A message from Territorial President, Tom Johns, September 2020

As we move into the fall season, we wanted to let our customers know that we are continuing to keep up with our increased demand, and fulfill orders as they come in. We are still facing challenges, but we’re working hard to overcome these and keep on track as we prepare for the 2021 season.

Our goal remains unchanged as we want to meet the gardening needs of as many patrons as possible without falling behind in shipping. I would like to ask for your help during this time to accomplish this, not only for you, but also for your fellow gardeners. By placing your order and your trust in us during this time you acknowledge that you have read this notice and agree in principle with these expectations.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU ORDER:

  • As we move forward, it’s unknown to us what the order volume will be. If we find ourselves getting uncomfortably behind in shipping, we may need to cease taking new orders for short periods to focus solely on shipping existing orders. We will not accept new orders unless we think we can fulfill them.
  • Please know our raw seed inventories are good, with some exceptions. If an item becomes unavailable, we will do our best to substitute it with an item of equal or greater value. If a replacement is unavailable, we will issue a refund.
  • Orders are generally processed in the order which they are received. Due to increased call and email volume, please do not call or email to check on the status of your order unless it has been longer than the expected 7-10-day turnaround period.
  • When your order is submitted, it’s instantly flowing in our order fulfillment system and it cannot be changed—even under normal circumstances. Once your order is placed, we will not be able to edit it. If you find that you need additional items, please place another order.
  • We ran low on a few individual seed variety envelopes and thus substituted backup generic seed envelopes. These generic seed packet envelopes will have the correct specific variety information printed on the front of the packets, but the backs of the packets will be blank without our normal seeding and cultural material. Please refer to your catalog or our site for specific planting culture.

We will continue to provide our staff with a safe workplace and evolve to be as fast, streamlined, and efficient as possible. I hope this announcement will help you understand Territorial’s current state and what to expect from us before you entrust us with your next seed order.