good food grown well season 25!
Common Good Farm is in our 25th season of growing good food (& plants) through good farming in Lancaster County, Nebraska! We’re a mom & pop farm...food is grown from seed to harvest by Evrett Lunquist & Ruth Chantry. Our farm is located just 1.5 miles north of Raymond, Nebraska. Farming in Southeast Nebraska since 1996, we are a certified organic & certified Biodynamic®/Demeter farm – one of about 150 Demeter-certified Biodynamic farms in the United States. In some ways, the certifications are just a reflection of our striving to grow the highest quality produce, eggs & meat through soil vitality & regeneration & conscientious farming practices. We use Biodynamic & organic seeds as available, focus on open-pollinated & heirloom varieties & limit our use of hybrids.
Our impulse for farming Biodynamically comes from our experience with observing plants as living things, not merely as passive recipients of soil-based nutrients. With Biodynamics, farming is about creating a whole farm as a vibrant entity through the farmers’ impulses. Biodynamics & sustainable farming are exciting & creative endeavors...directed but not prescriptive.
We grow over 45 different kinds of produce -- 2 acres of veggies & herbs. We also offer an organic plant sale each Spring-into-Summer, raise certified organic pastured hogs and 100% grass-fed/grazed beef & a pasture-based laying flock for gorgeous certified organic eggs.
We feel called to grow good food, pure & simple...for people we know or come to know. We steward the earth through our work, growing the most delicious, nutritious foods we can...truly good food grown well! As stewards & through our farming practices, we preserve & create wildlife habitats, enliven plant & animal communities, as well as continue to create a livelihood on our small diversified family farm.
In 2020, we changed to Farm Memberships for those that want to join in...a change from our long-standing traditional boxed CSA. Check it out & jump in for 2021.
Eggs are available year-round at the farm & at Open Harvest & at Natural Grocers in Lincoln. Open Harvest also carries our produce seasonally. Meats are butchered throughout the year.
Here are the highlights again...busy farm, good food, jump in & dig deeper!
updates & events
GRAB & GO PRODUCE BAGS -- This is where it's at this season! We've been offering weekly opportunities to get the freshest certified organic produce, grown & packed up fresh for you to pick up on-farm. Watch for our weekly emails by jumping onto our email list. We also send out information on bulk veg opportunities in season...like kale, basil, tomatoes and more! Custom orders & on-farm pop-ups are also other options to be on the lookout for this season.
PLANT SALE 2021 -- We've mostly wrapped up the 2021 plant sale season...mid-July leaves us with some perennial herbs, horseradish, rhubarb and asaparagus...and a little kale and a few perennial flowers. Catch us by chance through the end of July for any remaining plants!
NOTE: North 14th St out of Lincoln is closed until Fall 2021. If you are coming to the farm from Lincoln, best route is Hwys 34 & 79 and continue from there. You can find us on Google maps also. We're 1.5 miles north of Raymond on NW 40th.
2021 FARM MEMBERSHIPS -- SOLD OUT but more importantly, ANYONE can shop & buy at the farm! Anyone can support & shop...membership not required! A simple, hopeful, delicious opportunity if you choose to jump in! Find more info about it here!
GET THE INFO & stay up-to-date! Jump onto our email list (and watch Facebook) to get on-going information about pop-ups on-farm and notification to reserve a grab & go veggie & herb bag, meat forms, and other updates.
PASTURED PORK -- Contact us for order form for 2021 pork for a fall ordering cycle. Too good to miss out...grown right here. Contact us for forms!
100% GRASS-FED/GRAZED BEEF -- We have ground beef & beef soup bones available. You can get as little as one pound or as much as we have available! Contact us to get on our email list for future ordering rounds.
Find our pastured, certified organic eggs year round at Open Harvest in Lincoln at 1618 South St, at Natural Grocers in Lincoln and on farm by arrangement. Our eggs received a Gold Star Exemplary rating in The Cornucopia Institute's Organic Egg Scorecard...read more here! Our certified organic eggs are rated Gold Star Exemplary Eggs! We're part of The Cornucopia Institute's Organic Egg Scorecard and our eggs are ranked FIFTH IN THE NATION! Find more about it here with our gold standard exemplary rating!
ON-LINE PAYMENT & DONATION OPTIONS! We're old-school with payments, but we have a few on-line payment options. You can donate a box of veg (or plants or eggs...farmers' discretion), and we have options for paying on-line for our farm membership, plants & veg in season. Easy-peasy!
Available at the Farm Gate: Find more details under Farm Offerings for what we're currently have available.
Common Good Farm In the News & On the Web: Lincoln's Journal Star highlighted a video documentary project that Open Harvest produced in 2012. Find the Journal Star article here. The Open Harvest "Higher Ground" documentary video (parts one & two) are on Vimeo part 1 and part 2.
Directions to the Farm from Lincoln: go north on 10th st., following it as it becomes Hwy 34 west. Continue past Kawasaki, turning north/right onto Hwy 79. Continue to Raymond Rd. (flashing yellow light) & turn east/right. Go 1 mile to NW 40th St. Turn left/north & go 1 1/2 miles. Farm is west side of the road. If you get to Davey Road you went to far. ( Address is: 17201 NW 40th St., Raymond, NE, 68428 NOTE: N. 14th St. out of Lincoln will be closed for some months beginning March 2021...best to choose another route such as the one listed above.