Red Wigglers Worms and the GTA

April 27, 2009

Hi Everyone,
I hope all of you in Southwestern Ontario are all enjoying some of this outstanding weather we’ve been having!

I just wanted to write a quick post about delivery to the Greater Toronto area. As mentioned on the Red Worm page, we are located in Elmira (about 1.5 hour drive from downtown T.O.), but shipping to the GTA (or the entire ‘Golden Horseshoe’ for that matter) is a piece of cake. Generally with our ‘Expedited’ Canada Post delivery, it takes 1-2 days for the worms to reach their destination (essentially “next day” or the day after), and costs $10-$13 in most cases (for small to medium orders) – so likely less than you’d spend in gas money to come pick them up in person (not to mention the time saved).

A Toronto customer recently informed me that some suppliers are experiencing shortages these days. This certainly isn’t a problem for us at the moment (after a tough few months in the winter, it;s a nice change!) – assuming you are happy with Red Wigglers (Eisenia fetida) – the Cadillac of the composting worms. haha

We are still out of European Nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis – NOT to be confused with Canadian Nightcrawlers / Dew Worms, which we do not sell) unfortunately, and I’m not sure when we might have them again. I will certainly keep everyone posted. Definitely some demand for those!

Anyway, if you ARE in the Greater Toronto Area and you are interested in getting into vermicomposting, feel free to get in touch!

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10 Responses to “Red Wigglers Worms and the GTA”

  1. Margo Shafer on May 25th, 2009 7:51 pm

    Could you please let me know if you ship your red wiggler worms to Huntsville? How much do they cost? What is the shipping cost?

  2. Bentley on June 30th, 2009 3:57 pm

    Hi Margo,
    Sorry for the delay responding – just caught this comment now!
    I certainly do send worms to Huntsville. I will need a postal code in order to look up shipping for you. My guess is that it would be about 2 days and perhaps $13 shipping for up to 1 or 2 lb of worms

  3. john vandenbor on September 12th, 2010 11:18 pm

    Just wondered why you do not display an address for those who don’t mind a local drive to pick up worms?

  4. Bentley on September 21st, 2010 5:36 pm

    Good question, John!
    I don’t display an address simply because I don’t cater to casual drop-in customers. For one thing I operate from home so it’s hard to say for sure when I might be here. Apart from that, it takes time to harvest worms for customers (not something that can be done on the spot), so it’s important to set up specific appointments.
    Hope this helps to clarify – thanks again!


  5. Mary on February 22nd, 2012 11:37 am

    Love the red wrigglers I purchased from you last fall. They’re happy, (breeding like crazy) and have been a great experience for my classroom. We’re expecting to plant some seedlings using the soil they’re busy producing in the spring!

    Thanks for your help and advice in the set up stages!


  6. Bentley on February 22nd, 2012 4:26 pm

    Wow – thanks for the nice feedback, Mary! I you’re happy, and your worms are happy – I’m HAPPY!

  7. philip magnoli on September 10th, 2017 5:26 pm

    My father is looking for Red Wigglers for his compost, are you still operating? Please respond.

  8. Bentley on October 10th, 2017 3:53 pm

    Hi Philip – the season is winding down but I plan to ship some more bags of Easy Worm Mix between now and early November. Feel free to place an order (and disregard any closure notices you might see on the order page)

  9. Maggie Shields on June 23rd, 2020 9:23 pm

    Can I pickup my worms rather than have them shipped out, I live in Hamllton, ON

  10. Bentley on June 24th, 2020 10:33 am

    Hi Maggie – I am actually ONLY offering pickup this season (so far) so yes you can absolutely pick up.
    Please make sure you are familiar Easy Worm Mix (the red worm culture I am selling). You can learn more here:

    If you wish to secure your spot in line (there is a bit of a backlog of orders as I type this), please pre-order via this page:
    (e-transfer is totally fine as well)

    If you would like to continue the dialogue via email please fill out the form here:

    Hope this helps

    I have published a blog post with more information about the “outdoor grade” Easy Worm Mix:

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