These items are available for pick-up from our farm and pick-up locations.
Information about what items are available at each location are listed under the "Pickup Site Info" tab.
We do ship compost tea bags and worm castings. So, feel free to let USPS bring them to your door.
Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get everything set-up.
We start with a blend of wood chips and food scraps to get the right carbon/nitrogen ratio. Then, we pile the material into large aerated static piles. The material is kept above 140F for atleast 72-hours straight during the compost process to kill pathogens and weed seeds. After 90+ days of composting and curing, the compost is screened and ready for sale.
Our compost is available in bulk quantities too. It is typically screened to 1/2", but we can handle special orders. Available by the yard for pick-up at the farm or it can be delivered. Send us a message or give us a call to arrange pick-up or delivery
(Only available for pick-up at our Aberdeen location. Delivery available throughout the Baltimore and DC Metro Areas)
This container mix is great for anyone using raised beds, especially those doing Square Foot Gardening. It is 1/3 compost, 1/3 peat moss and 1/3 coarse vermiculite.
This is THE recipe prescribed for Square Foot Gardening, so if you were looking to make your own, you might want to save yourself some trouble and buy it pre-mixed!
Our Organic Potting Mix is great for indoor and outdoor potted plants. Our mix is a light, airy and will retain water; allowing plenty of room for roots to move around.
Our Potting Mix is a blend of our organic compost, peat moss and coarse vermiculite. Our mix is much lighter than dirt, and won’t get compacted down. This allows seeds and small plants to become more established and allows for strong root systems to develop.
Our Organic Seed Starter mix provides your seeds a head start on the planting season. It is a light, airy mix that is full of microorganisms and nutrients to feed your seeds and allow for maximum root growth.
Great for early planting for vegetables, flowers, and other plants that need time to mature before planting outside.
Our Organic Seed Starter is a proven combination of our organic compost, organic worm castings, peat moss and vermiculite.
Worm Castings are one of the best natural materials on the planet for growing plants. It's the platinum of soil amendments. And just like hard working miners toiling for Platinum, we work really long and hard to make some great worm castings.
It starts outdoors in our aerated static pile compost piles. After 3-4 weeks of composting, we dig into those piles and pull out some partially composted material for our worm bins. Our piles have been at 140F for at least 72-hours straight, killing any pathogens or weed seeds in the material.
The material then spends a couple of months in our worm bins where thousands of worms work their magic. Finally, we harvest, screen, and bag the material for your use.
These worm castings are an amazing soil amendment. It can be mixed with topsoil and used as a potting mix. It can be soaked in water and make compost tea which can then be applied as a liquid fertilizer. Use it in your garden, use it indoors, or add it to your flowers.
We are lucky to have a lot of worms and therefore a lot of worm poop. We screen the worm castings to 1/4".
For local pick-up, please fill out the form below.
If you would like worm castings shipped to you, please follow this link to our Square Storefront
Compost Tea is awesome stuff. Our compost tea bag is filled with our worm castings. Since the material has been through a pathogen killing process, it is safe to apply directly to vegetable and fruit plants. It can be sprayed directly onto plants leaves or poured at the base of the plant. There aren't many substances that can do that!
Compost tea packs a punch of beneficial microbes and nutrients that help plants grow and fight some diseases.
Each tea bag makes 5 gallons of compost tea. It also comes with directions on how to brew up your tea and use it on your plants.
For local pick-up, fill out the form at bottom of this page.
To order via the internet and have it shipped to you. Please follow this link to our Square Storefront
Over the years, we have come across opportunities to keep some non-compost items out of the landfill. The items below are great for use around the garden, or maybe you can find other uses for them.
Our Aberdeen, MD compost site has Arbor Chips (wood chips) for sale. They are $5 per cubic yard. These are the chips we receive each day from local tree companies to add to our compost piles. We have some excess chips to share, perfect for garden paths, sheet mulching, and groundcover.
They can be picked up in Aberdeen, MD or delivered.
We know, its kind of a random thing for a compost operation to have. But, we work with a coffee roaster who gets coffee delivered in these bags - so we though we should try to find a home for them. They are made from burlap and are 27" x 38". If you want to use them at home, in the garden, or for a cool craft project then grab a few.
NON Food Grade Barrels -
They used to hold soap, bleach, dye, or other cleaners used in laundry facilities and manufacturing. We have blue and white drums available right now. There are two 2" screw caps on top. $10
Food Grade Barrels - They used to hold coffee flavoring (French Vanilla or Hazelnut). You would need to wash them out in order to get rid of the nice scent. We have blue and black drums available right now. There are two 2" screw caps on top. $25 each
Available for pick-up in Aberdeen, MD
NON Food Grade - $10 each
Food Grade - $25 each
We have IBC Totes
available for pickup in Aberdeen, MD. They are sourced from a local manufacturing operation.
They have a nice outlet valve and large screw top to fill through. The metal cage is secured to the wooden pallet base.
Please be advised the the totes used to hold a chemical called "Tinopal" So, we recommend reading up on that before considering what you use the totes for. We can provide an MSDS sheet if you like.
They have not been completely rinsed out.
These wooden shipping crates are repurposed from a local food manufacturer. They are great to use as a raised bed, compost bin, storage box, or anything else you can imagine.
Made from 3/4 inch plywood, they are 42 inches high and 43 inches by 46 inches across. They also come with a plywood lid.
Available for pickup in Aberdeen or they can be delivered for an additional fee.
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328 Bush Chapel Rd
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Open Weekdays 9-5
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