Our Summer Youth Program Is Here!

Our 2nd Summer Youth Program (SYP) has begun! SYP is a paid summer job that teaches practical farming skills while emphasizing teamwork, community service, and building life skills such as public speaking, financial management, and diversity awareness. This year in addition to working on the farm, our youth will be building raised beds at Union Kitchen, receiving cooking lessons from local nonprofit Brainfood, collecting the history of our farm with Smithsonian Gardens and much more.

Weekly Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Turnips, Turnip Greens, and Swiss Chard

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, we are almost at the end of our Swiss chard harvest, but only on our first batch of harvested turnips. We thought we had better combine these two nutritional powerhouses while we have the chance! This recipe makes a filling, nutritious dish that can be enjoyed as a meal by itself, or easily compliment additional meat or vegetable dishes.

Summer Open Hours

Update to our open hours: From July 1st through August 9th, the farm will be closed on Thursdays, and LEAF will be taking place on Sundays only.

Contact us at info[at]commongoodcityfarm.org if you have any questions, and hope to see you on the farm soon

Fresh Beets are the Best Beets!

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!

Cooking beets can be time consuming, but when eaten raw, beets can be simply and quickly prepared. The nutritional value of beets is diminished when they are cooked for too long, so raw beets are not only a convenient option, but a nutritious one as well! Beets are a great source of folate, have a healthy mix of antioxidants, and beet fiber is especially beneficial to digestive track health.

Join us for Community Lunches this Summer!

Community lunches are a chance for neighbors, parents, community members and supporters to come together and share our harvest. We'll host lunches on the farm at 12:30 pm on the following Fridays: July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2nd. Our Summer Youth Program participants will work with local chefs to prepare a delicious meal featuring farm-fresh produce. Come to the farm to eat, meet and learn more about what we do at CGCF and how you can further support the farm and our youth participants.

Common Good Partners with DCHA to Build Raised Beds

This weekend Common Good City Farm staff and volunteers traveled across the river to the Highland Dwellings in Ward 8 to build raised beds for the residents of the public housing complex. This project, funded by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), will bring residents of the Highland Dwellings together to grow fresh, healthy food for their community. Common Good, with the help of volunteers, residents, and DCHA staff, transformed a forgotten strip of land into a garden area that will not only produce nutritious food, but can also become a social gathering place.

Support Common Good Today!

Today is the day that Common Good joins hundreds of local nonprofits to participate in the United Way NCA's DoMore24 Campaign, a 24 hour online giving campaign. We hope that you support this exciting initiative by donating to Common Good City Farm TODAY. Don't forget to tell your friends!

Apply Now For Summer Youth Program

We're accepting applications for our paid summer youth program until May 15th. Apply now by visiting our SYP page. E-mail our youth coordinator Elizabeth at elizabeth@commongoodcityfarm.org with any questions.

Common Good Receives the Neighborhood Social Justice Award

This Sunday, April 21, 2013, Common Good City Farm was honored to receive the Neighborhood Social Justice Award given by All Souls Unitarian Church. We are so grateful for this recognition of our work.

Farm is Open for the Season!

After a great spring kick-off, the farm is now open for the season. Volunteers are welcome during open hours, so please come by.

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