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 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.

Join us for our Spring Kick-Off!

Please come by the farm on Saturday, April 13th and join us as we welcome spring and gear up for a great season.

Looking for Farm Field Trip Volunteers

We're currently looking for volunteers to assist with field trips on the farm. If you like 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 Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, from mid-April through June.

Eat Local: Six Course Dining Experience for Common Good City Farm

Our friends at Cause, DC's philanthropub, are hosting a dinner to benefit the farm. The six course meal will highlight our produce, and 100% of the ticket price will be donated to the farm! Please join us on Tuesday, March 26th, at 7 pm for this exciting dinner.


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