Meet Ruth Chantry & Evrett Lunquist of Common Good Farm!
Growing Good Food Through Good Farming for Over 20 Years
Welcome to Common Good Farm, a one of a kind mom & pop farm that produces certified organic and certified biodynamic vegetables and meat in Raymond, Nebraska! With over 20 years of farming, Ruth & Evrett’s dedication to the land and ecology shows in the diversity and quality of products they offer to the community.
Common Good Farm offers:
- Over 40 varieties of certified organic and biodynamic vegetables & herbs
- A huge spring / summer plant sale!
- Pastured pork, grass-fed beef & pastured-raised eggs (eggs ranked in the top 5 by the Cornucopia Institute - for more information go to https://www.cornucopia.org/scorecard/eggs/!)
Seeing the Farm as a Natural Landscape
Ruth & Evrett produce good food through soil regeneration and conscientious farming practices. When met with a farm problem, like pest or weed pressure, they look for natural and ecological solutions. When bindweed (a fast-spreading weed with a very long taproot) started affecting their farm, Ruth and Evrett decided to add pigs to the land to control the weed without synthetic herbicides. Since pigs naturally love to “root” around in the soil, they helped dig up and eat the fleshy roots of the bindweed! Since adding pigs to the land, Common Good Farm has reduced the weed pressure from bindweed.
"We feel we were called to grow good food, pure & simple."
A commitment to the community has been a core value of Common Good Farm since the beginning. Farmers Ruth & Evrett, both with urban upbringings, and have operated the oldest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the State! In 2021 customers can invest in the farm, and get farm products through their Farm Membership program. By purchasing a CSA share or a farm membership, you are investing in the farm early in the season and receiving a share of vegetables and farm products to enjoy throughout the season. Learn more about CSA’s here.
Where to Buy Products
- Common Good Farm is not selling at Farmers' Markets in 2021, but will continue to grow and sell veggies, plants, and raise their little red hens who lay fabulous eggs!
- Support their work and get great food through their Farm Membership Program - Visit their website: http://www.commongoodfarm.com/
- Find businesses that stock Common Good products: http://www.commongoodfarm.com/related-links--where-to-buy.html
- Plants available at their farm and Open Harvest, eggs available at their farm, Lincoln Natural Grocers, and Open Harvest, veggies available at farm-pop ups and their farm store during the growing season.