North Country Distributors began in 1978 as an agricultural products distributor with Tom Fancher, the current Company President. North Country Distributors has been a Fancher family-owned and operated company since then. That fall, peat from the Bonaparte Lake area in the highlands of the Okanogan Valley of Washington was sent to Moses Lake, Washington for testing. The testing confirmed that the peat soil was hypnum peat and that it had excellent qualities for use as a growing medium. That became known as Bonaparte Peat. North Country Distributors became the sole distributor of this unique hypnum peat, Bonaparte Peat.
The original Com-Peat was a soil mix of Bonaparte Peat and other materials. The original market for Com-Peat was apple orchards, as North Country Distributors is located in the midst of Washington State’s apple growing areas. Later, the market expanded to nurseries, gardens, vineyards, and numerous other growing operations, which used bulk soil.
In 1986, North Country Distributors bought a lumber mill site, which had been operating since 1959. The mill site includes a very large pile of aged sawdust, which is used in making Com-Peat. The current North Country Distributors offices are located on this site.
In 2016, North Country Distributors’s Com-Peat became APPROVED MATERIAL UNDER WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ORGANIC FOOD PROGRAM
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