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#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 …

#VeggieWednesday — Beets

It’s #VeggieWednesday – and today, it’s all about beets! Yesterday, we had a really good beet harvest with an impressive 168 pounds! Some beets harvested were the size of baseballs and softballs. Beets come in a range of colors and sizes and are a good source of fiber, vitamin A, and minerals including calcium, iron, Read More …

Kitchen Medicine: Spring Edition

Last month on June 19, 2021, Red Wiggler held its first in-person live workshop on the farm since the COVID-19 pandemic. 14 participants joined us for the spring edition of Kitchen Medicine with instructor Claire Hudson from Nadarra Leigh. Participants were greeted and checked-in by Elaine, one of our Growers. During the workshop, Claire provided Read More …

New Trees

How lucky are we? We love trees, and we recently had 5 new trees installed! Thanks to: Brian D., Pope Farm Nursery Manager with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission – Montgomery Parks (M-NCPPC – Montgomery Parks), Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division for coordinating and the trees; and Marty K. with Kelly Landscaping Read More …