good food grown well season 24!
Common Good Farm is in our 24th season of growing good food 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 1/2 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 -- 4 acres of veggies & herbs. We also offer an organic plant sale each Spring-into-Summer, raise certified organic pastured pork 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.
We're changing our long-standing traditional CSA for 2020 to a FARM MEMBERSHIP. Check it out & jump in! Find us at Sunday Farmers' Market at College View in Lincoln...Sundays beginning the last Sunday in April.
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
NEW FOR 2020! Common Good Farm FARM MEMBERSHIP! SOLD OUT FOR 2020! Anyone can support & shop...membership not required! A simple, hopeful, delicious opportunity! Find more info about it here!
Sunday Farmers Market IS OPEN each Sunday, from 10 am - 2 PM! Find us there weekly at the southwest corner of market. Plenty of elbow room AND selection at market...stop by & be delighted with the options. Discover additional information about market at the market site.
GRAB & GO BAGS & POP-UPS! 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. We've been offering this almost weekly through the late Spring & into Summer as another option...otherwise we would love to see you at Sunday Market!
PLANT SALE UPDATE! What a fantastic response to the on-farm plant sale for this Spring...as always, but even more so with lots of newer interest in gardening, and expanded gardens. As of mid-July, we are still bringing plants to market AND we have the sale set up at this time still for what remains...and we're working on a limited amount of fall plants this year...cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kale and similar. We still have cucumbers and zucchini, some perennial herbs and miscellaneous. OPEN Thursday - Saturday at the farm for the late season goods, or find us at market. We ask that you come to shop at the farm only if healthy.
We've added an item in our on-line cart for MISCELLANEOUS PLANT QUANTITY & produce as well TO PAY ON-LINE! PLEASE PAY with CHECKS OR CREDIT CARD at the farm & any in-town pop-up or you can PAY ON-LINE for your plants or produce.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PASTURED PORK -- Our OCTOBER 2020 ROUND IS SOLD OUT! Contact us for order form for 2021 pork! Too good to miss out...grown right here, processed USDA Certified Organic of course! Contact us for forms!
100% GRASS-FED/GRAZED BEEF -- We have a small round of our certified organic beef going mid-MAY 2020. SOLD OUT of portions & ground beef; AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: bones, tallow & organ meats. Contact us for order form & questions.
Find us at the Sunday Farmers Market in College View! Sundays from 10 am- 2 pm in the College View neighborhood of Lincoln, you'll find us at our spot just off Lowell Ave & 48th Sts. Find out more info about market, weekly specials, Double up Food Bucks, give-aways & more through the market website & links to their facebook page.
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 and at Sunday Farmers' Market at College View in season. 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)! 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. (There are other routes but note that Raymond Rd at N. 1st Street is closed through Autumn 2019). Address is: 17201 NW 40th St., Raymond.