021 growing season. 

Our only sales platform then was Etsy, we had a fruitful year, grew too much, and ran out of bandwidth to un-saran-wrap each individual tuber (yes, we wrap each tuber individually), and as our own tuber orders (Hey, fellow member of Dahlia Anonymous here :) ) from vendors start getting delivered, we panicked! Hence the birth of $5 Runt Sale.

We are a micro family farm with a focus in variety and our tuber qualities are limited. We keep track of our inventory on a spreadsheet labelling the estimated number of “full size”, meh, ugly and tiny. We only list the “full size” tubers for sale, the “meh”, the “ugly” and “the tiny” are inventoried as our own mother stock. We then subtract our mother stock from next growing season and that’s how we came up with available RUNT SALE varieties. So, yes, when the site is created, we REALLY have the much sought-after varieties, but it could be as little as a quantity of 1.
The Runt Sale page is NOT currently being updated we anticipate an inventory/variety update around April.