Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Charlotte and DeVontae

SYP Team Leaders

For our Summer Youth Program (SYP) to run smoothly and be a positive experience for our youth participants, we depend on two wonderful SYP Team Leaders: Charlotte and DeVontae! It is their job to coach and mentor our SYP youth through farm work, workshops, and field trips. Both Charlotte and DeVontae bring years of experience, a bounty of knowledge, and abundant enthusiasm to the program—an excitement about learning and farming that rubs off on our participants throughout the summer.

Reminder: Donations to the farm must be approved in advance

We are happy to be part of such a great community and appreciate that many people think of Common Good City Farm when they have materials to donate. We would like to remind everyone that any donations to the farm must be approved in advance by emailing us or speaking directly with our farm manager.
Our space is small and we ask that you do not leave unsolicited items for us: including yard waste, construction materials, and any other donated items.

Farm Closed This Thursday 8/6

Open Hours and LEAF will be cancelled this Thursday, August 6th so that we can host a special celebration with our summer youth program participants and their families.
Our weekly farm stand will be moved to Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Open Hours this week will be
Wednesday, August 5, 3 - 7 pm, Open Hours AND Farm Stand- come get some great produce!
Saturday, August 8, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday, August 9, 3 - 6 pm

Thank you!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Josephine!

Josephine at the Farmstand

Josephine is one of the newer faces on the farm, and we are so happy to have her join our team as Program and Outreach Coordinator! Josephine is organizing our Seed-To-Table Workshops, cultivating and expanding our Small Enterprise partnerships, and running our weekly Farm Stand.

Join Common Good as a Fall City Farmer!

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 had amazing volunteers helping this year and are looking for friendly, outgoing people with interest or experience in sustainable agriculture to join us this fall and help us finish our season. The Fall 2015 session will take place between August 15 and October 31.

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.


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