Not long after we decided to go zero produce waste, we realized that our ideal business model was a circle.
To complete the circle the produce we could not use needed to go back to the beginning, to enrich the soil at a local organic farm. We needed a composting partner.
For us, composting would reduce methane emissions from landfill and lowers our carbon footprint. For our partner farmer, composting would reinvigorate the soil, help grow beneficial bacteria, retain moisture, and suppress plant disease and pests. For our customers, it would mean a feeling of satisfaction in being a part of a sustainable, waste-free business model.
After asking around, we started bringing our veg trimmings and any spoiled fruit we might end up with to Hugh Phillips at Food Forest Organic Farm in Brampton.
On his farm, Hugh uses simple, time-tested techniques to nurture and enrich the soil so it can do what it does best - grow nutrient-rich vegetables. His methods are simple but yield amazing results.
The partnership works great. We are both committed to the same values. We are all proud to be building a local, nourishing circular economy.
Wanigan, a plant-powered organic & local food company, conveniently delivers really fresh assortments of organic veggies, fruits, juices and smoothies right to your door.