Submitted by commongood on October 11, 2013 - 10:13am
We're excited to be a part of the first annual Let’s Move! DC - Children and Families Health Expo, which will take place on Saturday, October 19th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm , at the Deanwood Recreation Center. The event will feature music and entertainment, lots of fun outdoor activities for kids, prizes and giveaways, cooking demonstrations and more! Common Good City Farm's youth interns will be there, leading fun farm games, so come by and join us!
Submitted by commongood on October 9, 2013 - 11:37am
The sweet potato harvest has begun at Common Good! Sweet potatoes are both healthy and delicious; they are a great source of potassium, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Sweet potatoes can be prepared in many different ways, just like regular potatoes! Check out this recipe for one way to prepare this nutrient-packed vegetable.
Submitted by commongood on October 8, 2013 - 1:09pm
This past Thursday, friends old and new gathered at the farm to celebrate A Night on the Farm – our annual fundraising event. The evening was truly memorable marked by our picturesque urban farm setting, beautiful weather, and of course, great company.
Submitted by commongood on October 4, 2013 - 12:58pm
Juju is Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture's Culinary Educator and SNAP Outreach Coordinator. She travels with Arcadia's mobile market and teaches people how to prepare the food sold at the market. She also does food demos at the mobile market. We sell our produce as part of our Small Enterprise program to Arcadia Mobile Market through Juju. Juju comes on the farm every week to visit and to collect our produce! She has been coming to the farm for 2 years, and she says what she loves about Common Good is that it’s in the “heart of the city” and is a meeting place for all kinds of people.
Submitted by commongood on October 2, 2013 - 11:39am
We have been harvesting a lot of eggplants at the farm this week! Eggplant is a great source of fiber and is often used as a meat substitute in meals. It is also a great source of potassium. Check out this recipe that features eggplant and uses an abundance of other healthy vegetables!
Submitted by commongood on September 27, 2013 - 12:53pm
JaQuan felt lucky to live across the street from a baseball field when he was growing up in public housing in a struggling pocket of Washington DC. It’s where he spent a lot of time playing ball or hanging out with friends after school.
It was a surprise the day the field was fenced off and equipment started digging up the only patch of green for blocks around. And JaQuan was even more surprised – and confused – when he saw the field becoming a farm. A farm in LeDroit Park: it was something he had never heard of and could not fathom.
Submitted by commongood on September 25, 2013 - 11:31am
As the weather gets colder, many gardens are left with green tomatoes on the vine that just won't ripen. However, unripe green tomatoes can be delicious just like red ones! Green tomatoes are firmer, more tart, and crunchier than red tomatoes, and can be prepared many different ways, such as frying, baking, or pickling. Check out this recipe for green tomato salsa for an easy way to use some of those green tomatoes!
Submitted by commongood on September 24, 2013 - 9:52am
Thank you to everyone who voted for us online and visited us at the DC Green Festival this past weekend. We were honored to be a finalist for the Ford Community Green Grant, and our staff and youth interns had a great time talking with supporters at the Green Festival. A big congratulations to our partner Arcadia for winning the $5,000 prize from Ford.
Submitted by commongood on September 20, 2013 - 3:01pm
Vivian is a long-time friend of the farm. Originally from Liberia, Vivian now lives in the neighborhood and has been coming to the farm since it was first started in Ledroit Park. When Vivian visits the farm, she likes to harvest and occasionally weed. Her favorite vegetables are corn, collards, okra, and eggplants. She also introduced us to the delicious and nutritious sweet potato green! In the picture, Vivian is helping us sort tomatoes.
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