A little while back I mentioned that I had been helping a worm farming friend put together a website for his worm biz. As a show of his gratitude he sent me the batch of European Nightcrawlers I have been writing about.
Well, I was finally able to free up some time to work on the site today and it is looking a little more presentable. I figured now was as good a time as any to ‘let the cat out of the bag’. It is still a work in progress, but I definitely want Jeff to be able to get the ball rolling with his online venture. Letting my loyal RWC readers know about it is probably a good place to start.
[UPDATE 2018 – Jeff’s website is no longer online]
Jeff ‘The Friendly Worm Guy’ Sonnenburg is a worm farmer located up in Massey, northern Ontario (Canada), who specializes in raising European Nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis). For anyone familiar with the province, Massey is located between Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. It can be a wee bit chilly up in those parts during the winter, but it is one of my favorite areas of Ontario (absolutely gorgeous).
Jeff has been worm farming for a few years now, and (based on my interactions with him) really seems to have a passion for it! He also works as a cleaner at one of the local schools and raises Gelbvieh cattle (which undoubtedly provide him with some of his ‘worm food’).
Thus far, Jeff’s main market has been the local fishing community (where he got his ‘Friendly Worm Guy’ nickname), but he has been expanding into the home/school vermicomposting market (has made some presentations at local schools) and aside from worms, also sells high quality castings.
If you are in the market for European Nightcrawlers or castings, and are looking for a helpful, honest supplier, I highly recommend you get in touch with Jeff. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and learning more about his business.