TRUST IN OUR PREMIUM COMPOST PRODUCT
Dirt Rich uses a thermal composting process while following organic composting standards to ensure our piles reaching 130+ degrees fahrenheit for over 48 hours. This helps ensure no unwanted pathogens or seeds survive the composting process. We use a variety of inputs and are particular in our processes to offer the highest quality compost available in the Flathead Valley. Because our operation is entirely outdoors, we cannot guarantee a 100% weed free product. We compost BPI Certified compostable containers in our processes. Our compost is fully cured so seeds can be planted directly into it.
WHAT IS COMPOST? WHAT CAN IT DO FOR YOUR GARDEN OR FARM?
Compost is not soil and it is not dirt and not all compost is the same! It’s a holistic soil amendment made of decomposed organic matter that provides your soil with a dose of plant available nutrients and the microscopic biota necessary to continue unlocking nutrients long after it’s been applied. It’s a long term solution to soil infertility, and pest and weed management when utilized with appropriate soil stewardship methods. Our compost is different than other compost options. We craft ours with regenerative agriculture in mind, helping to build the soil and reintroduce important microorganisms to the soil. This results in healthier, more nutrient dense plants for harvest.
PRODUCT SALES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. SCHEDULE A TIME BELOW!
BULK COMPOST SALES
Our compost product sells for $78 per cubic yard. We load trucks and trailers in bulk at our site location. Book an appointment time online, message us on Facebook or call to make an appointment for a pick up time. Our sales begin in the mid March.
BAGGED PRODUCT SALES
We are still selling our fine sift bagged product out of Hoopers Nursery, Box of Rain, Columbia Nursery and Landscaping, Nelson’s Ace Hardware of Whitefish, Third Street Market and Swan River Gardens and Max’s Market or us directly at $12.50 per .8 cu ft. bag! Bagged in compostable material. No plastic in our distribution!
Perennial compost has a more woody mix with more fungal content and is broken down in low temperatures over a long period of time. It’s better for trees and perennial plants than our annuals mix. $85 per cubic yard
We offer delivery of up to 5 cubic yards at a time and charge $65 per hour for delivery, timed from departure from the site to return. There’s no charge included for loading time.
ARE WE ORGANIC?
We aren’t currently certified organic, but we follow the same guidelines that are required of business selling organic compost with one exception. We accept BPI Certified compostable plastics. This means they are checked by a 3rd party to ensure once their containers have broken down, there are no synthetic or chemical residue left in the compost they’ve been composted in. We feel we have a duty to service our community by providing this option to compost these material rather than landfill them. Compostable plastics have synthetic binders in them, which is why if used in compost production, it cannot be certified organic by state standards. Our mix is comprised of food waste, wood chips, leaves, spray free hay, garden cutback and 10% or less select horse manures. We turn our piles five times to ensure a healthy and synthetics free product. We test our product annually to check for any herbicide contamination.