Pumpkins are 1…2…FREE!

With 10 days to go until Halloween, we are putting our pick-your-own and pre-picked pumpkins on sale. Buy 2, get one FREE!

This sale applies to our very large pick-your-own pumpkins, which go for $7 apiece, as well as our pre-picked medium jack-o-lantern pumpkins, which go for $5 apiece. This is one of the best deals around on pumpkins!

Please keep in mind that farm admission is $8 per person on weekends, $5 per person on weekdays. We accept cash and all major credit cards.

For all the details on our fall festival, click here.

CSA fall pickup is Wednesday!

No matter where you picked up your summer box, every CSA member picks up the BIG fall box at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We recommend that you bring an extra box or container for the winter squash in this year’s fall box. Also, CSA members do not pay farm admission on pickup day, so bring any kids who aren’t in school, or family members who would enjoy a visit to our farm. You can read here about the activities we have during our Fall Festival on weekdays.

Snead’s Farm 2020 CSA

Wednesday is also the last day to join the 2020 CSA at a 10 percent discount. Get all the details here

Find the SMALL SHARE box list here.

Find the FULL SHARE box list here.

Fall Festival starts Saturday!

Get ready to come play at Snead’s Farm as we open our Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28! Pumpkins, sunflowers, hayrides, mountain slides, great food and more await you on our family farm near Fredericksburg, VA.

Find all of the information here.

On weekends, we will have The Well at Snead’s Farm farm-to-table restaurant open. You can find their 2019 menu here. They’ll also be serving three different beers from Spencer Devon Brewing that are made with ingredients grown here on the farm! Please, no outside food on weekends.

And mark your calendars for Columbus Day – our Military Appreciation Day, when active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families get in for half price!

Fall Festival soft opening this weekend!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, and this is the last weekend before our Fall Festival opens! This is the time to get in to our farm and pumpkin and sunflower patch near Fredericksburg, VA, for $5 per person (children 2 and younger are free) and enjoy many of our farm attractions!

You are welcome to bring your own food or picnics to the farm this weekend only, since we will not have food vendors until Sept. 28. You can also enjoy all of our pumpkin, sunflower and play areas, including the mazes, creekside play, mountain slides, horse barn, hay barn, Modest Museum, sand piles and more. We have rabbits, goats (including babies!), horses, llamas and calves.

With farm admission, you can also peruse our pick-your-own pumpkin and sunflower fields. We have very large pumpkins available for $7 apiece, and JUMBO pumpkins of various sizes available for $20 and up. (Pumpkins are not included in admission.)

Our farm stand will close for the season on Sept. 27, so this is the last weekend to come buy raspberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, gala apples and eggs. At the stand (no admission required) we also have pie pumpkins available for $3 to $5 apiece.

When the full festival opens on Sept. 28, weekend admission will be $8 per person. In addition to current amenities, we will have hayrides every hour (included in admission) and a variety of food vendors. Get all the information on the festival here.

**And don’t forget: You can still get our CSA membership for 2020 at a 10 percent discount between now and Oct. 2. Click here for details.

We take cash and all major credit cards. We are open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dogs on leash are welcome!

Are you planning a group outing or a field trip? Click here for our event reservation form.

It’s pumpkin time!

JUMBO pumpkins are ready to pick in our Tarzan Patch. These gourds weigh in at 200 pounds and up, so you’ll want to bring some friends to help you bring them home! We are selling these four $40 apiece. Right behind the Tarzan Patch is a field of sunflowers. Pick-your-own for $1 per stem. We are open for produce shopping and play ($5 admission) daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Our medium-sized pick-your-own pumpkins are now in. Get them for $7 apiece! We’re also picking another field of our sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn. Find it on sale at the stand for 25 cents an ear!

Fall Festival Starts Sept. 28

It’s almost time for Fall Festival! This year’s festival will run Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Admission is $5 per person on weekdays; $8 per person on weekends and Columbus Day. Get all of the hours, details on what’s available when and information on our Columbus Day Military Appreciation Special on our Fall Festival Page.

Fall Festival Information

GIANT pumpkins in our Tarzan Patch

New this year at Snead’s Farm: Our “Tarzan Patch” along U.S. 17 in front of the farm is an early-bird giant pumpkin patch filled with heirloom baking pumpkins that weigh into the hundreds of pounds. You’ll find orange, white, blue and pink gourds for your cooking and decorating needs. Pick your own for $40 per GIANT pumpkin.

Right behind the pumpkins we have a row of sunflowers about to burst into peak bloom. Pick your own flowers for $1 per stem (keep in mind many stems have multiple blooms).

This is in addition to the other attractions you’ll find throughout Snead’s Farm, all of which are accessible with your $5 per person admission.

Our Snead’s Farm roadside stand will remain open through Sept. 27. Right now, we have sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn, raspberries, tall tunnel tomatoes, peaches, grapes and more.

We’re working on even more fun activities, hikes and play areas for this year’s Fall Festival, which will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Come see us at the farm. We’re open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We take cash and all major credit cards. Dogs on leash are welcome!

**And don’t let our CSA Early Bird Special pass you by! Join before Oct. 2 and get 10 percent off a small or full share! Click here for details. **

CSA Week 17: What’s in the box?

Last pickup ’til fall!

This is the last summer pickup of the 2019 CSA. Don’t forget to come to Snead’s Farm (all members, even those who normally pick up at Braehead and North Stafford) on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for your fall pickup, which will include pumpkins. Oct. 2 is also the last day to join the 2020 CSA at a 10 percent discount.


Snead’s Farm 2020 CSA

It’s already time to start thinking about the 2020 CSA! Once again, we are offering a 10 percent discount to those who join by Oct. 2, 2019. Get all the details here

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm
  • 1 quart Snead’s Farm Concord grapes
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
  • 1 jar local strawberry jam from 3 Ladies Foods

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We will not have pick-your-own on Sunday this week.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $41

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,102.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm Concord grapes
  • 1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
  • 2 jars local strawberry jam from 3 Ladies Foods

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We will not have pick-your-own on Sunday this week.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $69

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,574

Cooking Ideas

Emmett this week was remembering the grape juice his mom used to make from Concord grapes when he was growing up. The method is simple, even if you’re not an experienced canner. This blog post comes pretty close to the process he remembers. He said his father liked to eat the grapes left in the jars once the juice had been extracted. 

This is a great week to put away some sliced peaches for colder weather. Here is a no-peel method that calls for soaking the peaches in a lemon juice mixture to slow down browning. If you prefer a peeled peach, here’s another method that includes slipping the skins off after a hot water bath. 

You could also make a freezer peach pie and have instant deliciousness any time of year.