Author: andrea

The Seed Order

By Andrea Barnhart, Farm Manager One of the most frequently asked question of a farmer, is “What do you do in the winter?” Although it’s obvious in the summer, it’s not so obvious in the winter what farmers do. Winter time for farmers is a great time to reflect on the past season, plan for Read More …

Thanks Johnny’s Seeds!

Thanks, Johnny’s Seeds for extending a permanent 50% discount on our seed order!  We appreciate your support and look forward to growing your seeds again this year! Johnny’s has donated seeds to Red Wiggler Community Farm since 2003 and we are incredibly grateful for this partnership.  We really appreciate all that Johnny’s Selected Seeds offers to 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  

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!

Grower Spotlight – Meet Steve

We have a great group of growers and staff who work each day at the farm, doing all it takes to grow great tasting vegetables, build healthy soil, and share our produce with the community.  This month, we get to know Steve Lashmit, who sat down with Andrea, our farm manager, to share a bit Read More …

Roller Crimping

Thanks to a generous donor, Louis Eby (who happens to be Red Wiggler’s first farmer), we purchased a roller crimper for our walk behind BCS this spring.  In an earlier post, we suggested that you stay tuned to find out how our roller crimper experiment was evolving and the early results are in. So far, the Read More …

New in the fields in 2013

Spring is a time for renewal here on the farm.  After a winter of resting, planning, attending conferences and coming up with new ideas, spring is the time to put our new ideas into action. We are trying a few ideas new to Red Wiggler in 2013: Floating Row Cover We decided to spend the 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 …

New Red Wiggler Video!

Thanks to our friends from RyanIsHungry, we now have a great video featuring us and what we do: [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/26379452?title=0&portrait=0 549 309]

New Building and Green House Update

Last week we held our Pre Construction meeting here on the farm with our General Contractor, Architect, Engineers and the Project Management team. The new building with green house will allow us to run programs year round! We expect to move in next winter and begin utilizing the green house for the 2012 season. We Read More …

Join us for a Field Walk!

Join us for a Field Walk!Red Wiggler Community Farm Founder and Executive Director Woody Woodroof will show you around our beautiful 14 acre campus. Depending on the interests of the group, we will discuss the basics of our multi-dimensional mission, horticultural programs, organic farming methods, successes and challenges. You will learn about our solar home, Read More …

Calling all volunteers!

It’s that time of year again! We have hit the ground running here at Red Wiggler and we are excited to invite volunteers back to the farm! We have a few new volunteer positions both in and out of the fields, so check the website in early April to find out more about new opportunities. Read More …

CSA 2011 Membership is Complete

We want to thank both our new and renewing CSA members for their early membership in our program. We are the longest running CSA in Montgomery County MD and one of the largest in the area. And we are looking forward to a productive year in 2011! If you are interested in joining our CSA Read More …