As of Sunday November 24th, Chesapeake Compost Works will stop receiving food scraps for composting at our existing South Baltimore facility, a difficult-but-necessary step in preparation for a move to a new site that is better able to accommodate our growing and fast-evolving business. Don't worry - there won't be any lapse in the availability of compost. In fact, we're ramping up for Spring sales. We'll continue to process the thousands of yards of material at our current location into the highest-quality compost for sale directly to customers, as well as wholesale to retail outlets throughout the region. We determined that the existing site is not the right place for us long-term, and the sooner we begin this transition, even absent a new location set in stone, the sooner we can grow into a business we want to be. The longer we wait, the harder it becomes to extricate ourselves from a sub-optimal site.
We appreciate that our decision to stop taking fresh food scraps may create some near-term challenges for our hauling partners, and we are working closely with them to minimize these. But, we're proud to say that this transition will not impact the availability of our finished products to gardeners, landscapers, farmers, and soil-lovers across the region this Spring. As we approach Thanksgiving, we're especially thankful for the enthusiasm and support we've received from the Maryland composting community. Working together, we've taken in and processed more than 5,250 tons of food scraps and created about 7,000 cubic yards of soil since we opened our doors in October 2012. We look forward to continuing these efforts, as a community, when we unveil in our new location, and improved composting model, in 2014.
Of course we'll keep you up to date on our progress and plans as we move through the winter - keep an eye out for Chesapeake Potting Soil and Chesapeake Worm Castings in the coming months. Thank you for your continued support, and have a happy and healthy holiday.