Lorraine Reimer, a resident of Abbotsford, lives on five acres of land which she and her family have been developing into “Barn One Farms”. As their land is very swampy, she was looking for a good quality soil to grow her garlic and raise goats and sheep. She was not very happy with the compost she had been using and was looking for a change.
After speaking with Shaun Thorogood of Fraser Valley Renewables, Reimer decided to tryout his compost for free and see it for herself. Over the Labour Day long weekend, a truck expertly drove up her driveway with twenty-eight metric tonnes of Fraser Valley Renewables organic compost. Reimer was immediately sold.
“The quality of the compost is loamy with beautiful aeration.” said Reimer. “It wasn’t big and chunky, not full of junk and garbage. You can feel and see the heat. It’s going to feed my garden and my garlic so well!”
In comparison with the other compost, she had used in the past, Reimer is adamant that the Fraser Valley Renewables organic compost is “night and day”. “The other compost we used was no where near the quality of Fraser Valley Renewables. I feel like I’ve won the lottery!” exclaims Reimer.
Fraser Valley Renewables is an organic waste conversion company located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, processing local municipal organic waste, grocery and restaurant waste, and yard waste to produce renewable natural gas and high-nutrient compost. Their residential composting service will be coming online soon, however, Fraser Valley Renewables generously donated their compost to the Reimer farm for feedback on the product moving forward.
Reimer knows that soil is one of the most important ingredients to successful farming. She currently sells her garlic at Maan Farms, Little Green Apple and Thumpers in Abbotsford and is very excited at the prospect of doubling her yield next year.
“I don’t want to seem greedy,” says Reimer, “but can I have more [compost] next year?”. For more information about Fraser Valley Renewables, please visit www.fvrenewables.ca or to ask any questions, call 778.769.3530.
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