Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato Greens Salad

Over the summer we will post recipes featuring fresh ingredients that we are growing on Common Good City Farm. Check back weekly to see what we are harvesting!

Sweet potato greens are the often overlooked component of the sweet potato plant, but they are healthy, delicious, and easy to work with!  These greens are good sources of both vitamin K and A as well as protein and iron.  Sweet potato greens are most similar to spinach in taste and texture, but can be prepared in a variety of ways, from sautéing to salads. Check out this Filipino-inspired recipe, adapted from motherearthnews.com:

Become a Farm Field Trip Volunteer!

We're currently looking for volunteers to assist with field trips on the farm. If you enjoy working with children and being outside, this is a great opportunity! Volunteers will work with staff to run activities for students, covering topics like composting, pollination and farm work. Field trips are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, from September through October.

2013 SYP Recap and Highlights


Our Summer Youth Program wrapped up last Friday. You can read about the summer's successes and what the youth learned by checking out our SYP recap here.

Recipe of the Week: Cucumber Tomato Salad

Over the summer we will post recipes featuring fresh ingredients that we are growing on Common Good City Farm. Check back weekly to see what we are harvesting!

At the farm this week, we have an abundance of cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil. What better way to combine them than in a cool, refreshing salad? This salad is easy to prepare and combines many farm-fresh ingredients for the perfect summer side dish.

Buy John & Kira's Chocolate This Week to Support Common Good!

This week, August 13th - 19th, our friends at John & Kira's will be donating 40% of all Enchanted Garden Trio 9 and 16pc sales to Common Good! The Enchanted Garden trio boxes feature a delectable combination of chocolate cherries, oranges, and apples! Click HERE to learn more about John & Kira's and how Common Good City Farm helps them make urban chocolate bars. And while you are there, don't forget to order their Enchanted Garden Trio!

Faces of the Farm


Meet Oliver:

Oliver is a weekly volunteer at Common Good City Farm. He travels from Takoma Park, Maryland to help us out! Oliver says his favorite thing to do is harvest the produce from the farm because it is easier than weeding and he likes the results. In the picture, Oliver is helping to fertilize the tomatoes!

Faith-Based Gardening Workshop

Join us on the farm this Saturday, August 10th at 10:30am to learn about faith-based gardening! Tambra Raye Stevenson will lead a workshop exploring the connection between faith and gardens. Topics covered will include Biblically-based crops, faith-based community gardens, and garden planning.

Register Here!

Read about other workshops here.

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Potato Squash Casserole

Over the summer we will post recipes featuring fresh ingredients that we are growing on Common Good City Farm. Check back weekly to see what we are harvesting!

Recently at the farm we have been harvesting our potatoes! Potatoes are a lot of fun to harvest and can be even more fun to cook with. Check out this recipe that combines potatoes with summer squash and onion to make a delicious, filling casserole with lots of fresh ingredients!

Registration Now Open for Fall Field Trips

Field trips to Common Good will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September and October. If you're interested in bringing your class for a farm visit, you can read more about our trips and reserve a spot by visiting our Field Trips Page. We cover material that meets DCPS standards, and we recently received a DC Farm to School stamp of approval from our friends at DC Greens.

Faces of the Farm

One of the most compelling elements of Common Good is the sense of community that is being fostered on the farm. At any given time one can see faces, young and old, from different backgrounds, gathered on the farm to lend a hand, attend a workshop, and engage in a lively conversation. We want to share some of these faces with you. Each week we will take a moment to learn a little bit more about our community members. We hope you will visit us and become one of our Faces of the Farm.

Meet Howard:

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