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Grower Spotlight: David Ruch

When you talk with David Ruch, it’s clear to see why he’s worked as a Red Wiggler Grower for 11 years. He’s “proud of everything” he does at Red Wiggler, he’s “learned just about everything” here, he likes harvesting “everything,” and he’s tasted “everything on the farm.”In short, he likes “mainly everything” about his job. Read More …

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie

As someone who has worked in food security for 20 years, Katie Leary Sebastian knows a lot about food and where it comes from. But at Red Wiggler, she’s been learning some new lessons. “I didn’t have a lot of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, and I will admit I was a little Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Iya Snowber

For Iya Snowber, Red Wiggler marked her first time working on a farm, though she had helped with gardening at home before. Now, 13 years later, she works at the farm three days a week. Over this past winter, Iya has been both a diligent seeder, patiently seeding teeny-tiny lavender seeds, and seed saver, rubbing Read More …

2018 Winter Cooking

On most Thursdays this winter, thru mid-March, Growers and a few volunteers join us for our “Community Days”. Together, we engage in fun and educational activities. One of the most important activities is cooking! As farmers, we find the best way to improve our eating is to cook food together that we know is good Read More …

#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 …