Community Farm Harvests Hope Among Developmentally Disabled

On a recent overcast morning, workers at Red Wiggler Community Farm in Germantown, Md, walked up and down the rows of plants, looking for elusive peppers.

“I found one!” shouted one of the workers enthusiastically, holding a shiny green pepper up high for all to see.

“That’s a good one, Craig,” a younger worker, one of four support staff replied.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) has gained popularity in the U.S. since it was first introduced about 25 years ago.  People invest in CSA farms by buying shares, which entitle them to a percentage of the harvest. It’s a way to get healthful, local produce on a regular basis.

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