Welcome To Soil Not Dirt Farm!

We specialize in building high quality compost for soil health, using local ingredients from the western slope of Colorado.

We offer bulk compost and delivery! For estimates or any questions, please contact us at soilnotdirtcompost@gmail.com or 970-261-3344.

For smaller quantities, our compost is also available for pick-up per yard at two locations outside Delta and Paonia.

At Soil Not Dirt Farm, our main focus is creating a balanced compost with high beneficial bacteria and fungal communities. The goal is to build biodiversity and a nutrient-dense product, which is important for most crops. Our compost goes through a 7 month aerobic process, breaking down the nutrients into a form plants can easily access. The different inputs we use are chosen for a reason and have a particular purpose in the composting process.

Our farm makes a point of sourcing non-GMO ingredients from farms and ranches. Because of concerns with certain herbicides and pesticides carrying over into compost, we do our best to find clean ingredients. 

To produce our compost, we use a turner that helps homogenize and aerate the compost in windrows. Water is injected into the windrows using a water wagon. We pay close attention to moisture levels which allows the compost to fully mature leading to a stable, finished product.

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2023 Compost
We have a few different compost mixes this year. Most are pretty similar, but some have manure and some don't. If it doesn't have manure we either used onions/beans/sweet corn as the nitrogen. If it makes a difference for you to have/or not to have a certain ingredient please let us know. 

2023 Compost
  • All compost has 50 to 70% shredded hemp material/stocks
  • Onions 
  • Sheep/Cow manure 
  • Sweet corn
  • Beans
  • Straw
  • Chicken manure
  • Composted wood chips
All compost has been screened.

We only use straw and hay that have not been sprayed with herbicides or pesticides.

2023 Pricing

All Compost

30+yards............. $75/yard

14-29 yards........$85/yard

4-13 yards.......... $95/yard

1-3 yards ............$105/yard

We're also hoping to be able to offer 1-2 yard totes/super sacks later this spring. 

Plus your local sales tax and delivery - For 2023 we have two locations (Delta and Paonia) that you can pick up bulk compost by the yard, or we also offer delivery for a fee around the western slope of Colorado. Please contact us at 970-261-3344 or soilnotdirtcompost@gmail.com for information.

Delivery Minimums

Please note we have a minimum number of yards for deliveries. Our bulk compost is also available for pick-up in Delta/Paonia area. Please call for more details. 

Paonia, Hotchkiss, and Crawford: minimum of 1 yard

Redland's Mesa (outside of Hotchkiss), Cedaredge, Delta, Olathe: minimum of 4 yards

Montrose: minimum of 6 yards

Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade:  minimum of 8 yards

Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Basalt, Aspen, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute, Gunnison, Ridgway:  minimum of 10 yards

Meeker, Vail, Edwards, Eagle, Gypsum, Durango, Mancos, Cortez, Norwood, Nucla, Gateway, Moab, Naturita: minimum of 12 yards

Compost Calculator

Copy and paste this link to help figure out yardage. You'll need to know your square footage, and then you can enter the inch depth of the compost you are wanting to apply. You'll need to change it from foot to inches. (You can enter .25 (1/4") .50 (1/2") .75(3/4"))


Delivery options

20' Dump Truck-Carries up to 10 yards

25' Dump Truck - Carries up to 16 yards

44' Semi/End Dump carries up to 30 yards

65' Semi/Belt trailer-Carries up to 60 yards-This is outsourced so dependent on availability.

We are looking to diversify our composting skills! Moving into 2023, we are going to start making higher fungal compost. We've been interested in bacteria/fungal balanced compost for a while but haven't made time to focus on it. Research shows that we need higher fungal compost to revitalize our farms/gardens/land. For years, our compost has been beneficial bacteria-dominant- which is great for adding nutrients, life, and energy for soil, but we would like to see higher fungal content. So we're shaking things up and going for it!

We are also looking to add soil consulting and microscope services to personally help people reach their goals in revitalizing their soils. So please look to the future with us!