Year: 2014

A Carrot Story

Season’s Greeting! A year of hard work, temperate weather and bountiful harvests – 2014 marks another successful season here at Red Wiggler. Our success was made possible by YOUR generous support! Please consider a donation to Red Wiggler Community Farm this holiday season.  We are excited and eager to begin our 20th year and invite you to Read More …

#GivingTuesday

We are excited to participate in #GivingTuesday. Created to kick-off the holiday 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 innovative programming through the Winter in our greenhouse.  The first $1000 of #GivingTuesday donations will be matched dollar for Read More …

Farm 2 Group Home Delivery

The same delicious vegetables that make up a Red Wiggler CSA share are delivered weekly to the ARC of Montgomery and to Community Support Services (CSS), the agencies that support group homes in Montgomery County.  Almost 11,000 pounds of vegetables, or 29% of our yield, was delivered as part of our Farm to Group Home Read More …

Sam’s Cooking

Here’s another guest blog post from our Education Assistant, Sam Sheehan: Before starting work at Red Wiggler, there were a lot of vegetables I was familiar with, though never actually ate, much less cooked. Recently, I’ve started to experiment a little more with the vegetables I was given, even if it meant cooking the same Read More …

Sweet Potato Harvest

    The 1/2-acre planted with sweet potato slips last spring has yielded over 1 ton of potatoes and 1600 lbs of vines.       Sweet potato harvesting is quite a process:  First, the vines of the plants are pulled out and bagged for delivery to the ARC of Montgomery and Community Support Services Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Craig

No matter whether we are harvesting beets or squash, Craig wants to find the biggest ones. Craig enjoys picking the greens with leaves big enough to fan a pharaoh, and finding the hidden zucchinis that have grown into baseball bats.  Craig has been working at Red Wiggler since 2006. One of his regular jobs is Read More …

Red Wiggler is Hiring!

Red Wiggler is a great place to work! In addition to all-you-can-eat veggies, full-time employees receive paid vacation/sick days, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance and can participate in our 401K plan. Applications are being accepted for these positions: Field and Facilities Manager  

19th Annual Harvest Celebration Details

Our 19th Annual Harvest Celebration is around the corner. Saturday September 6th 2014 4pm-7pm.  Live Gypsy Jazz and Food Trucks in a spectacular setting! Share in the bounty and support our work. Adult Tickets $50 Child (2-12) $30 Sponsor a Group Home ticket $40 Registration Link Frequently Asked Questions Link For Updates check our FaceBook Read More …

Red Wiggler Community Minute on WAMU

This month, Red Wiggler will be featured on WAMU 88.5’s Community Minute. This daily broadcast provides information about local organizations in the D.C. Metropolitan area so that listeners may be better engaged in the community. The station will air the segment about Red Wiggler periodically, and a written piece may be found on their website.

Grower Spotlight: Tyler

Tyler has been working at Red Wiggler for 15 years. Although he can often be found in the fields harvesting along with other growers, his favorite jobs on the farm often involve machinery. He loves cars and enjoys talking about different types, and his interest in equipment is put to good use on the farm. Read More …

Spring has Sprung!

We have had a very busy few weeks here at Red Wiggler. Since winter held on for so long this year, we had to act fast once the soil thawed and dried enough for planting. Our greenhouse is bursting at the seams, and we are transplanting and seeding in the fields as fast as we Read More …

Preparing for the Season

As everyone on the East Coast is well aware, freezing weather and winter precipitation have continued into the usual beginning of our farming season. Fortunately, we have used the delay to work on several pre-season projects. On a farm, planning, reflection, field preparation, and inventories before the season starts are just as important as weeding Read More …

Red Wiggler at Rooting DC Conference

Red Wiggler is excited to be participating in this year’s Rooting DC Conference, which will take place Saturday, March 1st in Washington, D.C. Rooting DC is a free, all-day farming and gardening forum that focuses on a wide range of food issues in the Washington, D.C. region. The conference will feature more than 70 practical Read More …

Winter at Red Wiggler II: Microgreens

As we mentioned in December, this winter we have been staying busy growing microgreens in our greenhouse and program building. Students from Seneca Valley High School and Ivymount School visit the farm weekly to seed and harvest the microgreens; our Growers and Growers-in-Training are also participating, and working behind the scenes to keep the program running Read More …

New Vegetable Varieties in 2014

During each winter here at Red Wiggler, our staff plans out all of the vegetables, herbs, and flowers we’d like to grow over the following year. We analyze what grew well over the past year, which fields should lie fallow in the coming year, which vegetables CSA customers seemed to like most and least, and Read More …