common good farm
Common Good Farm, located in Raymond, Nebraska, is owned and operated by Ruth Chantry and Everett Lunquist. Common Good Farm is a mom & pop family farm now starting our 21st season. We're a small, sustainable, certified organic & Biodynamic family farm, growing good food since Autumn of 1996 for southeast Nebraska. We are just 15 miles northwest of Lincoln, near Raymond. We’re committed to sustaining a family farm in Lancaster County to provide delicious, healthful food for our community & neighbors...to tend the soil, grow the food & love the land.
We grow over 45 different kinds of produce -- 4 acres of veggies & herbs. We also have veggie & herb plants in the springtime at our organic plant sale, raise pastured pork, grass-fed beef & a pasture-based laying flock for certified organic eggs. The heartbeat of our farm is our CSA, offering seasonal CSA shares with an option for a 12-week and 15-week Summer CSA & a separate Fall Harvest CSA... We're at Old Cheney Farmer’s Market in Lincoln also.
They believe local food/products are important because: Common Good Farm is a certified organic & certified Biodynamic®/Demeter farm – one of about 150 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 & conscientious farming practices. 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. Through it we develop ourselves as individuals & farmers to serve our land & our community through agriculture. Biodynamics & sustainable farming are exciting & creative endeavors...directed but not prescriptive. Why do we farm the way we do? We feel called to grow good food, pure & simple...for people we know or come to know. Farming this way provides that which is uplifting nutritionally & spiritually for us & for our customers.
We provide much that is delicious & hopeful & dynamic in CSA & sustainable farming:
Stewardship of our human, animal & plant communities.
Growing & providing the most local, delicious, nutritious foods we can...good food for the spirit & the body.
- Preserving & creating wildlife habitats with farmer as land steward.
- A family owned & operated farm that is supported by the community & in turn supports the community with good food & good farming.
- Engaging, supporting & helping to sustain the most local food system we can...this creates some level of personal sovereignty that isn't part of any industrial food system in business since 1996...our 21st season! certified organic & Biodynamic…
Common Good Farms has been a member of Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska since the beginning. As a founding member, we feel BFBLN is a wonderful on-going opportunity to connect with people across Nebraska about local food & what our farm has to offer. On-going inquiries from folks keeps new interest coming and it helps folks that are just beginning to think about eating locally, organically, seasonally to find additional resources.