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.

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

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!


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