Year: 2008

Customer Testimonials

It’s great when someone says nice things about you. It always is. Here’s what some of our customers have said about us. “The season was a total success for us……excellent quality, quantity and variety. The weekly trips to the farm are also a bonus………….it’s a little oasis. The CSA has definitely broadened our vegetable experience Read More …

Winter Arrives at Red Wiggler

Our 26 week regular and extended CSA harvest season is now over and we are beginning to reflect on our 2008 growing season. Some of the growers will be on the farm in December as we glean the remaining turnips and collards for Manna Food Center. Volunteers are already lined up to make those deliverys. Read More …

Last of the Last–Extended Week #5

Dang, it’s freezing out here today! My fingers have been numb pretty much all day long. I really appreciate that this is the last harvest of the year. I hope you do too, or maybe a little sad to see the veggies go away, but excited about the possibilities of a new 2009 season. Here’s Read More …

Extended Season Harvest #4

Hello! We had the day off yesterday to observe Veteran’s Day, so all the harvesting was done this morning making your veggies extra fresh this afternoon.It’s hard to imagine that we’ve got just one more week left of extended season! At times, it’s gone by so fast and yet, I’m truly ready for a good Read More …

Extended Harvest #3 2008

Wow, what excitement last night. I hope you all got a chance to vote yesterday. I hope that our new Farmer-in-Chief sets the tone for some exciting trends for agriculture in America. But, this farmer brings you the harvest today, which includes the following: ArugulaBraising MixKale/Collards/ChardTurnipsRadishesPeppersEggplantsHot PeppersKohlrabi &/or bok choyWinter squash or pie pumkin -adrienne

Extended Week #2

Folks, It’s been an extremely cold last couple of days for us here at the farm. So bear with us as most of the vegetables have NOT been washed, because it seems cruel to ask people to get their hands wet using cold water on a very cold, windy day. Nonetheless, we have vegetables for Read More …

Extended Season 2008 Begins!

Hi Folks, Well, the predicted frost finally came Monday morning and destroyed the basil–summer is officially officially over. However, we’ve got a great selection of parsley, dill and cilantro. Some of the flowers have held up too, but not all. For veggies we have: Lettuce MixBok ChoySwiss ChardKaleTurnipsRadishesBeet Greens with Baby beetsPeppersEggplantsHot PeppersPumpkinsWinter SquashGreen Tomatoes**and Read More …

Harvest #18–The last one

As always, we want to say THANK YOU!! for your support and patronage this 2008 CSA season. Please fill up on herbs for the winter. Dry them out and store them in glass jars for later use. The dill and cilantro are back and one should definitely enjoy them. I make a mean cilantro pesto Read More …

A (September) day in the life of a volunteer….

It was one of those “Wish I could bottle this moment” times yesterday….bouncing around in the wagon with the growers, behind Adrienne driving the tractor, on our way up to the pumpkin and squash patch.The air was fresher and cleaner, following the rains of the weekend, and it was thankfully cooler for this UK native Read More …

Harvest #17-A

We’ve got just two weeks left of the regular season. For those of you deeply concerned about signing up for the 2009 season, current members have the right of first refusal and $50 will hold your spot. The fine details about the 2009 season have not been ironed out yet, but will be shortly. ALSO, Read More …

Harvest #16-B and notes

We spent Monday spreading compost and manure to prep our beds for next year’s garlic planting that will happen in a month’s time. We have 3 more weeks of the CSA season. This week we have a great abundance, which includes: BeetsRadishesBaby CollardsPac ChoiArugulaSweet PeppersHot PeppersEggplantCherry TomatoesRed TomatoesHeirloom TomatoesGarlic *** Maybes: Beans, okra, carrots or Read More …

Annual Harvest Supper was a success

Tropical Storm Hannah arrived the morning of Red Wiggler’s long-planned annual fund-raising event. Possible disaster was averted with a one-day postponement that allowed us to have a beautiful and successful event. Sept. 7 brought mild weather and a sunny day for the supper under the big tent and a busy auction scene in the barn. Read More …

Week 15-A Harvest

Our pollination for your crops provided by Naked Bee – We have also been selling honey extracted from the hives here at Red Wiggler – They even made up a special Red Wiggler Reserve label- We are selling them directly to CSA members during regular pick ups while supplies last- This week is an “A” Read More …

Week 14-B Harvest

The Red Wiggler Team earned more than a dozen awards last week at theDamascus Community Fair! This week we’re back at it and will be for another 4 more weeks. This is a B week for all you alternate shares. Here’s a glimpse of what we got going: Summer Squash and/or CucumbersEggplantGarlicSweet PeppersHot PeppersCherry TomatoesRed Read More …