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Farmer's Market Compost Station
& Neighborhood Compost Co-ops 

Our compost bins at the Staunton Farmer's Market and our two neighborhood co-ops have diverted about 1.2 tons of food waste from the landfill every month this summer!

Work with Black Bear Compost to turn your kitchen scraps and leftovers into garden gold! Bring your scraps or even better, join our jolly crew at the stations to help people drop their compost off. Our newest project is a manned compost station at the Staunton City Recycling Center at Gypsy Hill Park.


SATURDAYS  9 am - 11:00 am at Sunspots Pavilion

                 (corner of South Lewis & Byers streets)


                TUESDAYS: 9 a.m.- 11 am       

                THURSDAYS: Noon-2:00 p.m.

For info on neighborhood co-ops, write us at

Farmer's Market reopens April 2 for the season!

Tips to Reduce Plastic Use and Waste


  • Replace plastic food containers with glass containers

  • Check out the Refill/Renew store for bulk cleaning supplies and innovative containers

  • Use small plates to cover food in bowls in fridge

  • Use cloth or nylon bags for shopping

  • Get produce without plastic wrapping

  • Use a refillable non-plastic water bottle

  • Bring your own cup to eateries that use non-recyclable cups

  • Bring your own reusable straw 

  • Use bamboo or wood to replace plastic forks and knives

  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper

  • Use cloth hankies instead of paper tissues

  • Compost to reduce garbage and enrich your garden

  • Use bar soap instead of pump containers

  • Thoughtfully share your feelings in stores and eateries concerning their use of plastics or styrofoam

  • Take clean recyclable/stretchable plastic packaging/bags to stores that have plastic bag recycling bins in front (Locally: Food Lion, Martins, Target) The materials are used by Trex in Winchester to make decking and other products

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