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BRO Holiday Gift Guide: The gift of compost pick-up from Farmer Pirates

The gift of a year of compost pick-up might be the last thing that a loved one might expect to find under the X-mas tree (unless it’s a living tree from Urban Roots that is). At the same time, it just might be the most thoughtful gesture, depending on the person of course.

Earlier today Mike Raleigh of Farmer Pirates Cooperative sent me a note suggesting that the gift of composting pick-up (for one year) might just be the perfect gift for the earth-lover in any family. “For $100, Farmer Pirates will pick up your loved one’s compostables every two weeks and transform what would be waste into a valuable resource for our community,” Mike wrote. “Give a Christmas gift that says you care about the environment and your community. And don’t forget, a gift of compost pickup from the Farmer Pirates will put the worms of Buffalo in the holiday spirit and keep them caroling until the springtime thaw.”

On top of the residential pick-ups, Farmer Pirates is also working wonders in the commercial community. “We have been building momentum with our commercial pickup service,” Mike continued. “With three restaurants now participating, as well as the Lexington Co-op. We would love to hear from more businesses looking to divert compostables from their waste stream.”

Write to or call 716.863.6186 for more details. Learn more about the composting program here.

Photo: Farmer Pirates compost site.


For more holiday gift suggestions, check out the rest of the BRO Holiday Shopping Guide…

Main Hand Wash & Detail: Car wash and/or detail

ak&b: The Smeg Fridge

elmwood pet supplies: Buffalo dog collars and leads

urban roots: Fairy Gardens

the wisteria shop @ the darwin d. martin house: Umbrella and Pen Set

take home martin cooks: Gourmet Gift Basket

united men’s fashion: Hats

neo gift studio: Buffalo cutting and cheese boards

second chic: Consignment is Green

turnstyle designs: Vegan bomber jackets

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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