Year: 2021

2021 #GIVINGTUESDAY – Thank you!

WOW! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for helping us to reach our #2021GivingTuesday goal! We raised $15,380.00!! Because of supporters like you, Red Wiggler will be able to continue operations and share our harvests with a spectrum of community members in 2022. Your donation and support are essential, and it directly helps us with Read More …

2021 #GIVINGTUESDAY

Today is #GivingTuesday, and it’s one of the biggest giving days of the entire year. We’re setting a big goal today — $7,500. Can we count on you to help us get there before midnight tonight? .Donate today to help us reach our (new) goal of $10,000. We thank you for your support! We appreciate Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Our 2021 Fall Care Farming Interns!

It’s #MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet our 2021 Fall Care Farming Interns! Fall 2021 was the first time Red Wiggler had Care Farming interns, who specifically focused on helping the farm expand its capacity for more individuals with developmental disabilities to join our inclusive community. The interns worked to lead the farm’s Volunteer-in-Training program, helped develop and Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Brandon!

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Brandon! Brandon has been working with us as a Grower since 2016. Some tasks Brandon is great at include harvesting carrots and garlic with a spading fork, and bunching and counting. Brandon also loves to mow. He’s one of our best mowers, and he mows the aisles of the pick-your-own areas with Read More …

Recognition of Red Wiggler’s Efforts

Red Wiggler Community Farm was recognized for its efforts 2 times recently! First, Marc Elrich, the County Executive of Montgomery County, MD, presented a certificate to Red Wiggler and approximately 20 other organizations on October 8, 2021 “in Recognition and Appreciation for your partnership and dedication to the health and well-being of our neighbors in Read More …

The Potomac School: October 2021

A BIG THANK YOU to The Potomac School students and teachers who volunteered alongside our Grower staff and volunteers on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 and Wednesday, October 20, 2021! They were the 2nd and 3rd volunteer groups from The Potomac School this fall. The October 13th group helped us prepare for winter by cleaning-up dead Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Kim!

It’s #MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Kim! Kim was hired as a Grower in 2010. Kim is one of our fabulous CSA assistants, and during the CSA, Kim always greets our CSA customers with a smile. Kim also helps with setting up the CSA, washing out the bins, re-stocking the veggies, and giving out samples during the Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet David!

It’s #MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet David! David was hired as a Grower in 2007. Since then, David has taken on significant leadership, leading teams of Growers and volunteers, helping others learn the farm and sharing his knowledge and experience. David has excellent knowledge of farm practices, and we depend on him to do a lot of Read More …

2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

October 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Currently, we employ 13 adults with developmental disabilities, providing meaningful work, fair wages, and vocational support for a historically under-employed population. We’re so proud of our Growers, and today and every day, we celebrate the contributions of our amazing Growers. A big Read More …

Discovery Impact Day 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021 was Discovery, Inc.’s annual Impact Day! Discovery employees from nearly 35 countries around the world participated in almost 600 different volunteer projects and gave back to their communities. A team of 12 volunteers from Discovery stepped away from their desks and offices and worked along side our Growers, staff, and other Read More …

2021 DMV Food Recovery Week

October 3-9, 2021 is DMV Food Recovery Week, co-hosted by Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) and the  DC Food Recovery Working Group (DCFRWG). We’re proud to be a food recovery partner, and on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, we donated 161 pounds of pie pumpkins and 12 pounds of carrots to CFR. Here are a couple of Read More …

Happy National Kale Day 2021!

#HappyNationalKaleDay! It’s also #VeggieWednesday – and today, it’s all about kale! Through clouds and a little rain, we harvested 22 pounds of Red Russian Kale and Curly Kale today! Red Russian Kale has purple stems, and the leaves are flat with jagged edges. Curly Kale has a ruffled texture and is similar to cabbage in Read More …

MoCo Economic Development Grant for Nonprofits

Red Wiggler thanks the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation – Maryland! . #ThankYou #thanks #grateful #gratitude #donors #WeLoveOurDonors #MakeADifference #Philanthropy #MeaningfulEmployment #MeaningfulWork #InclusionMatters #SocialCareFarming #CareFarming #CareFarms #WorkLearnGrow #FarmLife #Farmers #Farming #OrganicFarming #CSA #EatLocal #CertifiedOrganic #MoCoMade #Nonprofit #ThinkMoCo #RedWigglerCommunityFarm

2021 Fall CSA session: First Day

We’re so excited today was the first day of our 2021 Fall CSA session! We’re transitioning from summer to fall, so we have fresh veggies such as tomatoes, radishes, acorn squash, and sweet peppers. CSA members also got an opportunity to take advantage of the pick-your-own areas for flowers and herbs, such as mint, basil, Read More …