In March 2023, the Fitz’s Fish Ponds team imported 50,000 tosai from Japan! On April 1, 2023, the Fitz’s Fish Ponds Fairfield Retail Store held a Spring Koi Kick Off Event to start the season off right! Although the weather was less than ideal in the morning, it did not sway any koi hobbyists from heading on over to our event! The first 50 customers to arrive received a free tosai, and they went fast! Some dedicated customers arrived extra early to ensure their giveaway prize!
Throughout the day, there were hourly raffles with some amazing prizes. We started off with a $200 retail gift card and FFP mug, a sponsored Microbe Lift package, a free summer pond cleaning, a nisai koi and finally a beautiful sansai koi! Congratulations to all of our winners and best of luck to the rest at Koi Fest this summer! The best part of the raffles is that our very special guest, Kosuke Saito of Shintaro Koi Farm, read them aloud each hour in English and Japanese! It was an honor to host Saito and have him help out with our event.
All About the Koi
This past winter, Fitz and the FFP Team brought in some of the highest quality koi from Japan, and those koi were featured at our event! Fairfield Store Manager Nick Fernicola traveled up to the FFP Farm in Milford, New Jersey, earlier in the week to hand select some of the larger koi for the store and event. Then, on Saturday morning, Fitz and Tyler bagged up the koi selected for the event from the greenhouses and transported them to Fairfield. Our customers were able to take advantage of some great sales as we simulated our farm experience outside the Fairfield store.
In addition to the koi and the raffles, Don Schnoor and Tim Bock were able to educate hobbyists and answer many questions about filtration and the inner workings of specific pond equipment. Some customers were even fortunate enough to have one-on-one sitdowns with each.
Our FFP events are great not only for bringing together our loyal customers, but also for introducing us to so many new ones as well! From all of us at FFP, we want to thank those who came to the Fairfield Spring Koi Kick Off! We hope you had a blast. We know we did! We can’t wait to see you all at Koi Fest 2023, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26. Call us at 908/301-4722 to inquire about visiting our farm to hand select koi or if you have any questions about Koi Fest! www.fitzfishponds.com