Off-Site Composting

  • We work with New Leaf Farm to operate a thriving 'bed and breakfast' for the remainder of our kitchen and restaurant compost.
  • All organic material from the Inn is transported by the kitchen steward daily to the farm.
  • New Leaf Farm covers, turns, feeds and monitors the composting procedure, and in the future will make their composting area available for tours to our hotel guests.  It really is a wonderful thing to see what would have been going into the waste stream being turned into "black gold" and returned to the earth.
  • We use what we need for our gardens (approximately 15 yards per year) and the rest is distributed throughout New Leaf's growing fields.  It's a win-win situation because their produce is second to none in the state of Maine. We know because we serve it daily to your rave reviews.