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Positive Rustyfork
(5 reviews)
On Jan 17, 2017, Rustyfork Glenmont, NY wrote:

I've ordered from Potato Garden (Ronnigers and Milk Ranch combined a few years ago under this new name) for the the last several years.

The reason that I used them was to obtain unusual varieties, not typically available at any of the other potato and seed companies. They do stock a very large selection of certified seed potatoes at very reasonable prices - in some instances half the price of some of the other companies out there.

Until last year, I had never had a problem. Last year, I received soft, moldy potatoes. I called the company and left a voicemail. I received a call the next day, stating that sometimes this happens with some of the varieties and they suspected that the potatoes would be fine for planting, however they would ship another replacement variety, if I wished, at no additional cost to me. Based on my description of the type of potato that I wanted, Potato Garden picked Sangre and shipped them out the same day, express delivery. The potatoes that arrived were firm and in perfect condition.

Dealing with seeds and plants, things happen. The test is in how the company responds. In this case, Potato Garden did everything they could to resolve the issue as quickly and as seamlessly as possible. As such, I highly recommend this company.

Positive 1sergeant_rock
(6 reviews)
On Feb 17, 2015, 1sergeant_rock Wills Point, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This company is now called Potato Garden, the web site is // I recently order some hard to find Bintje potatoes but received Butte instead. Notified Company with photo of label and was contacted with 12 hours to let me know that the mistake was made by warehouse personal & that the potatoes I ordered would be ship the next day by priority mail, no charge to me and was told I could also keep the potatoes that were sent by mistake. I have ordered from this company in the past & highly recommend them for hard to find seed potatoes.

Positive blueeyeskms
(29 reviews)
On Jan 7, 2014, blueeyeskms Waverly, KS (Zone 5b) wrote:

2013 was the first year I have ordered from Potato Garden. All I can say is WOW! I have never in my life had such a wonderful potato crop! We planted 17 lbs of potatoes and harvested 268 lbs! Definitely ordering from them again!

Positive hopflower
(27 reviews)
On Jul 20, 2013, hopflower Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Ronniger's has actually merged with another potato vendor and is now known as Potato Garden. Located in Colorado, they offer early, main crop, late crop and fingerling potatoes as well as garlic; and plenty of advice on how to choose, plant, and care for your potatoes to ensure a successful crop. There are many suggestions on how to plant for the size of your garden, whether in the ground or in containers. I have ordered from these people for four years now, and the seed potatoes have always arrived as promised in pristine condition and on time. They are friendly, helpful, and a quality vendor. Not once have I ever received a substandard, or a questionable order. I highly recommend this firm and am eagerly planning my potato garden for 2014!

Positive Leslie500
(2 reviews)
On Mar 30, 2013, Leslie500 Woodland Park, CO wrote:

I love these guys, and order from them every year. They always deliver on time, the selection is awesome, perfect potatoes every time. :)

Positive LilyLover_UT
(20 reviews)
On Jul 9, 2011, LilyLover_UT Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a great company. I've been buying the seed potatoes and garlic for several years now, and I'm just thrilled with the results. We had the most beautiful potato harvest last year. German Butterball is our favorite, but we always try one or two other varieties just for fun. This year we are trying Alby's Gold. We also bought three new varieties of garlic to add to our collection of heirloom garlics. Thank you for everything!

Positive Calalily
(40 reviews)
On Jan 5, 2011, Calalily Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

Super fantastic company. I needed potatoes at an odd time of year due to our planting season. They kept me informed about when they would be shipped, were very helpful when I had questions and the potatoes arrived in perfect condition right on time. I bought 250# and will be buying again.
I followed their directions, the potatoes sprouted beautifully and are now happily growing on our farm.
I had called other companies trying to find seed potatoes for our planting dates and had no luck. I'm really glad I found this company thru DG.

Positive crice118
(1 review)
On Mar 13, 2010, crice118 Frankfort, KY wrote:

Ordered a variety of seed potatoes. Called and asked questions to make sure I was ordering what I wanted. They were very friendly, polite and cordial - there was no pushing to buy just a we're here to help you with any order you would like to place and ask about anything you're unsure of. I WILL be buying from them again next year if not before. Received my 18 varieties in good condition, well boxed and in a timely fashion. Kudos to you, potato farmers.

Positive nygardener3
(1 review)
On Feb 17, 2010, nygardener3 Altamont, NY wrote:

I have been a Ronniger customer for over 10 years. I am glad to hear that the family has taken the company back but my experience with the interim owner was totally seamless. Ronnigers has by by far the most complete selection and the growing information is both helpful and practical. Over the years I have grown 6 different varieties and had excellent results with all of them. There has never been a disappointment with quality and service has always been exemplary.

Positive Splintergroupie
(4 reviews)
On Sep 25, 2009, Splintergroupie Stevensville, MT wrote:

I ordered eight varieties, one pound each. Results ranged from a 10# return on the Russet Norkotah to a whopping 52# on the Rose Finn Apple fingerling. Average return was 29# on each pound of seed potato planted.

My site was new ground, not very improved yet with too much clay. My pump died and i was without water for a week as the sprouts were pushing through the surface. Then i had a grasshopper plague to boot that left some varieties eaten clean to the ground. Needless to say, i'm quite impressed with the yield after all that and will order again. My order came promptly, was packed and labeled well, and i appreciated the potato growing literature that came with.

The only problem i had was scab on the Maris Piper variety. It was also the only variety that exhibited any slug attraction, so i'm blaming the variety and not the seed store.

Positive magnaastra
(49 reviews)
On Sep 23, 2009, magnaastra Charleston, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've become a customer for life thanks to their awesome service. There was a misunderstanding with my order, which was promptly, cheerfully, and very satisfactorily resolved by no less than the proprietor himself. Great products, too.

Positive dddal
(3 reviews)
On Jul 7, 2009, dddal Eaton, IN wrote:

Great service. Great selection. Had a problem with one of my varieties (probably my fault or the fault of my weather) but they called back and talked me thru a few things. Wonderful people to do business with.

Positive nygardener2
(12 reviews)
On May 16, 2009, nygardener2 New Hyde Park, NY wrote:

Potatoes came in great shape on time and nice sizes. Each bag was labled and great instructions. Highly recommend for potatoes. The staff is polite and my ship date was dead on and quicker than thought.

Positive Driftingcowboy
(5 reviews)
On Apr 9, 2009, Driftingcowboy Helenwood, TN wrote:

Ordered 150 pounds of seed. Look good.

Positive bibbykitty
(41 reviews)
On Jan 12, 2009, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Just received my order. I am very pleased. The service was wonderful, the potatoes look great, and best of all I received them When I wanted them!!! Will definitely order from them again. Also Elizabeth was very helpful and polite when I called about a problem that was my fault.

Positive lzyjo
(7 reviews)
On Jun 5, 2008, lzyjo Thompsons Station, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've ordered from both Ronnigers and their other website Milk Ranch and I had a good experience both times. They shipped promptly and have a tremendous selection when most places are out of stock. I was really happy with my last order, since they did not have a variety I order, they substituted another red type that grows well in for my area. I'll always order from Ronnigers!

Positive drgreene
(5 reviews)
On Mar 13, 2008, drgreene Shelby, NC wrote:

We placed an order for one of the garden packs in February. Got the order in early March. The potatoes look good. We'll probably plant in the next week or so. This is our second order with Ronniger's, and the last time the potatoes produced very well.

Positive Spriggin
(19 reviews)
On Oct 28, 2007, Spriggin Selma, OR wrote:

I ordered my seed potatoes so late in the season most companies were sold out, but not these folks. I recieved my order very quickly and planted them the next day. Well before the first frost I was hip deep in fabulous potatoes. I'm spreading the word about your remarkable company. Thanks a bunch!

Positive KristenMarie
(10 reviews)
On Aug 12, 2007, KristenMarie Llano, NM wrote:

I picked up potatoes from these guys in Colorado in April, having placed an order last winter... These are the same people who run Milk Ranch potatoes (Craig, his dad and his very friendly wife Michelle). They bought out Ronnigers. I got to see their high-tech potato storage building which was really impressive, and some of their potato fields. These guys are great, friendly, and helpful. We planted 130 pounds of 11 types of potatoes from them and they are all growing well EXCEPT for the Purple Peruvian (which I think does not like our soil). The potatoes are healthy, disease-free and mostly organic. HIGHLY recommended. I hope they keep the Ronnigers name.

Positive three_elms
(4 reviews)
On Jun 13, 2007, three_elms Tippecanoe, IN wrote:

Ordred 11 lbs on April 9th. The web site doesn't have a place to enter a credit card number, rather they call you for credit card information. As such other negative feedback doesn't make sense.

Instead of waiting for the call I sent them a cheque via the post office. The seed potatoes were mailed out promptly and arrived within a week or two. They well stored and in very good condition. As of this time I've had excellent growth and very good looking plants. I look forward to buying more next year.

Positive Coni
(14 reviews)
On Jul 19, 2006, Coni Milford, MI wrote:

I had been concerned about growing potatoes, but this company has been a great resource. We are now picking small and medium potatoes and there are more than I expected. Plants are healthy and very productive. Thank you and we will use your company again next year.

Positive kristenwith8
(3 reviews)
On Jan 9, 2006, kristenwith8 Sandy, UT wrote:

This company quickly shipped healthy looking seed potatoes. With no potato growing experience, I planted them spring 2005. In the summer I had a question about 'hilling up', and got an email response within a few days. Even though I did not follow their suggestions to the letter (I will this year), I still got a pretty good harvest- and the taste was divine! By ordering the Garden Pack #3, we were able to try several varieties. The kids loved making 'all blue' french fries. We will order again! Thanks.

Positive rippedoffconsum
(1 review)
On Oct 20, 2005, rippedoffconsum Santa Cruz, CA wrote:

In September 2005 I ordered Garlic from the Ronniger's website. I received confirmation emails and received a shipment email. I have not received the product even though they have taken my money. They have not returned my emails inquiring about the situation. Their website is down and has been down for a while now. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS COMPANY - THEY ARE RIP OFFS. Obviously nobody will be able to order product via the website because it is down, but their emails are bouncing also, so it looks like they packed up cashed in.

On February 17th, 2006, rippedoffconsum changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

After posting this message I was contacted by Craig at Ronniger's. He explained that there had been a short term problem that had been corrected. A short time later I received my order along with a credit for the hassle I was put through. After corresponding with Craig I am satisified with his explanation that this was a one time error. A good indicator of a company is how they deal with problems - I am happy with the response I received from Craig. In fact, I would order from Ronniger's again, therefore I have changed my rating here from negative to positve.

Thank you Craig and thank you Dave's Garden!
On February 17th, 2006, rippedoffconsum changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Positive seedsaver56
(5 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2005, seedsaver56 Casper, WY wrote:

My first experience with Ronnigers was 2004. I ordered 4 different varieties of seed potato. I grew viking red, viking purple, reddale and german butterball. This was my first real attempt at growing potatoes in many years. The ronningers catalog has great growing tips and general information on raising potatoes. The seed potatoes were excellent quality and arrived when they were supposed to. I could tell soon after the plants started growing that they were very strong healthy plants. I got a real nice harvest from six rows of potatoes about 8 feet long per row.
They even survived an earwig infestation after I made the mistake of trying to mulch them with straw, I had to take the straw off but the potatoes still did good. It was very rewarding when I harvested them, the reddale was superb for baking and the viking purple made the best mashed potatoes I have ever had.
I reccomend Ronnigers very highly to anyone who loves to grow potatoes, their seed potatoes are certified organic. They needed some more information on my 2005 order and contacted me by phone to fix it. Very pleasent and professional to deal with. I will be a long term customer of Ronnigers, they are a family farm and business and deserve full support.

Positive fbonzo
(2 reviews)
On Jan 29, 2005, fbonzo Issaquah, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

We've only used Ronniger's once--summer crop of 2004--but it was a wonderful experience. Their catalog is delightful; the descriptions of the potatoes, their various histories and good and bad points were very helpful in making our selections. We chose the 7 sampler pack, followed Ronniger's excellent and simple growing instructions (we'd never grown potatoes) and we were extremely pleased with 6 of the 7 varieties. All 7 varieties bore very, very well, but we were not happy with the flavor and texture of the Krantz. I don't think there was anything wrong with them, just not to our taste. Anyway, their shipping was timely, their information was copious and helpful, the potatoes had absolutely no problems. Will definitely order from them again this year with the highest of expectations.

Positive gardadore
(21 reviews)
On Jan 12, 2005, gardadore Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I ordered from this company for the first time last spring and was delighted with the quality of the potatoes and the number of eyes each one produced. Despite the rainiest summer on record I had a very good crop. Love their catalogue and highly recommend them. I am getting my new order ready and can't wait.

Positive Cedarworm
(4 reviews)
On Jul 20, 2004, Cedarworm wrote:

`This was my first time to order from Ronniger's Potato Farm. I ordered a "sampler" of 7 varieties. We are just starting to harvest the first Viking Purple, Red Gold and Anna Cheeka. The seed potatoes were shipped right on the date I requested and packed well. Though they cost more than our local farm coop every day variety potatoes, Ronniger's provide so many varieties and the catalog explains the qualities and history of each. So far they are very productive and the taste is amazing. Will be sure to order more from them in the future and tell all my gardening friends.
I also think that it is good to support ethical and hard working family farms.

Positive buzzworm45
(2 reviews)
On Aug 11, 2003, buzzworm45 wrote:

I got prompt, healthy delivery of our seed potatoes,which did very well in spite of a hard climate and general lack of water. I will use them again for all our seed potato and garlic orders.

Positive aichko
(1 review)
On May 12, 2003, aichko wrote:

I am so pleased that Ronninger's is back in business. I haven't ordered from them in a while now, since they had stopped selling seed potatoes. At the time, they had nice little homey catalogs, as it was a small family-run business. Their seed potatoes were excellent and included clear, simple directions for growing the potatoes. They were some of the best potatoes I've ever had! I highly recommend them - especially for anyone in the Western USA. Now that I know they are back again, I will be sure to allow room for potatoes in my garden next year!

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