Common Good City Farm's programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. Our presence in a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-generational community creates an opportunity for people from all walks of life to spend time learning about healthy food, gaining access to it, and exercising in the process of growing it.
The diversity of Common Good City Farm's programs promote a sustainable, local food system that bridges race, class, and age to ensure food security for all people in our nation's capital.
We are growing over 5,000 pounds a food each year to share with our community.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program
Through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program, we distribute weekly bags of produce to participating members throughout the growing season. Typically, members must sign up before the season begins. We offer both full-price and income-qualifying CSA shares.
Arcadia and Common Good City Farm's Market at LeDroit Park
Shop Common Good and Arcadia's seasonal offerings right on the farm on Wednesdays from April-October (3pm-6pm). SNAP, WIC, Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, Bonus Bucks, and Produce Plus accepted.
Common Good City Farm's Market CSA is a dependable source of fresh produce without the commitment of a traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Buy credit for CGCF produce at Arcadia and Common Good City Farm's Market at LeDroit Park to redeem throughout the season.
Green Tomorrows is a hands-on farming and food access program open to low-income families and individuals. Through this program, we pair education with produce distribution to empower individuals to grow and cook fresh food while providing produce from the farm to supplement their diets.
Small Enterprise Program
We sell a select portion of our produce to local restaurants and food producers through our
Small Enterprise Program to help sustain Common Good City Farm's programs..
More than a farm, we are an outdoor learning center providing education to all ages.
Youth Education programs at Common Good City Farm include an afternoon program for neighborhood youth, field trips for DC area schools, a Youth Employment Program for high school students, and in-class lessons on farming and food.
Seed to Table Workshops
Throughout the year, we offer Seed to Table Workshops about various aspects of gardening, nutrition, and cooking. Most workshops are held on the farm. All
workshops are open to the public and free for income-qualifying residents.
Herbal Apprenticeship Program
The Herbal Apprenticeship Program is designed to enhance participants' knowledge and experience with culinary and medicinal herbs through hands-on education. Apprentices work with the farm's approximately 50 different herbs throughout the season, from seedling to harvest.
Our half-acre urban farm demonstrates sustainable urban farming techniques. Not just veggies, our site includes a fruit orchard, beehives, and a community compost cooperative.
City Farmers Volunteer Program
The City Farmers volunteer program is for individuals interested in a making a regular commitment to the farm. City Farmers are involved with volunteer coordination and hands-on farm work, providing the opportunity to get more involved with the running of the farm and to learn about sustainable agriculture and community engagement.
We offer several open volunteer days and group volunteer opportunities each season for those who want to get their hands dirty on the farm. We also offer opportunities to volunteer with our youth programs, these openings are posted on our homepage when available.
Neighborhood Compost Cooperative
Community members are invited to join our compost cooperative. After a 1 hour training you can become a member and are able to drop off compostable materials on your own schedule.
Visit our What We Grow page to learn more about Common Good City Farm's vegetable production.