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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 ONCE OUR FALL SALES OPEN ON SPETEMBER 1st!
BULK COMPOST SALES
Our compost product sells for $80 per cubic yard. We load trucks and trailers in bulk at our site location. Beginning September 1st you can Book an appointment time above to come by our site for the good stuff!
BAGGED/FILL YOUR OWN PRODUCT SALES
We sell our fine sift, pre-bagged product out of Third Street Market, or Nelson’s Ace Hardware in Whitefish. They can also be bought from us directly in Columbia Falls at $12.50 per .8 cu ft. bag!
Our fill-your-own container stations are located at Columbia Nursery, Center for Native Plants, Hoopers Garden Center or during select dates this summer at the Columbia Falls Sunday Market.
Bring your own container or buy a burlap sack.
No single-use 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 4 cubic yards at a time. Our rates vary depending on the region of the valley you reside in. Click on our delivery button above to see how much delivery to your home will cost!
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. BPI Certification means that foodware items are scrutinized by a 3rd party, ensuring containers will break down physically and also not leave behind chemical residue. This is the only certification standard which prohibits the use of PFAS in manufacturing.
We feel we have a duty to service our community by providing the option of composting food ware items, rather than sending them to landfill. “Compostable” plastics often 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 and garden cutback. 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.
Unfortunately, due to rising concerns with herbicides we no longer use horse manure in our mixes.