We manufacture rain barrels by repurposing food-grade plastic drums. The original contents are usually either imported olives, pepperoncini or capers. We select used barrels that are in good shape, however most show some wear and tear. The barrels are usually terracotta brown or black and can vary slightly in design.
Most barrels are marked as 220 liters, which equates to approximately 58 gallons. We can get smaller barrels by request.
We wash and scrub the barrels with Simple Green cleanser and remove all labels and markings. The cleanser helps to reduce any odor and removes oils from the previous contents.
Our standard barrel comes complete with a faucet about 18” from the bottom and an overflow drain (which can be used to link barrels together). Our standard faucet is a plastic tank drain, threaded for a garden hose, but it can be replaced with brass or other faucet types. The lid of the barrel is drilled with a matrix of holes to allow rainwater to flow in. Under the lid is a screen mesh to prevent mosquitos and foreign objects entering the barrels.
We can customize the location of your faucet – some customers plan to set their barrel on a stand and request the faucet be lower on the barrel. We use special fittings that are removable, we don’t use adhesives.
Our rain barrels are $95 and are available at Bona Fide Green Goods on South Main Street in Concord, New Hampshire or for local delivery in the Concord and Mondanock region, by arrangement.
If you have any other special requests, please just drop us an email and we will do our best to help you.
We partnered with the Cornucopia Project of Peterborough, NH to provide rain barrels to eight Elementary Schools in the Conval School District. Visit http://cornucopiaproject.org/school-gardens/ for more info.
Do you ship? We currently do not ship, but this might change if we can find an affordable carrier.
Where can I put my barrel? Our lid allows you to put the barrel under a roof without a gutter to collect run off or you can cut into a downspout and have it flow straight in.
Can I paint the barrels? Yes - see details below.