4 Seasons of Growing at Common Good City Farm!

High Tunnel!

Although our farm programs have wrapped up for 2015, our growing has not! We have just added a high tunnel to the farm and are very excited about the possibilities it brings to Common Good. High tunnels are unheated greenhouse-like structures that extend the traditional growing season. With this addition, Common Good City Farm will be growing nutritious produce all year long for our community. The 2015/2016 winter will be our pilot winter growing season and we look forward to sharing our progress (and produce!)

Season Closing Party Saturday, October 31st!

This Saturday, October 31st, from 11am-1pm we will be celebrating a fantastic 2015 growing season with a party. Join us for children's activities such as face painting, pumpkin decorating, & a harvest-themed farm scavenger hunt. For the adults, we have a dance class, cider press demonstration, and farm tours. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

What A Night on the Farm!

Every year our neighbors and friends come together on the farm with a common goal: to support Common Good City Farm while mingling over DC’s finest local food and drinks. This magical night is our annual fundraiser -
A Night on the Farm - and this year was yet another fabulous evening.

Open Hours Closed Thursday and Friday

Due to our fundraising event this week, the farm will not be open for regular hours on Thursday 10/8 or Friday 10/9.

Our schedule of open hours this week will be:
Wednesday 10/7 from 3-7
Saturday 10/10 from 9:30-12:30
Sunday 10/11 from 3-6

Tickets for Thursday's A Night on the Farm are still available- we'd love to see you there!
Click here for registration information.

Face of the Farm: Meet Andrew!

Andrew Chiou is the Sous Chef at Table, a restaurant in the historic Shaw neighborhood that focuses on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. He has been a strong supporter of Common Good through purchasing our produce including our okra, Swiss chard, patty pan squash, and lemon cucumbers. Andrew will also be highlighting some of our produce at our upcoming Night on the Farm event on Thursday, October 8th!

Deconstructing Bitters: Medicine and Mixology

Join us on a Fall Saturday afternoon as we learn from Tricia McCauley, Common Good Resident Herbalist and Mick Perrigo, Mixologist at El Camino and Left Door, about how to use bitters in both medicine and mixology. We will spend the first hour at Common Good City Farm learning from Tricia McCauley about how to make and use bitters medicinally. Then, we will walk over to El Camino and learn from Mick Perrigo about how to use bitters in cocktails and sample a few bitters-based cocktails.

Face of the Farm: Meet Quinten

Quinten is the Chef at Big Bear Cafe, a neighborhood cafe in Bloomingdale. Quinten and Big Bear Cafe have been a big supporter of Common Good City Farm, especially through purchasing our produce such as our okra, cucumbers, and chard through our Small Enterprise program.


Our pawpaws are ripe! Check out our Pawpaw Smoothie from Program and Outreach Coordinator Josephine Chu, featured in the Washingtonian.

Josephine's Pawpaw Smoothie
Serves 4

You will need:
3 pawpaws
1 avocado
2 frozen ripe bananas (the browner, the better)
1/2 cup milk (can be substituted with almond, coconut, or soy milk)

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Avi!

Currently one of our dedicated LEAF volunteers, Avi has been a face of the farm for 4 years now! He first visited the farm as a drop-in volunteer. After learning about the opportunity to be a volunteer educator in our LEAF (Learning for Agriculture, Environment, and Food) after-school program, Avi (who used to be a camp counselor) committed to coming to Common Good City Farm on a weekly basis to help teach local kids about gardening, nutrition, and cooking.

Farm Closed this Weekend and Wed 9/9

The farm will be closed for Labor Day weekend and for an event September 9th.
There will be no open hours this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or next Wednesday.
There will be no LEAF program on Sunday 9/6 or Wednesday 9/9.

Farm Open Hours this week will be
Wednesday, September 2, 3 - 7 pm, Open Hours
Thursday, September 3, 3 - 6 pm, Open Hours and Farm Stand
Stop by for some produce before the holiday weekend!

Our regular schedule will resume next Thursday, September 10.

Thank you!


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