Compost News

28-JUL-21 - Our Fairfax County Farmers Market Composting Project got some press - Mount Vernon Gazette

8-DEC-20 - 10,000 lbs of Pumpkins collected and composted with our friends at Annapolis Green.  Eye On Annapolis article

16-NOV-20 - Havre de Grace Drop-off site exceeds expectations according to the Baltimore Sun.  Read the article HERE

23-OCT-20 - Bay Weekly Article highlighting local compost options (including Veteran Compost) HERE

2-SEP-16 - MD Department of Agriculture has awarded us $350k to build a compost site and training program.  See the press release here 

10-AUG-16 - Great summary of our efforts at the Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast.    See the article here 

1-MAR-16 - Thanks to Baltimore Magazine for the coverage

4-NOV-15 - Cool feature by ABC News, thanks for the video

25-MAY-15 - Note to self, not all reporters edit out curse words in your quotes.  Whoops

4-SEP-13 - Thanks Annapolis for the shout-out in their blog

1-SEP-13 - Kicked off Residential Food Scrap Collection in the DC Metro Area Today!!

8-AUG-13 - Excited to speak and demonstrate at the Smithsonian tonight for their "Food in the Garden" Series, get tickets here

24-JUL-13 - Excited to be awarded the Recycling Leadership Award for Anne Arundel County tonight.  Some details here

8-JUL-13 - Holy Compost! Tomato plants 6 feet tall and corn 9 feet tall after only 7 weeks in our Square Foot Gardening Mix. Unreal.  A video to show the results

9-MAY-13 - We've found our way onto Pinterest. I don't know if we fully understand what is going on there, but we managed to build our first "board".  Check it out here

30-APR-13 - Cool video about our relationship with GBMC. Much love to the second customer we ever signed!!

1-APR-13 - Thanks to AT&T for the feature in their new commercial.  Watch it here

27-JAN-13 - Thanks to Healthy Howard for featuring some of our composting efforts in Howard County.  Read the article here

26-JAN-13 - Excited to be speaking at the US Composting Council Conference.  Event details here

19-JAN-13 - Halleluiah! We're proud to announce our first church composting project with Maryland Presbyterian Church.

11-JAN-13 - A big welcome to Courtyard by Marriott. Our newest food scrap partner

4-JAN-13 - Welcome aboard to The Boatyard Bar and Grill

19-DEC-12 - Thanks to I95 Business Magazine for the feature!  See it here

31-OCT-12 - We were in the new BRAC publication (page 13).  Or click here

27-SEP-12 - Intro Video to winning the 2012 Harford Award for Entrepreneurship.  See it here

25-SEP-12 - Thanks to Sandy for mentioning our compost in her blog about tomato blight!!  Read more here

14-JUL-12 - Thanks to Chelsea for a great blog post!  Read it here

3-JUL-12 - Thanks to Flavor Magazine for including us in an article on veterans and farming. The article isn't online, so you'll have to find a print copy!

18-JUN-13 - Thank you to for featuring Justen and the business on their website today!  See it here

22-MAR-13 - Thank you to Sandy for such a nice write-up in her blog.

14-MAR-12 - Thanks to HCPS for the shout-out for our work at Emmorton Elementary School. We compost over 500lbs of food waste from this school each week!  Link

26-FEB-12 - We are proud to have been selected by the Farmer Veteran Coalition for their Fellowship Program. What an honor!

30-JAN-12 - Congratulations to Rusty and the entire Harry Browne's staff for being featured on Channel 2 ABC News.  Great feature on their recycling and composting efforts  click here

22-JAN-12 - Featured in the Annapolis Capital newspaper  Link

22-DEC-11 - MPT story on our operation.  It starts at the 10:15 mark.  See it HERE

22-SEP-11 - We were featured in the September 2011 issue of Biocycle.  The print addition has a picture of the worm bins, this online link just has the text.

14-SEP-11 - Thanks to the Harford County EDAB for the feature in their newsletter.  Check it out here

09-SEP-11 - Look for our bins at the Maryland Seafood Festival this weekend at Sandy Point State Park!!

14-JULY-11  Welcome aboard Turf Valley!  We're proud to be composting the food waste from such a great resort and golf course.

27-JUNE-11 We were featured in a blog on restaurant composting by  Read it here

17-JUNE-11 Thanks to the Freestate Nursery and Landscape News for a great article (page 41)  Check it out here

8-JUNE-11  Great blog on our compost helping flowers excel

17-MAY-11  Thanks to Fredrick Ward Associates for featuring our composting efforts in their blog.  You can see the article here

10-MAY-11  A big welcome to Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Aramark, our newest food waste collection/composting partners!!

2-MAY-11   You can find our worm castings and compost on the shelf @ Ace Hardware in West Chester, PA!!!

30-APR-11  You can find our compost and worm castings @ Greensgrow Farm in Philly!!  Here is a link to them

15-APR-11  Justen is named to the Daily Record's "20 In Their Twenties"  Check out the list!!

18-MAR-11 Thank you to Sandie Anne for writing such a nice blog about her visit to the farm.  You can read her post and the rest of her blog here

16-MAR-11  Thanks to Aberdeen Patch for the feature story.  Also thanks to Bruce and Carol for writing a great article and taking some nice pics  Click Here To Read

5-MAR-11 You can find our compost products for sale at Kendall Hardware in Clarksville, MD.  Support your local and family owned hardware store!


You can find our vermicompost for sale at Coffee Coffee in Bel Air, MD.  Grab a bag and a latte!

11-FEB-11  Our food waste composting with Bel Air High School is featured in a story on the Harford County Public Schools frontpage  Check it Out

2-FEB-11  Thanks to the Military Times for the feature story in the Military Times Edge.  Check it out

23-JAN-11  Check out this video at the 9:20 mark for a special on our operation.

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26-NOV-10  We were featured in a 3/4 page article in The Aegis  click here

11-NOV-10  We were mentioned in an Ecopreneurist article  click here

11-NOV-10  We're excited to launch this webpage today!  Feel free to contact us at anytime for more information on our products and services.

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