Recipe of the Week: Garden Gazpacho

Here's a great way to use a lot of farm-fresh produce! Gazpacho, a chilled Spanish soup, uses a tomato base and many other types of vegetables. This soup is perfect to make on a hot day like today. Take advantage of this great summer recipe before this weather is gone!

Faces of the Farm

Meet Greg:

Greg is one of our Green Tomorrows program participants. He comes to us from Prince George's County. It's hard for him to choose, but Greg says his favorite vegetable is the tomato. Greg's favorite thing to do on the farm is harvesting all types of produce. He really enjoys how much the farm can produce, especially the very tall okra plants! In the picture, Greg is harvesting rosemary.

Recipe of the Week: Rosemary Green Beans and Tomatoes

The farm has had a great crop of green beans this year. Eat these vegetables for a great source of B vitamins and antioxidants! Check out this recipe that combines green beans and tomatoes, another great farm staple, into a delicious side dish! Add farm-fresh rosemary and garlic for a flavorful and healthy recipe.

Faces of the Farm

Meet Jake:

Jake is a drop-in volunteer at Common Good. Today was his first time volunteering at the farm, and we are happy to have him! He lives in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of DC. Jake has worked on farms in the past, and he says his favorite farm activity is harvesting greens or potatoes. In the picture, Jake is helping us harvest peppers!

Common Good Hosts Workshop at Highland Dwellings

Common Good City Farm traveled to the Highland Dwellings in Ward 8 today to host a workshop on the raised beds that we planted with the residents earlier this year. Activities included checking on the health of the summer crops, identifying beneficial and harmful insects, and planting the beds with fall vegetables like beets, spinach, and turnip greens.

Join us at Homegrown DC: a celebration of DC farms & gardens!

We're excited to be a part of the first annual Homegrown DC, a hyper-local farmers' market and festival. Join us on Saturday, September 7th, from 4 to 7 pm at Old City Farm & Guild. We'll be there, along with other DC gardens and growers, to share our harvest and celebrate all the healthy food that's grown right here in the city. Check out the Homegrown DC Event Page for more details.

Recipe of the Week: Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Okra

Okra is an often overlooked vegetable on the farm; however, okra is both healthy and delicious! Okra is a good source of fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and has many other health benefits. There are many ways to prepare okra, from frying, to grilling, to eating it raw! For best flavor, look for finger-length, dark green pods that are firm and dry. Okra is often found in southern cooking, but is used all around the world. Check out this recipe for Indian-style stir-fried tomatoes and okra:

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 Anita:

Farm To Close For Labor Day Weekend

Common Good City Farm will be closed Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd. There will be no open hours or LEAF on either Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy the holiday weekend, and see you back on Tuesday, September 3rd!

Support Common Good at the DC Homebrewers BBQ this Saturday

Join us this Saturday, August 24thfrom 2-6pm, for the 2nd annual DC Homebrewers BBQ. The annual BBQ serves as a chance for the all-volunteer club to showcase and educate their members and the public on alternative brewing styles, sensory panels, and current industry standards to help new and advanced homebrewers take their brewing to the next level.


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