Friday, April 15, 2016

Local First Friday: Good Sense Farm

Good Sense Farm ( was founded in 2013 by Zachary J. Curtis after he spent five years working in agriculture, according to the business’s website. The farm grows mushrooms and cultivates bee colonies to make honey and hive products for the DC-area.

“We believe there is a need for more specialized food production like apiculture and mycoculture in this city,” it says on the website.

The farm sells its products to local community supported farms and other businesses, including Honeycomb Grocer at Union Market and The Spice Suite in Takoma. 

“We build and operate custom urban growing sites, then package and market our DC Grown goods to help CSAs retain customers, restaurants meet their local sourcing goals and small grocers answer the call for year-round, local food,” Curtis wrote on the website.

Good Sense Farm also offers MycoGarden installations (to facilitate growth of edible mushrooms), holds workshops to educate about food systems, and provides consulting and site planning services for agricultural operations, according to its website. 

About the Author 
Seema Vithlani is a junior multi-platform journalism major and French minor at the University of Maryland. This spring she is also an editorial intern for Washington Gardener Magazine.
"Local First Friday" is a weekly blog series profiling independent garden businesses in the greater Washington, DC, and Mid-Atlantic region. Washington Gardener Magazine believes strongly in supporting and sourcing from local businesses first!

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