Pick-Up Order Pricing

IMPORTANT – I am aiming to continue filling orders until sometime in November, weather permitting. But this is an unpredictable time of year, so delays of more than a week before worms get shipped out (or are available for pick-up) are not uncommon. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can.

If you live in Southwestern Ontario (i.e. within driving range of K-W Region) you may want to pick-up worms from our Elmira/Waterloo location). We operate from home – with no “store-front”, “business hours” or “tours” – however, so all pick-ups are by appointment only. The advantage of picking up your order is that you will pay less. It is almost always a self-serve situation, so please pre-order using the order buttons below.

Our primary composting worm product is called “Easy Worm Mix”. This is rich habitat material taken from our worm production beds (containing worms and cocoons), added to a breathable bag, along with an additional 250 hand-counted Red Worms. This product is a great starter culture for any new vermicomposting system since it contains worms at all stages of growth (cocoon through to adult) – so you should expect to see your population grow quite quickly.

The remaining habitat material that comes in each bag will help to inoculate your system(s) with beneficial microbes and other helpful composting organisms, and just generally help to kickstart/accelerate the vermicomposting process. Since it’s material the worms are used to (unlike the usual worm shipping substrate, peat moss) – it should also help them to settle in to their new environment much more quickly as well.

For more information (along with step by step instructions), please refer to the Easy Worm Mix guide before placing your order.

Easy Worm Mix – Summary of Key Benefits

  • Less expensive (than “pounds” or larger counts of worms).
  • Ships incredibly well (we’ve had boxes in transit for as much as a month and the worms were perfectly fine).
  • Worms settle into new home more easily.
  • Comes with valuable vermicomposting ecosystem.

Potential Limitations

  • MAY require a bit more patience – especially if you are stocking a larger system
  • Not ideal if you need larger worms right away (for fishing etc).

We recommend 2 bags of Easy Worm Mix for a typical home “worm bin”, but one is more than enough to get started if you don’t mind taking your time a bit more.

Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP)

**IMPORTANT – Please read carefully before placing an order**:

1) We are now only accepting e-payments for pick-up orders. This helps us serve you better since it is much easier to schedule pick-up appointments (worms can be left out for customers). You are welcome to order using the buttons below, OR to send an Interac e-mail transfer (very easy if you bank online) – but in the latter case you should get in touch with us first.

2) Pick-ups are by appointment only – but since all orders are pre-paid, the pick-up schedule is very flexible. We do our best to fill orders as soon as possible, but please keep in mind that in most cases you should expect about 48-72 hours turn-around time – longer during busy times, when larger orders are placed, and when ordering just before the weekend. Feel free to email before placing your order if you would like to get an estimate on turn-around time for a planned order.

3) We are located in Elmira, Ontario but have a secondary pick-up location (with more flexible pick-up schedule) in Waterloo ON. Please only place an order below if you know for sure that you will be able to make the trip to get your worms (or have someone else who can pick them up for you).

2 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $40 CAD
4 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $72 CAD
6 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $108 CAD
8 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $144 CAD

**If you would like to order more than 8 bags of EWM for pick-up, please get in touch for a custom quote.**

*** If you need your “Easy Worm Mix” Shipped (you are not able to pick-up in Waterloo or Elmira Ontario), please order from the SHIPPED ORDER page. ***