Year: 2010

New 2010 Slide Show and Year End Request

Red Wiggler Community Farm Programs made a difference in 2010: ◦ 400+ people with developmental disabilities were served by our farm programs◦ 735 youth and adults participated in our Educational Service Learning program activities◦ 28% of Red Wiggler’s total yield of fresh produce was distributed to low-income residents through our Farm to Group Home and Read More …

Extended 2010 #2

We’re back again for the second week of extended season. We had a light frost Saturday morning, and we harvested the majority of the peppers on Thursday and Friday, so this week brings more peppers to you.All in all, it’s a continuation of all things good and delightful that autumn brings to the kitchen. Enjoy! Read More …

Extended season 2010 week #1

Oh, we’ve been mighty delinquent on our blog postings. Please excuse, sometimes it’s hard to get outta the fields and behind a desk! This week for extended share:pepperseggplanthot pepperskaleturnipsradishestatsoiwinter squash There may be something I’m missing there but otherwise . . .enjoy and eat well!-RWCF

A late summer day at Red Wiggler

Ten-year-old Sebastian is one of our regular volunteers. Assisted by photographer Tobias, 7, here is his recap of a recent morning on the farm. When we got there, we harvested beans (it ain’t easy:-)). And while were doing that we saw two pairs of mating (I think) grasshoppers. At one point a grasshopper jumped on Read More …

Week 13 A

It feels like a rough summer on this end but loads of goodness is still coming your way. We planted more fall greens this week–soon, soon enough they’ll be back. Beans–all 3 varities are coming in so: purple, yellow wax or green may be optionsCarrots–Danvers variety, previous carrots were the Yaya varietySweet Potato greens–a fun Read More …

Scouts Build Bird Houses

By Liam Fox Recently I and many of my friends worked to improve the availability of real estate for Red Wiggler, bird real estate that is. My name is Liam Fox, I have been volunteering at Red Wiggler for several years. I am also a Boy Scout and wanted to do something for the farm Read More …

Split Tomato Overload

We have a large amount of tomatoes with splits after last weeks hard rains. They’ll go fast but they’ll make great sauce or salsa. CSA Harvest for This Week (12B) HeirloomTomatoesCherry TomatoesBeansSummer SquashSweet PeppersHot PeppersBaby CarrotsEggplant In the PYO: ZinniasBasilMarjoramOreganoThymeSageLovageMintChivesCalendulaFeverfewBachelor ButtonsSnapdragonsStaticeStrawflowersAnise Hyssop

Harvest 10-B

Over halfway through the season, and still churning out the veggies. This week:Baby CarrotsHeirloom TomatoesCherry TomatoesSweet Bell PeppersHot PeppersSummer Squash/ZucchiniPotatoesBeans

Remembering Hallie Wells Birthday Today

Red Wiggler Community Farm remembers Hallie Ausmus Wells birthday today August 1, 1893- she would be 117. Below is a re-posting of an archived blog entry describing how she came to donate her 290 acre farm to the Park system in 1981- we are very grateful for this special woman and her contribution to our Read More …

Harvest Week 9 A

We’re back again after a very hot week from the Annual Montgomery Farm Tour. Thanks to all those who braved the heat and came out. This week in your share:EggplantSweet Bell PeppersHot PeppersPotatoesOnionsZucchiniCucumberCherry TomatoesRed TomatoesHeirloom Tomatoes That’s some good eatin’!

It’s Cooler in the Country

This past Saturday was the Annual Montgomery County Farm Tour & Harvest Sale. By most reports the temperature was above 100 Fahrenheit throughout the county but our temperatures did not go above 98- so it is in fact “cooler in the country”! Attendance was a fraction of past years numbers yet over 300 people were Read More …

Annual Farm Tour This Week End

2010Annual Farm TourSaturday July 24th 10am-3pmLive Music : Rookery Sessions (same great musicians as last year with a few guests) Come out and join us for a day of music, hay rides, and educational activities! This free event is a great way to learn more about life our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and how Read More …