It all started with the broccoli in 2009.
After setting up a small worm bin and being amazed at what the worms had done to transform horse manure and food scraps, I used some of their castings when transplanting a few broccoli plants. Harvesting the beautifully dark green, fully formed stocks and leaves was a new experience. The stocks were crisp with color throughout, not the typical hollow I was accustomed to seeing. The leaves were strong and not one bug was in sight. The broccoli never made it to the salad. My husband, Jac, and I stood at the kitchen counter and ate every last bit of it! The decision was easy. We need to produce vermicompost for our community! We've never looked back.
The word is out and our "community" has grown. Customers have traveled from all parts of California and nearby states to purchase Black Diamond VermiCompost. We have shipped vermicompost to many states. We serve the vineyard industry, farmers, nut and fruit growers, grass-fed beef ranchers, rangeland owners, and home gardeners. We believe every community could support a small to mid size vermicomposting operation. If this idea appeals, give us a call.