Biodigester

Our big, beautiful bio-digester is the heart of Fat Beet Farm.

Biodigester

Our big, beautiful bio-digester is the heart of Fat Beet Farm.

How Our
Biodigester Works

The biodigester breathes life into all corners of our farm and allows us to grow a bounty of food while also replenishing the land sustainably.

All our food waste from our kitchen, and crops is “fed” to the mouth of our digester and is ground into a pulp and mixed with water. The food waste slurry is then pumped into the first tank to begin the digestion process. As anaerobic enzymes break down the food, it bubbles over into the second tank to finish the digestion process.

Everything is completely digested within 24 hours. The two amazing outputs that we collect from the bio-digester are a nutrient-dense natural fertilizer slurry and methane gas. The slurry allows grow everything on the farm without any chemical fertilizers, and the methane can be used for cooking or running generators.

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Activities At Fat Beet

Our extensive tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at how our farm operates. While on our tour, you will be able to view our vegetable gardens, compost, chickens, biodigester, bees, microgreens, preservation areas, and more! And, after the tour, you will have the opportunity to shop at our market or take home a fresh hot farm meal!

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