Year: 2012

Sweet Potato Soup!

A big thank you to one of our super star volunteers, Claire, for not only sharing this recipe, but also sharing a crock of soup with us! Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients 2 Tbsp (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup chopped onion 2 small celery stalks, chopped 1 medium leek, sliced Read More …

#GivingTuesday

Red Wiggler is proud to be part of the first ever #GivingTuesday The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” This year, more than 1,000 corporations and non-profits (including Red Wiggler!) have joined the #GivingTuesday movement that brings the spirit of Read More …

Nominate Red Wiggler to win a $10,000 grant!

Seeds of Change, an organic seed company, is accepting nominations for a community farm that “Shares the Good!” Please follow the link and instructions below to nominate Red Wiggler to win $10,000!   10% of our score is based on the number of unique nominations we receive. The deadline is November 30th. Please share the Read More …

Sweet Potato Frenzy part 1

With the abundance of Red Wiggler sweet potatoes this year, we thought we’d post recipes throughout the winter to help everyone find creative uses for these great storage crops. If you have a recipe and picture you’d like us to share, please send it to kara@redwiggler.org! Savory Sweet Potato Bread Gluten free (with substitutions to Read More …

Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov 20th

We will be in the Program Building on Tuesday, November 20th from 2-5 pm with plenty of fresh, organic vegetables to sell. Delight your taste buds and your guests, and bring Red Wiggler to your holiday table. All are welcome! Our Harvest List for the Thanksgiving Market includes: Sweet Potatoes Butternut squash Garlic Turnips Radishes Read More …

Solar Home Tour

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Solar House lately, here is your chance! Our Solar House is participating in this year’s Tour of Solar and Green Homes. Join us this Saturday, October 6 from 11 am to 5 pm.   Learn about the UMD Solar Decathlon entry in 2005, which is now Read More …

Come Celebrate the Harvest with us!

We are busy getting ready for our annual Harvest Celebration and Silent Auction this Saturday at 2pm!   The tent is in a new location this year to take advantage of the view of new multipurpose building and greenhouse! The tent will be home to 4 amazing chefs who are creating delicious vegetarian dishes so Read More …

Farm Tour

Join us Saturday July 28th for Montgomery County Farm Tour 10am-4pm! Farm Tour 2012 Schedule of Events Red Wiggler Farm & Field Tours (1) Join a Red Wiggler Staff member for a tour of our fields. See what’s growing and learn about life here on the farm! Meet us just outside the Big Red Barn Read More …

Helping kids make healthy choices!

Red Wiggler is developing a new curriculum that incorporates MyPlate (the new nutrition pyramid) into connecting youth with the source of their food called Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives. Sam has been working to develop and implement this exciting new program! The first school visit we did was to Gaithersburg Elementary School. Kara and I taught Read More …

Planting Chard in the Greenhouse!

We are excited to have Samantha Sheehan, our Education Assistant here at the farm, write a guest blog post: Having the greenhouse/new building at the farm is nice, since we can start a lot of our own plants. Before our greenhouse, we had to go somewhere else to get them, since we didn’t have the space to start such plants Read More …

CSA Applications due January 17th – Get yours in today!

We are already looking forward to next year’s harvest season! Applications for Red Wiggler’s CSA are due January 17th.  We will hold the lottery next week and notify everyone by Friday January 20th. For more information about the CSA, including the application, please go to www.redwiggler.org/csa. Email csa@redwiggler.org if you have any questions!