What is Ortilizer?
Ortilizer is the combination of “ort” (food scraps) and fertilizer (plant nutrition). Together they form “Ortilizer” and that is exactly what we are now able to produce at BioSoil Farm. We have developed a process to collect waste food from our partner organizations: Food Scraps 360 and The Northeast Regional Food bank. Once we collect this pre-consumer food waste and post-consumer food waste we use a special machine to convert it into a viable, organic, all-natural fertilizer or soil amendment product.
By using pre and post consumer food waste and converting into new, viable products, we are able to keep tons of food waste out of our landfills.
We have been using a “test” machine to convert 250 lbs of food waste into about 25 lbs of fertilizer each and every day. We have just launched a gofundme campaign to raise money that will allow us to ramp up our prototype operations into full-scale production. Once we are scaled up we will be able to accept over one ton (2200lbs) of local food waste every day and convert that food waste into the fertilizer needed to grow new crops. It continues our mission of diverting food waste from landfills and turning it into new viable products. It saves our landfills and brings a new organic, all-natural fertilizer to the market.
Through this process we are able to create several grades of dry fertilizer
and a sustainable peat moss replacement (Re-Peat)
BioSoil Farm, Inc. is locally owned and operated by Chad Currin. What began as a garage bound hobby grew into its own entity as a DBA in 2014 and was officially incorporated in 2017 and is now a 12,000-square foot manufacturing center. The goal of BioSoil Farm is to offer alternative and healthier ways for the weekend gardener and small commercial farmer to grow food without using dangerous and unhealthy synthetic fertilizers.
BioSoil Farm is a manufacturer of all natural, organic fertilizers. Our mission is simple- thoughtfully create a line of fertilizers using community sourced food waste, engage with local delivery services to pick up from the various sources and employ disabled workers to assist in the pickup, production, and packaging of our products.
We have a significant food waste problem in the US. We venture to guess that millions of tons of food waste, hauling food waste and landfilling it where it never breaks down, creates methane gas in an anaerobic environment and could be there for hundreds of years. This exists right within our Upstate NY community. There are alternatives and we have a picture-perfect solution to this community environmental challenge. We solve it by creating fertilizer from food waste and partnering with local organizations.