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April 2019 Delivery: Start Planning Now
Keep it Sweet and Simple. Earn $28,000.00. Sell 3 items: navel oranges, juice oranges and grapefruit
Your Plan for a Successful Fruit Sale
Who can I sell to? Fill out this list and sell 40 boxes per person!
How Much Profit Can your group make?
Fruit Baskets for your fruit fundraiser
Full color fruit fund raiser brochures
Where do we ship the fruit from?
Meet The Stepp Produce Company Team
Tally Sheet
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Florida Indian River citrus, Texas red grapefruit, Washington apple fundraiser, orange fundraiser

By selling fruit, your organization can make up to $28,000.00 profit by December 15, 2018.  We have excellent quality navel oranges red grapefruit, tangerines, apples and juice oranges.  We ship these to you on one truck.  Call us or email us now for information.

December Delivery: Kick off your sale as soon as possible.

Call Rick Stepp at 800-277-5372

A group of 50 people selling an average of 40 - 20 pound cartons can make a profit of $28,000.00.

A group of 25 people selling an average of 40 - 20 pound cartons can make a profit of  $12,000.00.

A group of 20 people selling an average of 25 - 20 pound cartons can make a profit of  $5,500.00

A Group of 15 people selling an average of 20 - 20 pound cartons of citrus can make a profit of $3,000.00


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It is easy to start your fruit fundraiser for delivery in December 2018, just in time for the Holiday season:   

The following prices are good anywhere that can accommodate a large, 80 foot semi-tractor trailer truck on delivery.  These prices are for planning purposes. 

 If you decide to participate, please call me toll free at 800-277-5372 or email me. After I receive this confirmation from you I will add your group to our list of confirmed sales. I will email you a confirmation with other files that you may use to make your sale a success. 


I will then send the attached full color flyers for your group by priority mail.  Our full color flyers are shipped to you free of charge if you commit to a sale with us. 

Prices vary based on the volume that you sell.  There are delivery fees if you sell less than 300 total cartons.  There are discounts resulting in more profit for your group if you sell 500 cartons or more.  Please see the pricing information below for the details.  Some groups choose to sell at higher prices than we recommend.  This is fine if you choose to.  We can email you a flyer that you can fill in the prices with any price you want and print it yourself.  Let us know if you would like this option.

Our fundraising program offers you the best quality fruit available from all areas of the United States.  We ship all fruit on one truck, direct from the growers, arriving to you as fresh as possible. 

Over the past 30 years we have helped hundreds of nonprofit groups earn as much as $40,000.00.  Our program is a proven method to raise large amounts of money.

Here are 5 reasons why fruit fundraisers continue to be the most effective of all high profit fundraisers:  

1. Almost everyone eats fruit on a daily basis.  It is part of their existing grocery budget.

2. Fruit is healthy and is a requirement for a healthy diet.

3. Fruit is an enjoyable refreshing treat that appeals to almost everyone.

4. Fruit baskets and variety gift boxes make excellent gifts for companies to give to employees and customers.

5. Those who buy fruit appreciate your service and will look forward to buying from you year after year.  Many groups have sold fruit for over 40 years.  There is no better fundraiser for repeat business.

Why is a fruit sale so profitable at reasonable prices? 

Because fruit is perishable, grocery stores have to charge a large percentage of profit to cover the risk of spoilage. This gives you the opportunity to make a very good profit margin and still be competitive.  We have a program that minimizes your risk.  Because you are preselling the fruit, you will deliver it quickly to your customers when it arrives, minimizing the spoilage.  We also reimburse you for any spoilage reported to us within 7 days.  (See below for the details)   

A sale of 300 - 20 pound cartons earns your group a profit of $3,000.00.

A sale of 500 - 20 pound cartons earns your group $5,500.00.

A sale of 1,000 - 20 pound cartons earns your group $12,000.00.

A sale of 2,000 - 20 pound cartons earns your group a profit of $28,000.00.

We ship top quality fruit from the world’s best citrus growers.  Our citrus fruit is grown in Southern TX and Southern California. These two regions produce the best quality navel oranges, red grapefruit, juice oranges and tangelos available. We also ship the best quality eating apples available.

Because of the hurricane damage and a disease problem in Florida known as "greening disease," we are not shipping Florida citrus at this time. We hope this improves in coming years.

For most locations in the U.S. other schedules can be arranged to meet your needs if you sell more than 300 - 20 pound cartons.  Call us to arrange this.  We need your order faxed or emailed to us approximately three weeks in advance of your requested delivery date if you choose a different schedule.


December 2018 Delivery Schedule.


1. Confirm your fundraiser with us as soon as possible.

2. Kick off your sale as soon as possible.

3. Fax or email your order to us no later than the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm.  If you do this you can increase your order as much as you want on Monday November 26, 2018, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

4. Send your payment to arrive to us no later than Friday November 30, 2018. You will receive a 3% discount if you pay by cashier’s check or money order.  If you pay by credit card through PayPal, you will receive a 1% discount.

6. If you send payment to arrive to us by November 30, 2018, your fruit will arrive between Wednesday December 5 and Monday December 17, 2018.

Your delivered cost, suggested price and profit:

Following are the terms, delivered cost, suggested price and profit for your fruit fundraiser.  In order to receive this pricing, we must email, fax or mail you a confirmation specific to your group in advance. This means you need to contact us to confirm your fundraiser after you decide to do this fundraiser.

Unless other dates have been arranged, you must place your order by fax or email with us no later than Monday March 5, 2018.

Prices are good for shipment for arrival to you through March 28, 2018 as long as your order is placed within the timeframe given in your confirmation email from us.  Payment is in U.S. dollars.  Fruit prices quoted are based on crop and shipping conditions remaining favorable.  In the event of a natural disaster such as a freeze, hurricane, trucking crisis or fuel crisis, prices or supplies are not guaranteed.  Weights are approximate.  Citrus is sold by volume; it is not sold by weight.

Minimum Order:  Because we have to ship fruit by refrigerated truck for a long distance, no orders for less than 100 - 20-pound equivalent cartons (2,000 pounds or more) of fruit will be accepted or shipped.  If you fall short of the 100 20 pound equivalents, you may want to order extra fruit and sell it after it arrives. This is an option you have rather than canceling your sale. 

Some areas of the U.S. have higher minimum orders.  Please send us an information request and we will email you a price quote that applies to your area.

Prices quoted below are based on a minimum order of 300 - 20-pound equivalent cartons of fruit per delivery location. (Any combination totaling 6,000 pounds of fruit or more) Payment is in US Dollars. A 300 – 20 pound equivalent order results in no freight service charge, resulting in a profit of $7.00 to $11.00 per carton of fruit.

If the quantity delivered is between 200 and 300 - 20 pound carton equivalents, a $200.00 delivery fee will be added to your invoice.  (A 200 - 20 pound carton order would cost $1.00 per 20 pound carton more than quoted below)

If the quantity delivered is between 100 and 200 - 20 pound carton equivalents, a $300.00 delivery fee will be added to your invoice.  (A 100 – 20 pound carton order would cost $3.00 per 20 pound carton more than quoted below.)

The following quantity discounts will be deducted from your invoice total based on the total number of 20 pound equivalent cartons sold. Your delivered prices quoted below are for 500 to 999 20 pound cartons.

Based on the quantity shipped

The following will be deducted:

500 to 999 - total cartons, regardless of size carton

50 cents per 10 pound carton

$1.00 per 20 pound carton

$2.00 per 40 pound carton

The following will be deducted:


1,000 to 1899 total cartons, regardless of size carton

$1.00 per 10 pound carton

$2.00 per 20 pound carton

$4.00 per 40 pound carton


The following will be deducted:

1,900 to 2,000 total cartons, regardless of size cartons.

$1.50 per 10 pound carton

$3.00 per 20 pound carton

$6.00 per 40 pound carton


Prices quoted also include full credit to your invoice for all actual spoilage reported to us by fax, phone or email within 7 days of your delivery date.  If total spoilage exceeds 3% of any given item, it must be reported within 48 hours.  This makes it possible for us to make a claim with the grower of the fruit.  Any major problems (10% spoilage or damage of any given item) must be reported to us before accepting the fruit delivery.

If there is a shortage of fruit or damaged fruit, you must note it on the bill of lading before signing for the merchandise and notify us within 48 hours.  Because there is a small chance of having spoilage or miscounting, we recommend that you order 1 extra 20 pound carton of each type of fruit or 2% more fruit than you have sold, whichever is greatest. For example if you sell 300 – 20 pound cartons of navel oranges, we recommend that you order 6 extra 20 pound cartons.  You will find that it is easy to sell the extra fruit if you do not need it for spoilage replacement.

Delivered cost and recommended selling prices and profit per carton for 300 to 499 – 20 pound equivalent cartons

Prices are in US Dollars.  Please note that we have no presence in your state. If sales tax is due from your state or municipality, it will be your responsibility to pay the sales tax and submit the paperwork that your state requires.

Citrus is sold by volume not weight.  Weight is approximate.  “Count” means the approximate number of pieces of fruit in each carton.

The count can vary based on how large the fruit grows, which can vary season to season.

Your delivered cost   per carton

Recommended selling price per carton

Your profit per carton

10 pounds navel oranges: 14 to 22 count per carton




10 pounds red grapefruit 12 to 14 count per carton




10 pounds juice oranges:  14 to 22 count per carton




10 pounds tangerines: 22 to 25 count per carton





20 pounds navel oranges: 28 to 44 count per carton




20 pounds red grapefruit 20 to 24 count per carton




20 pounds juice oranges:  28 to 44 count per carton




20 pounds tangerines: 44 to 50 count per carton




40 pound cartons of all citrus above are available at $38.00 per carton, but not listed on our flyer.

Apples: Your Choice of Red Delicious, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith.

Boxes are not mixed

Your delivered cost per carton

Recommended selling price per carton


profit per carton

10 pound carton: 20 to 22 apples per carton




20 pound carton: 40 to 44 apples per carton











40 pound cartons of apples are available but not listed on our flyer.  Your cost for 80 to 88 count: $40.00

The variety gift box cost below is based on an order of 300 to 500 - 20 pound equivalent cartons.  Since there are freight discounts, orders larger than 500 - 20 pound cartons of fruit will generate more profit.  Smaller orders will generate less profit because of the delivery fees. Following is an illustration of the profit you will make on the variety gift box if you sell 300 to 500 - 20 pound total cartons of all fruit ordered.

Profit on variety gift boxes for a total order of 300 to 500 20 pound equivalent cartons of fruit

Your cost for each variety box

Recommended selling price

Your profit on each variety gift box

1 layer variety gift box (approximately 10 lbs.)




2 layer variety gift box (approximately 20 lbs.)






We no longer have wicker gift baskets available. Gift Fruit Bowls are available but not listed on our flyer (holds approximately 10 pounds of fruit.) We recommend that you sell them for at least $30.00.  Your cost of making the fruit bowls will range from $12.00 to $24.00 depending how much total fruit you order and on how many gift bowls you sell.  Empty gift fruit bowl kits will be shipped to you before the fruit arrives.  You will need to order 10 pounds of fruit per bowl to fill the bowls.  They are a red color and are very attractive after they are wrapped.

Case of 24 fruit bowl kits: Includes 24 red fruit bowls, 24 bows, 24 shrink wraps, 24 small packs of tissue paper for decoration.  If you are ordering 12 bowls or more, this will be the most economical quantity since they are shipped direct from the distributor.  24 fruit bowl kits cost less than 12 custom shipped fruit bowl kits. Since the cost per box of fruit varies based on the total amount of fruit you order, your cost and profit per fruit bowl will vary.  If you order 24 bowls or more, your cost per bowl will be $12.00 to $18.00 including the fruit. If you order less than 24 bowls, your cost will be $18.00 to $24.00. Cost of 24 empty fruit bowl kits: $144.00 = $6.00 per bowl kit.  These are shipped direct to you from the distributor.

Custom orders of 1 to 11 bowl kits = $11.00 per empty bowl kit.  These are shipped at a higher cost to cover extra shipping and handling. It is better to order full cases of 20 that are shipped to you direct from the distributor.  You can save the extra bowls for later use.  You can also make extra gift fruit bowls and sell them after the fruit arrives.

Payment Terms:  

Payment must arrive to us by cashier’s check, money order or credit card by the deadline listed above.  It is best to collect your money in advance from your customers. You will receive a 3% discount for paying on time, in advance by cashier’s check or money order.  Payment is in U.S. Dollars. 

You will receive a 1% discount for paying on time, in advance by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.  For your security, this payment will be made through PayPal. 

After placing your order with us, we will calculate the total amount due and fax or email your invoice.  You can then send the cashier’s check or money order by certified mail so that we have to sign for it.  We will reimburse you $5.00 for the certified mail charges from your local post office.  When sending a cashier's check or money order, it is very important that we have to sign for the payment when it arrives.  Make sure you keep the tracking number in case there is a problem.

If you cannot send payment in time to mail it by certified mail, you can express mail payment and we will reimburse you $20.00 for the express mail charges from your local post office.  Make sure you keep the tracking number in case there is a problem. 

You can also call us to request payment by credit card.  We will then readjust your total discount to 1% and send you a link through PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card. 

Paying in advance enables the fruit growers to give us their best quality at a competitive price, knowing they will receive prompt payment.    If you need credit rather than paying in advance, you will need to use a credit card.  The good news is you still receive a 1% discount for paying by credit card.

Late Orders:  Each year we get late orders that are past the deadline.  We always do our best to accommodate late orders if there is still time to do so.  We need the orders by these deadlines to schedule harvesting, packing, shipping and transportation for the fruit.  Late orders will be considered based on fruit availability and extra space on the delivery trucks.  If you submit your order after our deadline, a higher price than quoted may apply.    

Delivery Dates:  Your delivery time and day cannot be confirmed until we make arrangements with a trucking company to deliver the fruit. After we have this scheduled, we will notify you of the estimated delivery date.  Fresh fruit has to be shipped by refrigerated truck which has to be arranged after we receive all orders, have the fruit harvested and packed. If you have not heard from the trucking company or us within 4 days of your scheduled delivery, it is crucial that you call us for an update.

“Just in time” arrival is the goal we strive to achieve.  It is not possible for us to guarantee that the truck will come precisely on time since any number of things could happen to cause a delay.  We may also have to ship your order for arrival on a different date than you have requested.  Unless you have talked with us by phone and have made other arrangements with us, you will need to be prepared to receive the fruit during the range of dates that we have scheduled for delivery.  You only need a few people to unload the truck.  The fruit can be distributed to your team members at a later time.  Please see the information we sent you regarding how to unload the truck, how to count the fruit and how to inspect the fruit on arrival.

We will not ask you to unload the fruit between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM unless you request it or if it is more convenient for you.   The larger your order, the better we can accommodate your requested date and time of delivery.  As a general rule, if your order is less than 500 of the 20 pound equivalents, you will need to be prepared to unload your fruit when the truck arrives.  We will notify you well in advance to schedule your team members for unloading.

You only need 3 to 4 able bodied adults to unload 500 cartons within one hour.  The truck driver is not responsible for unloading.  This is done by members of your group.  It is possible that your fruit will arrive on a weekend day. Refrigerated, over the road delivery trucks deliver 7 days per week and have to stay on schedule.  It is not possible to hold a truck over on a weekend.  If there are religious reasons for not unloading on a particular day, we will work that out for you in advance as long as you let us know that in advance.

It is important for you to have a backup plan in place in the event that the truck comes earlier than requested, breaks down, encounters bad weather, an accident, etc. (See instructions to trucker on order form.) In order to prevent your fruit fundraiser from becoming an inconvenience to your volunteers, it is crucial that you establish a team captain calling system.  We suggest that you have no more than ten sales people per team.  Have team captains who are in charge of calling everyone on their team to update them on the arrival time of the truck.  Have each team captain establish a calling list of all team members well in advance of your delivery date.

Approximately two to four days before your scheduled delivery we should know the delivery schedule.  At this time call us for your delivery time and activate your team captain calling system to inform team members of the scheduled delivery.  Tell them that unless they get a message regarding a potential delay, arrive to pick up their fruit approximately 3 to 4 hours after the scheduled delivery.  This will allow you time to have the unloading crew show up on time, unload the fruit, count it and prepare it for distribution.  Also, if the truck is delayed for some reason, there will be time to activate the calling system and inform your team members to come later.



We look forward to helping you with your fundraiser.  Please feel free to call us at your convenience if you have questions.  


Rick and Laurie Stepp 

Phone us toll free at: 800-277-5372 (1-800-apples-2)


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