Our Compost

About Compost

Compost is a nutrient-rich soil amendment made from the process of recycling decayed organic matter, including materials such as food scraps and yard waste through aerobic microbial decomposition. 

Our Compost

Farm Feast is made on Maryland Farms using our Compost Outpost® model. Our high quality compost is made from food scraps sourced directly from our residential and commercial customers.

Team at Outpost

Bagged Farm Feast

Available in 2lb Bags!

Our 2lb bags of Farm Feast are now available for purchase, in person, at local farms! We recommend using our bagged compost for potted plants and small gardens.

Butler’s Orchard

This family-owned farm is closing the loop, growing healthy crops using compost produced right at this location at Compost Crew’s Outpost®. Farm Market hours do vary.Visit their website to stay up to date.

22222 Davis Mill Road Germantown, MD 20876

Thanksgiving Farms

This farm and garden center has been family owned and operated since 1980 after receiving the one of the first business loans, for women, in the state of Maryland. Garden center hours may vary. Visit their website to stay up to date.

1619 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710

Bulk Farm Feast

Available by the Cubic Yard!

Bulk Farm Feast compost is available by the cubic yard, seasonally. Pick-up is located in Dickerson, Maryland. We recommend using our bulk compost for farms, large garden projects and landscaping!

Order your Compost

You can order bulk or bagged compost online!

Please let us know your desired volume of bulk compost or quantity of 2lb bags by filling out the form below. Once your inquiry has been received, a Compost Crew representative will reach out to you to complete your order.

Why Apply Compost?

The planet prefers it!

Rich in microbes, nutrients and minerals, compost adds life to the soil! Finished compost applied to the soil increases abundance and diversity in the soil’s biology, adds structure to the soil profile, and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere. Learn more about the benefits of compost by visiting United States Composting Council. Here are just a few of the many ways that compost benefits plants:

  • Loosens soils that are too clumped, aiding in root development
  • Absorbs water to help retain moisture and prevent plants from drying out
  • Neutralizes soil pH, balancing acidic soils
  • Attracts beneficial organisms that suppress disease and provide resistance to harmful pests
  • Supplies nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium

How to Use Farm Feast

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USDA advises an annual soil test to determine your farmland soil needs for best compost application rates. Application rates can vary based on soil nutrient needs, ranging from 5-20 tons per acre (about 10-40 cubic yards). Even lesser amounts can aid in improving soil quality and structure for clay-like soils.

Potted Plants

Adding the right amount of compost to your houseplants can depend on the type of plants you have. Compost can be applied to houseplants by topping the existing soil with a 1-2 inches of compost, or you can incorporate the compost into the soil mix when repotting a plant. We recommend 1 part Farm Feast for every 3 parts of your soil mixture. 


Landscaping with finished compost can promote grass growth, nutrient availability, and pest resistance. For landscaping projects, we recommend applying a depth of 3-4 inches of Farm Feast compost to the area and incorporating deep into the soil for trees and shrubs.

For lawns, we recommend annual application in early Spring and Fall. Add a depth of ¼-½ inches to a core aerated lawn. Rake the compost into the aeration holes, and water thoroughly if seeding was applied.


To start seeds for your garden, we recommend a potting mix of 2 parts Farm Feast, 2 parts coco coir and 1 part perlite. 

Before planting in the Spring and Fall, finished compost can be applied to your vegetable garden to increase nutrient availability for your plants. We recommend applying compost to the soil at a depth of 1-2 inches and then incorporating it into the top 6-8 inches of the soil. For deeper rooted plants, increase compost application rate and incorporate deeper into the soil. 


Are you an existing customer looking for Compost-Back information? Visit our blog or FAQ for guidance!