Face of the Farm: Meet Quinten

Quinten is the Chef at Big Bear Cafe, a neighborhood cafe in Bloomingdale. Quinten and Big Bear Cafe have been a big supporter of Common Good City Farm, especially through purchasing our produce such as our okra, cucumbers, and chard through our Small Enterprise program.

Pawpaws!

Our pawpaws are ripe! Check out our Pawpaw Smoothie from Program and Outreach Coordinator Josephine Chu, featured in the Washingtonian.

Josephine's Pawpaw Smoothie
Serves 4

You will need:
3 pawpaws
1 avocado
2 frozen ripe bananas (the browner, the better)
1/2 cup milk (can be substituted with almond, coconut, or soy milk)

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Avi!

Currently one of our dedicated LEAF volunteers, Avi has been a face of the farm for 4 years now! He first visited the farm as a drop-in volunteer. After learning about the opportunity to be a volunteer educator in our LEAF (Learning for Agriculture, Environment, and Food) after-school program, Avi (who used to be a camp counselor) committed to coming to Common Good City Farm on a weekly basis to help teach local kids about gardening, nutrition, and cooking.

Farm Closed this Weekend and Wed 9/9

The farm will be closed for Labor Day weekend and for an event September 9th.
There will be no open hours this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or next Wednesday.
There will be no LEAF program on Sunday 9/6 or Wednesday 9/9.

Farm Open Hours this week will be
Wednesday, September 2, 3 - 7 pm, Open Hours
Thursday, September 3, 3 - 6 pm, Open Hours and Farm Stand
Stop by for some produce before the holiday weekend!

Our regular schedule will resume next Thursday, September 10.

Thank you!

Join us for a Field Trip on the Farm this Fall!

Bring your class to the farm this Fall! Field trips are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be scheduled to begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, or 11:00 am. Each field trip is 1.5 hours long and the materials covered meet DCPS standards and can be tailored to specific class requests. Topics include: plant needs, composting and worms, harvesting, insects, and nutrition. Introduce your students to how food grows and the science of urban agriculture.

Sign up for our Canning Workshop on Sept 23

Canning Workshop Flyer

There's nothing better than opening up a jar of home-preserved tomatoes or jam on a dark winter night, and remembering the warmth and bounty of summer! This class will cover basic canning for the beginner, using simple, inexpensive equipment. We'll learn the boiling water bath method, which can be used to safely preserve fruits (including jams and jellies), tomatoes, and pickles. This is a hands-on class so come prepared to get cookin'! This workshop will be taught by Bradley Kennedy.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Emily!

While much of her time is spent in the office rather than on the Farm, our Office Manager and Field Trip Coordinator Emily is vital to the successful operation of Common Good City Farm. “I first worked with Common Good as a field trip volunteer,” Emily says, “and then in early 2014 I started the Office Manager position.” Since then, Emily has worked primarily behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly. “I’m really interested in food justice, and I worked on a rural farm before moving to DC.

Join Us for A Night on the Farm

Rain Date! Due to expected rainy & cold weather, tomorrow’s A Night on the Farm event will be rescheduled for next Thursday, October 8th. Same great event, one week later. Tickets for the rescheduled event are still available. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here for registration information.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Amelie!

For Amelie, the trip is a little farther than most who frequent Common Good City Farm. Amelie travels all the way from Baltimore to attend the Herbal Apprentice Program (HAP), which meets monthly. Amelie found out about the program via the internet, and jumped at the chance to attend as part of the scholarship opportunity. “I really enjoy the teacher, Tricia. It’s so much better to learn from a person than a book,” Amelia says about the HAP program. “It’s also wonderful that so many of the other apprentices come in with their own knowledge.”

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Charlotte and DeVontae

SYP Team Leaders

For our Summer Youth Program (SYP) to run smoothly and be a positive experience for our youth participants, we depend on two wonderful SYP Team Leaders: Charlotte and DeVontae! It is their job to coach and mentor our SYP youth through farm work, workshops, and field trips. Both Charlotte and DeVontae bring years of experience, a bounty of knowledge, and abundant enthusiasm to the program—an excitement about learning and farming that rubs off on our participants throughout the summer.

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