Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Ben!


Ben has been coming to Common Good City Farm, which is located right next to his apartment, since it’s opening in LeDroit Park in 2009. Stop by the farm and you may see him reclining at one of the picnic tables, ready to make lively conversation with any of our staff, volunteers, or visitors. “I didn’t think a farm was going to last that long here,” Ben says with a chuckle, “but I am happily surprised that is has!” Ben, who used to work on farms in his younger years, thinks that having fresh vegetables is a boon for the community. “Its nice for the neighbors,” he says.

Farm Stand Today, 3-6 PM

harvest August 09

Join us for our Farm Stand today from 3-6 PM on the farm! We’re selling summer squash, tomatoes, chard, okra, collard greens, basil, beans, flowers and more. We’ll also have a yummy sample highlighting our available produce. We accept EBT/ SNAP, Senior FMNP, Produce Plus, and WIC.

Farm Closing Early This Wed 7/15

We will be closing the farm Open Hours early this Wednesday, July 15, at 6 pm, instead of 7 pm.

Farm Open Hours this week will be Wednesday, July 15, 3 - 6 pm
Thursday, July 16, 3-6 pm, Open Hours AND Farm Stand, come buy some of our produce
Saturday, July 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday, July 19, 3 - 6 pm

Thank you!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet the Participants of our 2015 Summer Youth Program!

SYP 2015

Last week, Common Good City Farm launched our fourth Summer Youth Program. Through this 6-week paid job program, youth participants engage in hands-on farm work while learning about sustainable agriculture, food security, and developing workforce readiness skills. This year, we are joined by 10 exceptional young people. Some youth came to our program through The Mayor Marion S.

Farm Stand today, 3-6 PM


Come check out our Farm Stand today from 3-6 PM on the farm! We’ve got summer squash, carrots, collard greens, chard, basil, beans, cucumbers, bell peppers, and fresh cut flowers.
Also, come try some yummy summer squash samples!
We accept EBT/ SNAP, Senior FMNP, Produce Plus, WIC.

Charity Trivia at Solly's for Common Good City Farm this Wednesday


Have a memory for facts? Great at Jeopardy? Neither of those things, but love Common Good City Farm? Come join us Wednesday July 8th at Solly's Tavern on U Street for Charity Trivia night!

Drink specials, snacks, trivia, and fun. 10% of drink proceeds will go towards Common Good City Farm. Fun starts at 8pm, and we hope to see you there!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Amelie!

Amelie amongst Echinacea flowers

For Amelie, the trip is a little farther than most who frequent Common Good City Farm: she travels all the way from Baltimore to attend the Herbal Apprentice Program (HAP), which meets monthly. Amelie found out about the program via the internet and jumped at the chance to attend as part of the scholarship opportunity. “I really enjoy the teacher, Tricia. It’s so much better to learn from a person than a book,” Amelia says about the HAP program.

ABC7 airs news feature on our LEAF program

Learning about seeds at LEAF

Common Good City Farm earned the title of "Hogan's Hero" for our LEAF program! Check out the news feature, which aired on ABC7 on July 1st:

Farm Closed This Weekend for July 4th

The farm will be closed this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the July 4th holiday weekend.

This means there will be no open hours or programs. We hope you have a great weekend and we will see you back on the farm next week!

We will be open tomorrow and will have lots of produce available at our Farmstand from 3-6.

After the holiday, normal open hours schedule will resume Wednesday, July 8th at 3 pm

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Tricia!

Tricia in the herb garden

Our resident Herbalist Tricia, has been with Common Good City Farm almost since the beginning. The farm moved to its current location in the fall of 2009, and Tricia began working on the medicinal herb garden the following spring. If you enter the farm through the Park, you will see the beautiful herb garden that Tricia has designed— full of colorful and unique medicinal herbs. All of the herbs have wonderful health effects, from calming an upset stomach, to helping mend broken bones and scrapes!


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