What forms of payment do you accept? We accept cash or check only.
Do you deliver? We offer delivery Monday-Friday to Charlottesville and the surrounding area for orders of atleast 3 cubic yards of product. We are able to deliver up to 9 cubic yards of compost, 6 cubic yards of garden soil, or 13 cubic yards of our mulches per truck load. Delivery fees begin at $35 and vary based on your location.
Do I have to be home for the delivery? No, you do not. If conditions permit, we can accommodate your needs even if you are not there to receive the delivery.
How does pick-up work? If you are interested in purchasing our products in bulk here on site, you will need a pick-up truck or trailer in order to be loaded. Upon arrival to our site, pull up to the window of the gate-house and pick up a clipboard for loading. During Saturday hours, the gates will be open and customers may drive directly on to the site to be loaded.
How much material do I need? For every 1,000 square feet, you will need 3 cubic yards of product for every inch you plan on laying. Our office is happy to assist in your calculations so feel free to contact us after acquiring approximate measurements of the areas you would like to cover.
How much product will fit in my truck/trailer? Most full-size pick-up trucks can hold approximately 2.5 cubic yards of compost or mulch. Compact pick-ups can usually hold 1-1.5 cubic yards of compost or mulch depending on the truck. Garden soil is especially heavy and is usually carried in smaller amounts. Customers are responsible for knowing their vehicle specifications in order to safely carry their load.
My farm produces certified organic agricultural products. Can I use your compost? Yes! Our compost is OMRI listed for use in organic production.
Can I use compost to fill my raised beds? We do not recommend planting directly in to compost because the product is meant to be a soil amendment and does not have suitable soil structure that your plants will need. However, we do carry a garden soil specially designed for raised beds.
Do you have compost available all year round? Some equipment and contract acquisitions have allowed us to extend our composting season in comparison to year’s past, and we hope to have a continual supply of compost throughout the year. Please call us today to schedule a delivery!
Do you bag your compost? Yes! We bag all of our own compost here at the farm with special bags to allow the compost to breathe and encourage aerobic activity. Bags are available at selected local retailers and garden centers.
Where is your bagged compost available? Our bagged compost is available at these retailers:
- Eltzroth & Thompson (434) 295-2488
- Garden Spot (434) 973-4402
- Ivy Corner (434) 977-3999
- Ivy Nursery (434) 295-1183
- Southern States-Harris St. (434) 296-6191
- Southern States-Proffit Rd. (434) 974-6147
- The Corner Store – Ruckersville (434) 985-7818
- Orange-Madison Co-Op – Madison (540) 948-5671
Do you ever donate material? We are proud to support a number of organizations in town through donations. If you are interested in having product donated, please send us an email with your request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Do you have an email list? Yes! To join our email list and be notified about upcoming sales and product offerings, please click here. Don’t worry, we never send more than one email per month and will not distribute your address.
Are you open year round? Yes! We are open year round however our hours are seasonal. Most of the year we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In the Spring we have extended hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visit our home page for current hours. We are closed for the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Photos by Jack Looney