Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Ron and Tony!

Ron and Tony

Ron and Tony just might have one of the most interesting viewpoints of the farm: as Property Managers for the DC Housing Authority working at the nearby Kelley Miller apartments, Ron and Tony often enjoy looking at the farm from the rooftop! “It's beautiful!” Tony says, “I love looking over and seeing it, how it's all organized in rows.” “It really looks nice from the top of the building,” Ron agrees. They both appreciate the beauty, and the delicious vegetables, that the farm adds to the community.

Farm Stand today 3-6pm!

We mustache you a question.... Have you heard about our Farm Stand, on the farm 3-6pm every Thursday? Lettuce serve you delicious fruits and vengetables! We hope you turn-ip!

Turnips, beets, lettuce, chard, arugula, collards, and more! Come and get 'em!

Grated Raw Beet Salad
Adapted from The New York Times

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Scott!

Meet Scott!

Rain or shine, we can depend on Scott coming to our weekly Farm Stand. Scott has been a farm “regular” since we launched our Stand last year, and always comes ready to snap a picture of our produce and “tweet” his finds out to his large Twitter following— something we appreciate very much!

Farm Stand today 3-6pm, weather permitting

Weather permitting, we will still be having our weekly Farm Stand today from 3-6pm!
Our bounty of delicious vegetables will include heirloom head lettuce, beets, turnips, rainbow chard, mustard greens, arugula, collard greens, and a variety of herbs. We accept cash, credit, and EBT. Stop by the farm to pick up some of our harvest! Check out the recipe below for a delicious seasonal salad using our vegetables!
Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on our Farm Stand. We will send out an announcement if we decide to postpone due to rain.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Madison!

Madison and some huge Collards!

Meet Madison!
Madison hasn’t been at Common Good City Farm for long, but has already made lots of friends with our volunteers and neighbors! Madison, an 18 year old senior from a boarding school in Virginia, is spending the month of May as an intern for CGCF. Seniors at her high school are required spend their last month of school working at nearby organizations in order to graduate. Madison chose to do her “Washington Project” at Common Good City Farm after visiting the farm last year as part of a science trip.

Stop by our first Farm Stand of the season!

Farm Kitty at a Farm Stand last year

Today is a great day, the first day this year we will be setting up our Farm Stand! Come stop by the farm between 3-6pm and check out the seasonal veggies we will have for sale. Spring means lots of greens, and today we will have huge collard greens, beautiful speckled heirloom lettuce, colorful swiss chard, arugula, and a bounty of herbs.

The stand will accept cash, credit, and SNAP today.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Adam!

Adam near his flower garden

Meet Adam!
Have you noticed a recent burst of color from newly planted flowers at Common Good City Farm? Likely, those flowers were planted by our volunteer Adam. Adam, who moved from Michigan to DC ten months ago, is affectionately known as our “flower guy” and has taken it as his personal mission to plant and grow flowers all around the farm.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Isaac!

Meet Isaac!
As many people may know, Common Good City Farm offers drop-in volunteer opportunities for all during our open hours. If you stop by during our Saturday hours, chances are you'll meet one of our most consistent drop-in volunteers -- Isaac!

Join Common Good as a City Farmer this Summer!

City Farmers is CGCF's program for volunteers who want to be involved consistently and learn more about urban farming! Commit to one day a week during our open hours and help us run our farm. City Farmers will help our Farm Manager coordinate drop in and group volunteers as well as do hands-on farm work. We have an amazing group of volunteers helping this spring and are looking for friendly, outgoing people with interest or experience in sustainable agriculture to join us this summer. The Summer 2015 session will take place between June 6 and August 21.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Charlie!

Meet Charlie!
If you visit Common Good City Farm, you may find Charlie working and getting his hands dirty! Charlie has been a member of our CSA program for 2 years, but also enjoys offering a helping hand whenever he can. Something about Common Good City Farm really stands out to Charlie, who moved to DC in 2008, and has also volunteered at DC Central Kitchen and the Food Recovery Network.

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