Calling All Compost
Real Food Farm wants your scraps! Please read on for details of what we can and can’t compost. Drop off all compost at the compost station next to our third hoop house. See photo below for detailed location:
The drop-off station is the collection of white barrels with blue lids situated against the fencing next to the hoophouse. The barrels are part of our new ‘bokashi’ composting system which allows us to control odors and reduce our compost ‘cooking’ time through a fermentation process. Please follow the instructions posted at the drop-off site to know which barrel you can use to dump your scraps. Remember to cover the barrel with its lid when you are finished to help us keep away the pests!
What we CAN compost:
- fruit & vegetable scraps, coffee grounds & tea bags, dry grains, egg shells (but NOT eggs)
- fresh leaves, green plants, prunings, hedge trimmings, grass clippings, old potting soil, straw and hay, dry leaves, dead plants (not diseased please)
- flower bouquets & dried flowers
- brewery waste (hops & wet grains)
- nut shells, corn cobs
- wood ash & sawdust
What we CANNOT compost:
- meat or fish bones or scraps
- eggs, cheese or dairy products
- fats, oils, or grease
- animal waste
- invasive weeds
- weeds with seeds
- diseased plants
- “compostable” bags, plates and utensils
- non-organic materials (such as plastic, metal, glass, etc.)
We are always interested in larger sources of organic material and manure. Please contact email@example.com to arrange large drop-offs.
We also happily receive drop-offs from Compost Cab, a program with an mind for sustainability that is making easier than ever for anyone and everyone to join in the composting movement. If you are interested in scheduling compost pick-up through Compost Cab, visit their website for more information.