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
OUR ANNUAL ORGANIC PLANT SALE is OPEN! 9 - 6 daily & we're still planting to keep options available for folks that are ready to get plants in now & later! Some of the varietal information has been updated for 2021 (for tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers & eggplant) & we'll revisit over the next couple of weeks again. You can count on most of the same basics from cool season veg like lettuces, cabbage, broccoli and similar to your favorite tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and hot peppers. And we always add a few new things to keep it fun...we ALL like to plant new things! We have a wonderful selection of perennial herbs & we keep the basil in stock on-going as we get into early May. Mid-April has us with a bridge between seasons...the first tomatoes, peppers & basils are ready & tons of cool season veg as well, including onions & leek plants. THOUSANDS of certified organic plants grown here! You can also find a nice selection of our plants at Open Harvest in Lincoln...but the full selection is at the farm. REMINDER THAT WE ARE FOCUSING ON-FARM TO CONNECT WITH OUR CUSTOMERS THIS SEASON...PLAN ON VISITING US AT THE FARM TO STOCK UP ON YOUR PLANTS!
NOTE THAT N. 14th St north of Lincoln is closed for bridge repair. 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. Watch for the black and yellow plant sale signs!
2021 FARM MEMBERSHIPS Common Good Farm 2021 FARM MEMBERSHIPS available now! 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'll butchering for ground beef in late May & mid-June 2021. 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.