Marketing On-Farm Compost

Marketing On-Farm Compost

Marketing On-Farm Compost

A toolkit of resources for farm compost operators

Marketing is essential to a successful composting operation and is connected to best practices, compost quality, finding and serving a market, and other key tasks. Athena Lee Bradley of the Northeast Recycling Council developed this online resource to support farmers who make and sell compost and to help others understand compost markets in the Northeast. The content includes best practices, compost quality, finding and serving a market,and a wide range of other farmer-ready topics.

This material can also be requested on compact disk for farmers who prefer offline reading and for farmers whose internet access might be weak or sketchy. The disk and postage and handling are currently being offered at no charge. Request via e-mail to

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNE09-280, Marketing on-farm compost for sustainability and economic viability .

Product specs
Year: 2011
Author(s): Athena Lee Bradley
Location: Northeast | Vermont
How to order

Only available online

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.



Debra Heleba is the communications specialist for Northeast SARE. She can respond to general and media inquiries, and questions about projects and events.