This Week at Common Ground

September 28th - October 4th

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Wow! We had such a blast at Feast from the Fields and hope you did too.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, chefs, students, staff, volunteers, and guests who made it such a special evening!

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Last September Farm Stand!

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 3-5pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

You can still enjoy a bounty of the MOST local, fresh and sustainably grown food around all cultivated with joy and good humor by students, volunteers, young farmers, (and one old one)!

We accept Farmers Market WIC checks (FMNP/SFMNP) and SNAP.

September Harvest Includes:

Lots of beautiful tomatoes

peppers in all colors




carrots, zukes and cukes


and so much more...

Mad Yellow Eggs of course!

September farm stands are on Wednesdays from 3PM - 5PM.

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Volunteer on the Farm!

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am-1pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

You make our garden flourish! Meet awesome people and green up your thumb by volunteering on our sustainably managed market garden!

Summer farm work can include: preparing beds, transplanting, and working in the greenhouses. Get your wheelbarrowing on and join the fun...

Meet at the Harvest Pavilion at the lower garden. Drop in anytime Saturdays between 10am-1pm and stay for as little or as much as you would like. If you are under 18 years old you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian please. We LOVE groups! Call to schedule a group to come and volunteer. Contact Farmer Shannon at or call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Open Farm Day

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am-2pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Explore our beautiful urban farm, help dig and plant in the children’s garden, and visit with the animals. The animal yards are open for visitors to meet our chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, sheep, and pigs. Trail maps are available for self-guided hikes in West Rock Park, including the family-friendly Old Oak Nature Trail.

This is a free event, donations welcomed.

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Beekeeping Basics

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 1-3pm

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT

Join Environmental Educator and Beekeeper extraordinaire, Tim Dutcher, for a beekeeping basics workshop and honey tasting!

This workshop is for adults and young adults. RSVP required- will be canceled if registration is low. Sliding scale, $15 – $35. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. FREE for CGHS students- $10 for CGHS family members.

Contact Jesse with questions or to register at or call (203)389-4333 x1221. Or register online!

Community Clean-Up!

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Community Clean-Up & BBQ!

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am-4pm

Science Park

New Haven, CT

On Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 10am-4pm, folks will be meeting up at Science Park in New Haven to do a local community clean up. When everyone's done, there will be a bar-b-q for everyone in attendance. This is a great way to help out locally, but also enjoy some bbq and have a good time. High school students can receive community service hours for their school through this event. All are welcome to attend! Meet @ 1 Science Park - New Haven at 10am.

RSVP by email to Carla Lia at or call the main office.

Special community events!

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Growing Food, Growing Community: Planting new ideas for positive change

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 5:30-8pm

200 Dixwell Avenue

New Haven, CT

Join members of the New Haven Food Policy Council for a family-friendly community gathering. Will include hands-on seed starting demo, short film, and discussion about issues, ideas, and resources related to food in New Haven. All are welcome!

Visit each Branch:

Saturday, October 3rd

Mitchell: 2:30PM - 5PM

Wednesday, October 21st

Ives: 5:30PM - 8PM

Saturday, October 24th

Fair Haven: 2:30PM - 5PM

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