The story: In June of 2016 “Snowplow”, a massive humpback whale washed up on the beach in Rye, NH and The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) dissected the whale bones and Brick Ends Farm received the twenty-three ton remains to compost. “Snowplow” has now evolved into a fine dark ½ inch screened product that has lots of available nutrients. Think of a mammal that ate tons of fish a day and what this enhanced mulch can do for your garden. The test results* are off the charts and there is only a very limited supply at $45 per cubic yard.
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*Test results available upon request
James Gist, CFO at Brick Ends Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts took the time to explain how compost tea is made from earthworm castings and why it is beneficial for lawns, trees and gardens...... read the full article
Brick Ends Farm’s chief executive James Gist sifted through the six-month-old raw compost pile composed of leaves and food waste, including compostable paper and plastic products.
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It's Compost Time!
Horace Mann School & The Compost! You guys are very welcome! Enjoy and get those hands good and dirty.
"OUR 2017 TEST RESULTS ARE IN !.
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At Brick Ends Farm we are dedicated to producing the highest quality compost and amended topsoil among other products. A foundation of our product development is regular compost testing. We use this testing to monitor our process and the finished product. Our material is made from a fixed recipe involving a particular carbon to nitrogen ratio for the initial feedstocks so that we may be certain to achieve an optimum carbon to nitrogen ratio in the finished product.
Below you will find four separate tests. For the compost, there is compost chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, compost biology from Soil Foodweb New York Laboratory, and an in-depth compost analysis including chemistry, heavy metals, and potential herbicide contamination from Wood’s End Research Laboratory. There are also test results on our compost/topsoil blend. The blend has been tested for particle size and nutrient analysis.
The tests in order are:
1. Compost chemistry from the University of Massachusetts
2. Compost biological life from Soil Foodweb New York
3. Compost chemistry, heavy metals, and potential herbicide residue from Wood’s End Research Laboratory
4. Topsoil/ compost blend nutrient analysis from the University of Massachusetts
5. Topsoil/ compost blend particle size analysis from the University of Massachusetts
This round of testing continues to show that here at Brick Ends Farm we consistently produce high-quality compost. We are particularly proud of the high organic matter, appropriate retained nutrient, and extremely high biological life that you will experience when you use our material.
We continue to produce one of the highest quality composts available. It is an ideal amendment for soils, both agricultural and landscape, turf topdressing, and for use as a mulch or potting soil ingredient.
For technical questions regarding the compost, the testing protocols, or results contact:
Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics at 781-254-7862.
For ordering call Brick Ends Farm at 978-468-3131.
May and June have been popular for both school and individual tours of our composting operation. The Essex Middle School, The Brookwood School from Manchester and the Waldorf School at the Moraine Farm in Beverly. See a sample of the pictures and "thank you" notes received.