Maine is a quirky place. I grew up and started landscaping in NJ, with all of the competition, prices are held in check. Up here, there really isn't a lot of competition for anything...except maybe snowplowing....so that guy could almost name his price! That is why I would consider doing the worms myself, so I better talk with him, and then look into suppliers of waste materials to feed the worms! Now for the brewer.....I will be researching that and will need to figure out how to build one! Stay tuned for more questions, I can already feel them coming on!