Our Story

A Healthy Passion

The Common Ground Farm is a Community Sustained Agriculure Farm. Our mission is to promote healthy life styles by offering locally grown organic produce.

How We Started

John & Pat Joslin started what is now known as the Common Ground farm in Deland, FL in a quite simple manner. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which was a love for gardening, their personal garden outgrew the limitation of their home. A parcel of land was purchased to allow for them to grow more of their favorite veggies. As they tended to this garden people would see them as they drove past and stop to ask if they sold the produce that they witnessed the Joslin's tending to so carefully.

 
How We Started

John & Pat Joslin started what is now known as the Common Ground farm in Deland, FL in a quite simple manner. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which was a love for gardening, their personal garden outgrew the limitation of their home. A parcel of land was purchased to allow for them to grow more of their favorite veggies. As they tended to this garden people would see them as they drove past and stop to ask if they sold the produce that they witnessed the Joslin's tending to so carefully.

How We've Grown

After much consideration prior to making such a commitment, both John and Pat agreed it was time to open what is now known as the Common Ground Farm. In 2007 there was a great deal of concern regarding the quality and even safety over the quality of produce commonly found in the open market. As this rise of public concern combined with the passers by witnessing the work of the Joslin's passion for quality produce would create an exponential growth in the farm from a hobby garden to a thriving Community Sustained Agriculure Farm. After starting with 18 families the growth was rapid from yeasr to year. In 2015 the farm boasts of over 125 families. In 2014 the farm added a consistent Saturday "Open to the Public Sale".