What are Bare Roots?

Bare root perennials and woody plants are just that! Plants with bare roots. They are dug from the field where they were grown, are washed and then stored in the perfect climate over the winter months. This process has many benefits. Soil is heavy and messy to ship. Removing the soil makes it possible to bring in these hard to find plants from Holland where they are grown by the very folks that breed them. (Do note that the roots in the below photo have not yet been cleaned, but the ones you receive will be.) Click here to learn more about growing from Bare Roots!


Who Can order


However, any customer with a Vermont shipping address must submit a signed VT S-3A Form before making their first purchase. To do this, go to your account page and click on “edit account” below the Account Details section. (If you are already logged into your account, you can click here). Please note that files must be in PDF format.

Where we Ship

We ship bare roots to the lower 48 states via FedEx 

When we Ship

All Bare Roots will ship during the first two weeks of April. Specific ship/delivery dates cannot be accommodated. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information as soon as your order is on its way.


Order Minimums

All Bare Root varieties will be sold in bundles of 10. The minimum order is 4 total bundles.



Active Orders

Order Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email from info@farmerbailey.com shortly after placing your order

Substitutions and Shortages

In the unlikely event of an unexpected shortage, we will reach out to you to find a solution; be that a substitution, refund, or a combination thereof.


Order cancellations will be accepted until March 15 for a full refund.  





All bare roots will be shipped from our facility in Pomfret, VT via FedEx. Please note that orders from other producers (Gro 'n Sell, Plug Connection, 3 Porch Farm) cannot be combined with Bare Root orders.

All bare roots are sold in bundles of ten plants. 6 of these bundles will fit in one shipping box. Do note that bare roots shipped in partially-filled boxes will be just fine and totally safe. These are not nearly as fragile as plugs, and will be secure in the box with packing material. 

Price Per Box
(up to 6 bundles)

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming
$65 Alaska


Damaged/Missing Items 

Damaged Bare Roots

You may see a bit of mold on the roots but this is normal. Simply wash it off and plant immediately. As a precaution you can treat the roots with a fungicide or biofungicide, but this isn't necessary. Small broken branches are also of little concern. Just prune off any broken bits and the plant will recover quickly. The root system is the important part at this stage in the game.

Damage in transit is unlikely, but always a possibility when shipping plant material, and we sincerely apologize any the inconvenience and frustration if this occurs. But fear not! We will work with you to make things right.

Claims. To file a claim, send an email to info@farmerbailey.com with your order number with a description and photos of the damage (required), and we will move forward with filing a claim. Based on our assessment, we'll issue the necessary refund(s) right away. 

 *Claims must be filed within 48 hours of receiving the box in order to be eligible for a refund.