Year: 2017

#Giving Tuesday is here!

donate Help us reach our goal of $6,000 on 11.28.2017. For those able to donate via Facebook, we can double our goal–see below for instructions.  There are 3 ways to support Red Wiggler on #GivingTuesday:  1. Visit www.redwiggler.org/donate/ to make a good old fashioned donation.  2. MATCH OPTION 1: Donate via our Facebook page on #GivingTuesday and donations will be matched Read More …

A few recipes starring seasonal recipes to enjoy with your family and friends this season! *indicates ingredients available a the Thanksgiving Market 11/18     Kale Salad with Cranberries, Almonds & Goat CheeseFrom FoodandWine.com, Serves 6 1/3 cup sliced raw almonds 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Read More …

Volunteer Spotlight: Conrad Knight

Conrad began volunteering at Red Wiggler in August, 2015.  He has logged over 1,000 hours since then, working with staff and Growers in the fields.  “I live a bizarre life”, Conrad says, referring to the severe short term memory loss that is the result of a stroke.  But that hasn’t stopped Conrad from enjoying working Read More …

Grower Spotlight: John Dillencourt

John Dillencourt can claim something not many people can: He’s working his dream job.“I’ve kind of always wanted to do gardening work all my life, and this is the first time I’ve been able to,” he states. “I like growing and working outdoors, doing gardening work.”At a previous job, John had requested to work in Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Hans Berg

Many people are bashful when talking about their paychecks, but Hans Berg is not. He is both candid and grateful when it comes to his Red Wiggler salary. “I love the job here because it’s good money,” he explains.Hans has worked at Red Wiggler ever since he found the farm through Community Services for Autistic Read More …

Fourth of July Recipes!

Here’s a favorite 2-part recipe from Andrea, RWCF Farm Manager, from the D.I.Y. Delicious cookbook. Potato Salad with Spicy Pickled Green Beans and Hard-Cooked Eggs 4 large hard-boiled eggs 1 ½ pound potatoes 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 bunch radishes, halved and thinly sliced 1 celery rub, cut in half lengthwise and thinly Read More …

2017 Crew Leader & Intern Bios

We’ve got a great crew on the farm this season!  Olivia Mingora, Crew Leader I found Red Wiggler through a friend who is a CSA member and I was immediately drawn to the concept of working with adults with developmental disabilities through farming. I hope to learn more about what it takes to run a Read More …

Work, Learn, and Grow with us this season!

There are so many ways to engage with Red Wiggler over the course of the season. However you engage, your interaction with us is felt and appreciated. Our mission depends on the commitment of our community to join us on the farm, interact and learn from the Growers and facilitate environmental education. Your engagement with Read More …

Care Farming

Red Wiggler uses farming as a platform to employ, educate and feed the community with a special focus on youth and adults with developmental disabilities and low-income families in the county. Other farms across the United States utilize farming to fulfill other mission-based work. We worked with the Advisory Board to survey these programs and Read More …