Composting

We take extra steps to close the natural loop in our production practices. All cast-off fruit, peels, and other organic greenwaste go right into our 5-acre compost field. A special composting system creates rich, fertile, 100% organic soil for the orchards. The proof is in the fruit! Take care of Nature and she’ll take care of you.

Ronny’s Composting Tips

Yard and food wastes make up about a third of the waste stream in the U.S., so it makes a lot of environmental sense to do home composting. And it’s fun for the whole family to discover how beautiful, rich soil is made!

BINS

When choosing a bin, think about where you’ll put it, what it will look like, and how much it will hold. You’ll need a small kitchen pail for transferring scraps to the pile, as well as a bin or staging area outdoors for the compost to do its thing. Many websites offer a variety of bins and highlight important features and benefits. Just Google “compost bins” and you’ll find more bin choices than you’ll ever need.

HOW TO:

The trick is to get your pile to decompose as fast as you can fill it. The rate at which breakdown occurs depends on several factors: oxygen, temperature, water, and other factors. Basically, if you turn it frequently, keep it moist in the summer, and have a good variety of stuff in there, you should have nice, fluffy soil in six to eight weeks!

Find out a whole lot more: composters.com

WHAT TO COMPOST:
  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • shrub and tree waste
  • sawdust and wood chips
  • coffee grounds
  • tea bags
  • veggie and fruit scraps
  • manure (horse, chicken, rabbit, goat, sheep & fish)
  • corn husks
WHAT NOT TO COMPOST:
  • greasy foods
  • dairy products
  • meat scraps and bones
  • eucalyptus and pine
  • diseased garden plants
  • rocks, plastic, styrofoam