Our Food-Scraps-to-Compost program diverts food waste from the state landfill and uses that material to enrich the soil of community gardens.  


How it Works


Our program offers farmers market customers at the Middletown and Newport Farmers Markets the ability to drop off food scraps for composting at Island Community Farm, where it will enrich the soil of all our community gardens.  

The annual fee for participation in the program is $40 per year.  Compost buckets with tight-sealing lids can currently be rented from the market Welcome Stalls for $20.

What you can compost

Egg Shells
Coffee Grounds and Filters
Tea Bags
Vegetable Scraps
Fruit Scraps (note: citrus peels must be organic)

What you can't compost

Bread (whole loaves)
Yard Waste