Coronavirus/COVID-19 Outbreak Update

Posted by Mike Dunton on 3/14/2020 to Company News
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Outbreak Update

3/21/20 - Orders are being received beyond our capacity ... Orders are now only accepted under the new "Pandemic Terms" outlined on today's blog post - Click Here to read BEFORE placing an order. Thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times.

3/20/20 - As the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent economic unrest continue to unfold, you already are aware that all sectors of the economy are being affected by supply and demand. Just as there are no cuts in line at your local store, we fill orders fairly on a first in / first out basis. Please DO NOT ask for preferential treatment. We are working nearly around the clock, seven days a week, but are experiencing higher than normal order volume.

Those of you who are our regular supporters, you know we have a reputation for getting orders mailed out quickly within a day or two. Due to unprecedented demand, and that is a huge understatement, we are currently getting orders mailed out within 10 to 14 business days from receipt. If you got your order placed and it is in our queue, we will do our absolute best to get it to you! Thank you for patience and for helping to support our biodiversity preservation work with your orders. We hope that you and your communities are safe and well, and we hope things get back to normal quickly.

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3/14/20 - I want to start off by saying that we are all healthy here on the farm and hope that you and your family are as well. What a very strange message this is for me to write! While following the world events that are unfolding, it is as if we are all active participants in a story line of one of the endless numbers in the Sci-Fi / dystopian post-apocalyptic genres that have been pouring out of the studios for decades.

However, this is not a movie or a video game. And although this is real life, this is not the end, nor will not be the worst thing to have ever happened to the human race. We are a tough species, will get through all of this and hopefully be wiser and much better prepared for the next catastrophe.

Like you, the Victory Seed Company is actively monitoring world events. In addition to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, we are all having to deal with economic uncertainties that have led to drastic financial market fluctuations resulting in panic buying and shortages at stores. We live in uncertain times, and by no means is my intent to downplay the severity of the situation, this crisis is serious, but let's face it, there has never been, nor will there ever be, "certain times." By definition, the future is always unknown and always unpredictable. I have hope that sane minds will prevail, panic will lead to action, confusion to clarity, and people all over the world will use this global event to pull together, share information and resources, and to quickly address and resolve these issues.

A truckload of padded envelopes arrived this week ... We are at the ready to fill your garden seed orders ...Here at the Victory Seed Company, we are using common sense and CDC information to keep educated and to remain healthy. For a home garden seed supplier, this is always our busy time of year and in good times and bad, we do our best to always be prepared. Just this week another truckload of padded envelopes arrived. We have a good inventory of seeds, plenty of shipping supplies, the U. S. Postal Service is still picking up mail at the farm five days a week, and the staff is at the ready to meet your 2020 gardening needs.

That said, many of the rarer varieties that are typically in short supply are running out, and we are getting inundated with orders. We are currently shipping orders in 5 to 7 business days from receipt, but this can change quickly. Check back on the site regularly and plan accordingly.

In the meantime, we hope that you will stay educated about this quickly evolving situation, choose your news sources carefully and even then, use your powers of logic and critical thinking to discern fact from the inflammatory vocabulary narrative that "reporters" use to attempt to manipulate minds. Here are a couple of authoritative sources for current and continually updated information:

Thank you again for choosing to help support our biodiversity preservation work with your orders, for your patience during this time, and stay safe and healthy! We look forward to being of service to you for years to come.

 

Do The Five ...

HANDS Wash them often.
ELBOW Cough into it.
FACE Don't touch it.
FEET Stay more than 3 feet apart.
FEEL sick? Stay home.

Feedback

Date 3/15/2020
Katie Anderson
Hey there, friends at Victory Seed! We’ve been planning to order seeds for some time and can’t wait to show our children one more avenue of self-sustainability in the current culture that we live. We understand there might be a delay in the package arriving to us with the current COVID19 making it’s rounds. We sincerely wanted to thank you all for everything you’re doing and wish the best of health to your team. We look forward to a lifetime or memories and valuable lesson to be had from your product. Working in the garden as a child with my parents was such a treasured memory. I’m excited to have that with my kiddos and husband. Best in these moments and happy growth, Katie Anderson
Date 3/16/2020
Craig Bailey
Excellent read and advice, Mike! We are all in this together and need to appreciate that we are living through, (and making), History! This too, will pass! May God Bless You and Yours and Thank all of you for your seed preservation work! P.S. I would've never even heard about Mortgage Lifter tomatoes or Country Gentlemen corn without Victory Seeds. Now, they've been the only varieties I've planted for eight years! (And I'll tell ya, they're the best tomatoes and corn you'll ever eat)!!!
Date 3/16/2020
Jessica Thomas
We plan to use this time during this horrible virus for positive in that we will be using this time for family projects at home. As a homeschooling family we found this to be the perfect time to start a garden with our children to teach them how to be more self sustainable and how to care for the earth.

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