Where To Buy Worms Massachusetts

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You can compost inside or outside in Massachusetts

Today I will cover some places to help you start vermicomposting today. I’ll share both free and local methods to help support your local composting community. Here is your guide to finding compost worms from the Berkshires to Boston.

Of course, you could always skip the read and just purchase worms from our friends over atUncle Jim’s Worm Farm (clicking this link helps support the website, thanks in advance!). However, if you want to purchase worms and support local businesses- this is the blog post for you.

Places To Buy Worms InMassachusetts

Check Farm And Garden Stores

First, the newest place to find compost worms on the market is your local farm and garden store. As fertilizer prices continue to rise, and environmental concerns about chemical fertilizers grow, worms are becoming more popular.

Because selling worms is still a new enterprise, I do recommend that you call ahead.

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Some farm and agricultural stores also sell bulk manure. It is very common for manure to become infested with compost worms. You could just purchase a few shovels full of compost worm-rich manure. With that in mind, if you live near a farmer you may not need to buy worms. It couldn’t hurt to contact them to ask if you can collect some worm-rich manure.

Contact Fishing And Tackle Stores

Next, if you don’t live near a farm, or farm and garden store- call your local bait shop. Many people overlook the local fishing supply store, because they sell worms for fish to eat. However, they often sell composting worms too!

It is worth taking the time to call ahead and ask what kind of worms they carry. You are looking for red worms, also known as red wigglers, tiger worms, and blue worms also are great for composting.

It is common to find that bait shops mix all three types of worms together. Blue worms and red worms are roughly the same sizes. They are also great composters and cohabitate well together.

Dig In Your Own Backyard

Finally, let’s end on a free note for local places to find worms. Composting worms, unlike nightcrawlers, live within 6 inches to the surface.

After a soaking, all-day rain many worms will wiggle their way to the surface to breathe. Many people do not realize worms breathe through their skin. After a rain the ground is too saturated, and the worms can drown if they don’t go above ground.

After one of these deep, soaking rains, go to your local forest, or wooded area, or park. Simply move around fallen leaves and other light ground covers. You are likely to find hundreds of worms pooled together. Seeking shelter, and air together.

One of the reasons I love this method is:

  1. It’s free
  2. Harms fewer worms in the process
  3. You also bring beneficial bacteria that help your worms get established.
  4. If you don’t like vermicomposting, you can return them to nature.

Purchase Local Worms Online

If you’re the type of person who would rather do their research and purchase online, you can always check online marketplaces. Many people sell worms from their bins for extra money on websites like Facebook, Craigslist, Ebay, and Etsy.

I was able to get free worms from a fellow vermicomposter when I moved to a new town. A simple post on a Facebook marketplace led to a brief series of exchanges and eventually a full bucket full of worms and compost. She had been composting for years and had a ton of information. This has led to a lasting relationship based on our mutual love of vermicomposting.



If you are not a social media user, you can also find compost worms on more traditional marketplace sites. Here are some quick links to your local Craigslist pages for different regions inMassachusetts:

Plus, sellers on eBay and Etsy have a list of reviews to help you make your decision on where to buy your worms.

You can read everyone’s reviews and make sure that you are buying worms and not the vermicompost.

Click here for to check Ebay

Click here to check Etsy

Worm Stores InMassachusetts

Sadly, I wasn’t able to find any formal sellers of worms in MA. There are a lot of places selling worm manure or compost tea, but not the worms themselves. If you or someone you know sells compost worms in Massachusetts please contact us. We would love to share your information with our readers and support other worm sellers.


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