Vermont Organics

at 452 S Main St, Saint Albans, 05478 United States

We are a barn-to-barn recycling operation that manufactures and sells organic topsoil processed from manure that we buy from local farmers.

Vermont Organics
452 S Main St
Saint Albans , VT 05478
United States
Contact Phone
P: (802) 528-8512


Several years ago, Tim Camisa, Vermont Organics co-owner, was at his father’s house on Lake Champlain, but his children couldn’t swim that day, because toxic, blue-green algae blooms –- caused by a combination of phosphorous runoff into the lake, with other factors -– peppered the shoreline. Tim, who studied math and physics at the University of Vermont, took a year to analyze nearly 50 Lake Champlain water quality reports the state commissioned over several years – more than 10,000 pages worth of reading. That's when it hit him. After years of design, research, and raising capital, Camisa and Rooney, who met at UVM, created a revolutionary manure management system that captures and recycles excess phosphorous and other nutrients in cow manure, which we purchase from local farmers, to produce a line of organic potting media and other green-industry products. The manure goes from the farmer's barn, straight to our conveyor belts -- fertile and fresh. The result is a peat-free, Vermont brand of commercial soil that is 46 percent organic matter. In turn, we reduce a farmer's manure spread by 20 percent and prevent surface runoff from seeping into our streams, rivers and lakes. Our barn doors are open. Come visit anytime, and see how we're helping our planet one plop at a time.


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General Info

Vermont Organics is open to individual and group tours. Soil pick-up and delivery is available, either by the bag or truck load. Contact co-owner Tim Camisa at Contact co-owner Mike Rooney at Or call 802-528-8512. Vermont Organics is at 452 S. Main St., St. Albans, Vt. (Take a right off Wilder Drive and follow the idyllic dirt road to us!) Vermont Organics's brand journalist and media/community outreach specialist is Leon Thompson. Reach him at

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Published on 2014-09-23 13:39:15 GMT

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Published on 2014-09-17 13:23:52 GMT

Remember -- this is today. We'll be there. Will you? --- --- --- Join Franklin and Grand Isle County Legislators and Candidates at the Bayside on Sept. 15, from 2:30 - 4:30. In an effort to explain the impact our water quality is having on our lives, our health, and our economic well being, the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Franklin Watershed Association, and Missisquoi River Basin Association are organizing water quality forum at the Bayside Pavilion in St. Albans. We want our elected leaders to be able to voice our concerns about the conditions of the water - OUR PUBLIC WATERS that the State is supposed to protect. We will be joined by Mike Winslow from the Lake Champlain Committee, Tom Torti from the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, and Julie Moore, from Stone Environmental. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Smith at 802-355-0694 or

Published on 2014-09-15 17:07:46 GMT

We're getting ready for our press event tomorrow. Look for photos in coming days!

Published on 2014-09-09 17:28:40 GMT

(What are we up to? This! Come, if you can, and please Share this on your Timeline.) Sept. 8, 2014: For immediate release Contacts: Tim Camisa, Leon Thompson Vermont Organics Reclamation (VOR) 802-528-8512, (office) 802-373-2025 (Camisa’s cell), 802-309-3198 (Thompson’s cell), Blue-green algae blooms focus of 9/10 media event ST. ALBANS –– A Franklin County, Vt., businessman with an insider’s perspective on water quality and toxic blue-green algae blooms will hold a press conference in the St. Albans Town Park, on St. Albans Bay, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. Tim Camisa, CEO of Vermont Organics Reclamation (VOR), also based in St. Albans, will use St. Albans Bay as a backdrop to deliver his impassioned, scientific ideas for helping keep Lake Champlain clean, and to publicly ask farmers and the general public to insist on new government actions – while being conscious of their own, as they pertain to water quality. “This is awful – the worst I’ve ever seen it,” said Camisa, a St. Albans native, while strolling along the St. Albans Town Park beach, which has been closed for weeks, due to an infestation of blue-green algae blooms. “I wouldn’t even put my body in it. It’s time for a frank discussion about this.” Public dialogue about toxic blue-green algae blooms has flared in the last month, as Missisquoi and St. Albans Bay quickly turned green on the north end of Lake Champlain. Lake Carmi has also been affected this summer. Studies show that phosphorous-filled agricultural runoff is a primary source of the problem. For several years, Camisa has worked hand-in-hand with farmers and government officials through VOR. The company buys manure solids from farmers – which removes excess nutrients from their barns and local watersheds – and, with a one-of-a-kind recycling system, produces a commercial line of organic soils sold nationally. “The water is rippling green down here, and it smells,” Camisa said at the park. “We need to keep this on people’s radar, offer some suggestions, and take this conversation to another place.” Farmers, officials from the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain – and other watershed groups – and members of the Vermont Legislature are expected to attend the Sept. 10 media event, along with representatives from the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation, and local municipal officials. For more information about the Sept. 10 media event on St. Albans Bay, or VOR, please contact Tim Camisa or Leon Thompson, VOR’s public relations specialist, at the information listed above. -END-

Published on 2014-09-08 18:29:46 GMT

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