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    September Night on the Farm

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    Join us for A Night on the Farm! This event will feature dishes highlighting produce from the farm creatively prepared by local chef, Armani Johnson.

    Cocktail Hour: 5-6:30pm 

    The cocktail hour will feature 3 cocktails highlighting farm produce and light refreshments. 

    Cocktail Menu 

    • Basil Watermelon Margarita
    • Peach Whiskey Smash
    • Hibiscus Rose Sangria 

    Mocktails available for the Basil Watermelon Margarita & Peach Whiskey Smash.

    The cocktail hour is open to anyone, regardless if you have bought a ticket to the Seated Dinner with Chef Armani Johnson or not. One ticket will provide one attendee with 3 drink tickets. 

    Cocktail hour will wrap up at 6:30 pm, and those who wish to stay for the seated dinner must purchase tickets for that event separately. Guests who have purchased a ticket to the Dinner on the Farm must separately purchase a ticket to the Cocktail Hour, if they are interested in the Cocktail Hour. If you have purchased tickets for the Seated Dinner on the Farm, you may continue to use your tickets during the dinner. 

    Seated Dinner with Chef Armani Johnson: 6:30-8:30pm


    ~ Whipped white bean spread, tomato relish , lavash 

    ~ Heirloom tomato salad, whipped feta cheese, everything spice 

    ~ Blackened catfish, Carolina rice grits, field peas with tomato gravy 

    ~ “Peaches and cream” Summer peaches, buttermilk semifredo, brown butter cake 

    Vegetarian Option will feature Eggplant and Mushrooms, Carolina rice grits, field peas with tomato gravy.

    Please note as of September 14: ticket sales for the Vegetarian option are now closed.

    About Chef Armani Johnson

    Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Prince George's County, Maryland, Chef Armani Johnson's culinary's voice combines mid-Atlantic/southern soul and American Chinese takeout from his childhood. He has worked in numerous well-known restaurants in the DC area, including Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, Julii, Macon Bistro & Larder, and Sally's Middle name. Johnson is the former executive chef at ABC Pony, Erik Bruner-Yang's Italian-Asian bistro that, since its opening in Fall/Winter 2019, survived the pandemic with everything from daily dinner meals-to-go, doughnut specials, and burgers & pinsa comfort food. He has also served as a chef for the Power of 10 Initiative, Erik Bruner-Yang's nonprofit initiative that seeks donations to re-employ laid-off independent restaurant workers, keep the eateries open, and provide their meals to neighborhood workers on the front line of the pandemic and has since raised over a million dollars and served over 320,000 meals to essential workers and families in need across America. Johnson has been featured in Eater, Washington City Paper, local news television, Toothache Magazine, and was Esquire Magazine's Rising Star of the Year in 2020. Follow Chef Armani Johnson on Instagram at @11cutsandburns


    A Night on the Farm is our signature fundraiser event of the year to support our educational programming for youth and adults as well as our pay-what-you-can Farm Market. We are offering tickets on a sliding scale basis so that you can select the level that best works for you to support and allow us to make the event accessible to more people. 

    Each Cocktail Hour ticket includes access to the event from 5-6:30 pm and 3 drink tickets. 

    Each Seated Dinner ticket will include access to the event from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, dinner, and 1 drink ticket. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $10 each. 

    Please feel free to reach out to with any questions about ticket pricing, event logistics, or anything else! 

    If you're not able to join us, we'll miss you! Please join us in spirit and consider donating today to help us meet our fundraising goals for 2022. You can also "Sponsor a Ticket" on our event registration page to sponsor one of our complimentary tickets for residents of Kelly Miller. 


    Guests will be assigned to a table at check-in. If you wish to sit with specific people, you may buy your tickets together or let us know at check-in. 

    Private tables for groups of 6 or 8 people are available to be reserved. 

    Dietary Restrictions

    The menu contains no nuts, no pork, no beef. 

    There is dairy and gluten in the dishes.

    Please email us at if you have other questions related to dietary restrictions. 

    There is a vegetarian option available for the Blackened bass, and you may select the vegetarian option when purchasing your ticket. 

    Please note that we cannot guarantee that we can make other substitutions to the menu. 

    COVID-19 Protocol

    • All guests are required to be vaccinated or provide proof of negative COVID test 
    • Staff/ volunteers wear face masks in addition to being vaccinated
    • Common Good City Farm to change the COVID-19 protocol based on CDC and/ or DC Health guidelines.

    Severe Weather Plan  

    As the farm is an outdoor space, severe weather may impact our ability to host the event. 

    Our policy has been to reschedule events when the following weather events are forecast with a high likelihood (If it is a drizzle/ light rain, we generally do not reschedule the event and continue to host the event.) 

    Plan for rain/ severe weather date of Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

    • Severe rain and/or high winds that may cause dangerous situations
    • Thunderstorm watch or warning
    • Tornado watch or warning
    • Lighting
    • Hail
    • Excessive Heat (exceeding 103 degrees F)

    If the weather forecast is looking bad, we will be in communication about if we need to reschedule to the back-up date.

    Event Sponsorships

    If you are a company that is interested in sponsoring A Night on the Farm, email us at to discuss sponsorship options.

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