Common Ground's Feast from the Fields 2020

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 at 5:30pm

New Haven, CT 06515

$25 - $400

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Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world.

Join on September 25th – 27th to share in food and community. Feast 2020 will be a hybrid virtual and limited onsite experience.

Like so much in our communities and lives, Feast from the Fields 2020 will look different this year. Thanks to the coming together of many hearts and minds we are moving forward, in a new way. Rather than gathering together at Common Ground, we will be bringing the Fields home to you!


Every Feast ticket comes with the following:

  • Access to live virtual cooking lessons by beloved local chefs (all lessons will be recorded if you are unable to tune in live. Every box will also include printed step by step recipes and instructions)
  • Full recipe kits for each lesson with our farm’s fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients!
  • A made from scratch dessert by Common Ground Chef Fathiya Williams aka Chef T!
  • A Common Ground bouquet ranging in size depending on ticket
  • A limited edition cookbook made by our students, and more!
  • We now offer a youth ticket that includes: recipe kits, virtual cooking lessons + and a live virtual lesson with our baby goats!


  • VIRTUAL COOKING LESSONS FROM LOCAL CHEFS – Each box will have recipes provided by local chefs like Kevin of KAWIT! Filipino BBQ
  • LOCAL PRODUCE, HERBS, FLOWERS + GROCERY ITEMS FOR RECIPES – Your Feast Box will be filled to the brim with Common Ground flowers, Common Ground farm produce + locally sourced ingredients for featured recipes! 
  • COMMON GROUND STUDENT COOKBOOK + OTHER GOODIES – Every Feast Box includes a limited edition cookbook with recipes explored by our Cooking Club + many more special treats! 


Thursday Sept. 24 and Friday Sept. 25th - 
Pick up your Feast Box or have it delivered. Sign up sheets will be sent out for a pick up time slot so that you can enjoy the Common Ground site safely. Depending on regulations at the time, enjoy live music while you pick up!

Friday Sept. 25th –
Enjoy the first night of Feast with our featured chef from Firehouse 12! Tune in from 5:30-7:00 pm for a live cocktail (or mocktail) and food pairing lesson with Matt Scialabba of Firehouse 12 and Audrey Nefores of Common Ground over Zoom.

Saturday Sept. 26th –
Enjoy the second night of Feast with our featured chefs from Sanctuary Kitchen and Kawit! Filipino BBQ! Tune in from 4:30-6:30 pm *with a break* for two lessons, a hearty vegetarian side with Sanctuary and a Filipino entree with Kawit!

Sunday Sept. 27th – 
The final day of Feast and our first ever FEAST FOR YOUTH EVENT! If you purchase a feast youth ticket, you will receive a youth meal cooking kit and access to tune in LIVE on Sunday from 2-3 pm for a youth lesson with our baby goats. For the youth lesson, tune in for a live taste test with our baby goats to find out…will they eat that? Using all the ingredients from the youth recipe kit. 

*All looking lessons will be recorded and expect special visits from Common Ground staff and students throughout!*


There’s so many ways to participate in Feast 2020! This year, you can purchase an Individual (adult) ticket for $50, a ‘Pay it Forward’ ticket for $75, a Youth ticket for $25 or a Gathering ticket for $400. Purchase your tickets today and check out ticket details below:

  • Individual (Adult) Ticket - $50 - 1 ticket = access to live virtual cooking lessons with local chefs, locally sourced fresh produce and food items for recipes, miniature flower arrangement and ingredients for cocktails or mocktails. *ENOUGH FOOD FOR ONE. 

  • 'Pay it Forward' Ticket - $75 - 1 ticket = 1 individual ticket plus a $25 donation to Common Ground that supports our work in our most critical year yet and helps us provide tickets to your neighbors and community. 

  • Individual (Youth) Ticket - $25 - (child ages 5-13) 1 ticket = access to virtual youth centered cooking lessons, locally sourced fresh produce and food items for recipes, a children's bouquet + an interactive Nature Lesson. *ENOUGH FOOD FOR ONE. 

  • Gathering (Adult) Ticket - $400 - 1 ticket = access to live virtual cooking lessons for multiple courses, locally sourced produce and food items for recipes, large flower arrangement and ingredients for cocktails or mocktails for the entire gathering. *ENOUGH FOOD FOR A FEAST FOR EIGHT.

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Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on our school, farm and environmental programs, this is our most critical feast yet. All the funds raised through tickets sales, donations, and sponsorships will go directly to our efforts to support our students, teachers, families and greater New Haven community. We are deeply grateful for your support of Feast. Make donation here!

Become a sponsor today! There’s so many perks to sponsoring Feast. Learn all about them by clicking here! If you are interested in sponsoring this event — reach out to today.

For additional info, you can also call: (203) 389-4333

Featured Chefs + Community Partners: 

Sanctuary Kitchen


Firehouse 12 

Sponsored by:

Bounty Sponsors: 

Dr. Julie Peters, MD, Psychiatry, New Haven, CT

Plenty Sponsors: 

The Westmount Group, LLC

Harvet Sponsors: 

Chabaso Bakery


Cultivator Sponsors:

Coleen Campbell + Family 

New Haven Bank 

Brown & Brown Insurance 

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