Year: 2013

Winter at Red Wiggler

It would be easy to assume that the staff and programming at Red Wiggler have gone into hibernation along with the fields. While we’re enjoying this change of seasons, we have been busy preparing for our inaugural winter programming: growing microgreens in the greenhouse. In January and February, we will be hosting students from the Read More …

A Successful 18th Season

Ever wonder what 33,571 pounds of vegetables looks like? That’s nearly 17 tons, and it’s the total amount of produce we distributed to CSA members, group homes and food banks in the 2013 season. We also hosted a whopping 2,646 volunteer hours in our fields and employed 16 Growers to do valuable, meaningful work. Looking Read More …

#GivingTuesday

We are excited to participate in the second annual #GivingTuesday. Created to kick-off the holiday giving season, #GivingTuesday  gives non-profits across the country the chance to bolster community support. Making a donation to Red Wiggler today will allow us to run new and innovative programming through the Winter. — placeholder — — placeholder — Whether Read More …

Sheet-Mulching with Sidwell Friends School

On Thursday, Sidwell Friends’ fifth-grade class came out for a terrific field trip and service learning visit. Thankfully the weather improved from earlier in the week, so it was a beautiful day to mulch our fields! We are employing a technique called sheet-mulching, which adds organic material to a bed over the course of the Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Nuno

Nuno began working at Red Wiggler in 2008. He works here 5 days a week, and rarely misses a day of work. Below is Laura’s interview with Nuno. What is your favorite job at Red Wiggler? I like to use the hoe to get the weeds out of the vegetable beds. It gets grass, flowers, Read More …

Because of you, we met the match!

The count is in! Red Wiggler’s Board Challenge Match has been met at $15,320 At Red Wiggler’s Harvest Celebrations on September 7th, 2013 Red Wiggler’s Board of Directors challenged our community to raise $10,000 and meet a $10,000 Board Challenge match by the end of the fiscal year (September 30th, 2013). We are very excited to share that our Board Challenge Match Read More …

The Big Wig Award goes to…

Congratulations Mr. Elmer Jurado! In appreciation for his work at Red Wiggler, the 2013 Big Wig Award was presented to Mr. Elmer Jurado, a paraeducator at Seneca Valley High School. The Big Wig Award is presented to an individual in our community who embodies Red Wiggler’s vision of creating fertile ground to nourish a healthy Read More …

BOARD DELIVERS $10,000 MATCH CHALLENGE

Did you know that Red Wiggler produce sales only generate 20% of our annual budget? We need your support by the close of our fiscal year (September 30th)! Here’s why. This year Red Wiggler is facing a funding gap of $20,000, which will hinder us from reaching our full program potential in the coming year. Read More …

A History of the Harvest Celebration

Written by Anna White As a prelude to Red Wiggler’s annual Harvest Celebration and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 7th, I sat down with our Executive Director and Founder, Woody Woodroof, to talk through the history of this colorful event and what it means to the Red Wiggler Community. *           Read More …

Family and Friends Sponsorships for the Harvest Celebration

A different way to support the Harvest Celebration This year Red Wiggler is hoping that our friends and family will support our annual Harvest Celebration through a Family and Friends Sponsorship. By showing your support for the Harvest Celebration as a Family and Friends Sponsor you are showing our community your commitment to local farming, health, Read More …

Grower Spotlight – Elaine

Elaine began working at Red Wiggler as a Grower-in-Training in 2009. She was hired as a Grower in 2011 and now works 2 days a week. Below is Kara’s interview with Elaine. What is your favorite job at Red Wiggler? The thing I like to do best is peppers. Outside in the fields, I pick Read More …

Red Wiggler Veggies for Sale Thursdays in August

Want to find Red Wiggler produce for sale? Check out our Farm Stand at Leisure World, Thursdays from 9AM – 11AM during the month of August.  We are located in the parking lot of the Innerfaith Chapel at Leisure World.  3680 S Leisure World Blvd  Silver Spring, MD 20906 Look for the Farmers Market Sign!

2013 Harvest Celebration Sponsors

Red Wiggler Community Farm’s  2013 HARVEST CELEBRATION SPONSORS A special thanks to our wonderful friends and community business partners for supporting our flagship event! MARYLAND GARDENS TREE & SHRUB FARM MEDIA SPONSORS IN KIND SPONSORS To learn more about sponsorship opportunities in the future please visit our Sponsorship Page at www.redwiggler.org/events/harvest-celebration/sponsorship/ To download the 2013 Read More …

Grower Spotlight – Meet Kimberly

Kimberly started working at Red Wiggler as a Grower in Training in 2010 and was hired as a Grower in 2011. She has worked in the fields picking onions, tomatoes and potatoes, weeding beds of crops, and worked at the wash station cleaning vegetables. This year, Kimberly started a new position working at the CSA Read More …

Farm to Fork

A great night had by all, the Farm to Fork Dinner brought together a crowd of farmers, foodies and friends. Spring vegetables accompanied by great conversation and live music set the tone for lovely evening. Chef Tom O’Gara designed the menu that was exquisitely executed by Chefs Bart Hosmer and Kathleen Wellington. We enjoyed a Read More …