Year: 2009

First Snow

It was a beautiful day on the farm today with 4 inches of wet snow falling over the whole day. Snow slowly adds nitrogen to the soil as it perculates down into the aquifer. We like winter snow!

2009 Slide Show

We hope you’ll enjoy this slide show from the 2009 growing season. Thanks to the over 500 volunteers who helped on and off the farm last year. Over the next month or so we will be posting lots of photos in this slideshow format- please let us know what you think so that we can Read More …

Extended Season Harvest 5

This is our last week of the extended season, and a beautiful week it is shaping up to be! We are so happy to have had the chance to share this extended season with so many of our CSA members and though we are sad to see it end, we are looking forward to taking Read More …

Extended Season Harvest 4

Check out the newsletter to find out what we’ve been up to in the fields this week! Extended season is winding down- next Wednesday, November 18th is our fifth and final pick up- and we are preparing the fields for the winter season. In the meantime, however, the greens patch is gorgeous and we hope Read More …

Composting, closer to home

Wondering what you’ll do with that bucket full of kitchen scraps now that the CSA season and the bucket exchange are winding down for the winter? Montgomery County’s Division of Solid Waste Services offers compost containers at no cost to its residents! Click here to find out more about where you can get your bin, Read More …

What do Farmers give out to Trick or Treaters?

About a hundred pounds of bright pink turnips. In addition to getting together our regular harvest for extended season CSA, this past week the crew also picked over 200 pounds of surplus turnips from the beds! The jewel-toned Scarlet Queen turnips had reached an impressive size and were just aching to be plucked from the Read More …

Extended Season Harvest 3

The sun is back! We are thinking it is wonderful weather for the first week in November. Harvest list:ArugulaKaleSalad MixTatsoiTurnipsRadishesCarrotsWinter SquashGarlicHot PeppersGreen PeppersAnd maybe a ‘sweet’ surprise?!

Field Interviews

Ever wonder how some of our younger volunteers see their farm experiences? Tobias, age 6, was kind enough to share his thoughts in an interview: What did you do at the farm today? I planted garlic and picked kale and got radishes and beets. How do you pick kale? You look for the ones that Read More …

Extended Harvest #2 2009

It’s the second week of the extended season harvest. It’s a little yucky out if you don’t like a little rain, but thank goodness it’s fairly warm out. We’ve got a ton of volunteers helping out today–thanks! Makes everything go faster. This week’s harvest looks like: Braising MixTatsoiHead LettuceKale–so beautifulCarrotsPotatoesSweet PeppersHot PeppersEggplantWinter SquashGarlicYour choice: Beets Read More …

Web Site Under Construction

We appear to be experiencing a disruption with our web site www.redwiggler.org today. We hope to resolve this asap. Contact us by phone at 301-916-2216(Office) or 301-802-2386 (cell)also our regular email addresses are working fine. For directions to Red Wiggler search for adress on google or mapquest23400 Ridge RdGermantown MD20876 Thanks,Woody WoodroofExecutive Director

1st week of the Extended CSA Season

We’ve harvested some beautiful vegetables for the Extended CSA program which begins today (and continues thru to the week before Thanksgiving).Generally CSA members can expect lots of green peppers and hot peppers, eggplant, lots of cooking greens, turnips (with tops), winter squash, garlic and perhaps a few other surprises. In other news- we have started Read More …

Week #17 Harvest

Hi All. It’s the second to last week of Regular CSA pick up this week and THE last week for all the Alternative Week A’s (Asparagus & Arugula Groups). We’ll have a re-commitment form available for all those looking to reserve their spots for next year! Also, coming your way will be an online end-of-season Read More …

16-B Harvest

Coming at you a little late this week, but… GarlicWinter SquashBraising MixArugulaKale or CollardsRadishes (tender little easter egg variety)Sweet PeppersHot PeppersRed & Heirloom TomatesGreen Tomatoes