Some of our new composters have been having trouble finding compost worms recently. Here are a few helpful tips for finding worms, from local breeders to big businesses!
Find local worm suppliers
We like to support local businesses whenever possible. Shopping online can be easier than driving out to a little farm to source your worms, but many small businesses sell their worms online these days and most offer express shipping.
Worm vendors in your state
This directory allows you to search for online worm vendors in your state! You might not be able to pick the worms up in person, but they’ll be happier when they arrive if they get to make a quicker journey by mail.
Well-known small businesses
Didn’t find what you were looking for in the directory? Here’s a list we compiled of the most recommended online worm vendors. These companies are often run by just one person so some of the websites look a little homemade, but that’s part of the charm! They all come with great community reviews in gardening and compost forums.
Craigslist, Kijiji & Facebook Marketplace
Prefer to get your worms in person? You really can find anything on Craigslist. Try searching “compost worms” or “vermicompost” on any online marketplace (like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji) and see what pops up!
Big stores that supply worms
Home Depot is a lot of folks' go-to when it comes to gardening. Sure enough, your local store likely sells compost worms, but we suggest calling ahead to save yourself the trip in case they're out of stock.
In peak gardening seasons you can sometimes find compost worms at your local Walmart! Not all stores will stock them though, so again, call ahead before making the trip to your store.
Nurseries & landscapers
Like Walmart, not all nurseries and landscapers will sell worms, but if there's one near you it's worth giving them a call.