Pumpkins are ready for picking!

Snead's Farm pumpkins

Thousands of big, beautiful orange pumpkins are ready for picking in our front field! We are open daily 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

With your $5 farm admission, you can pick the largest pumpkin you can find in our field and take it home for $7. Pick your own sunflowers in our fields for 50 cents a stem. Also enjoy the last of the summer produce–peaches, corn and tomatoes–at our farm stand.

We’ve opened some of our Fall Festival attractions, including the Mountain Slides, rope swings, Out of my Gourd Maze and more.

Farm admission will remain at $5 per person (2 years old and younger free) this weekend and weekdays throughout the season.

Our Fall Festival officially kicks off Saturday, Sept. 29. Starting then, admission on weekends and Columbus Day will be $8 per person (2 years old and younger free). We will have hayrides and The Well at Snead’s Farm restaurant with craft beer operating on weekends and Columbus Day.

Please note that we do have weddings taking place on the farm this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 22 and 23). The hay barns and willow arch will be off-limits to non-wedding visitors, but you can still come explore the rest of the farm and pick pumpkins.

We hope to see you on the farm this fall!

Tomatoes on sale now!

Snead's Farm Tomatoes

Emmett’s Tall Tunnel Tomatoes are coming on strong as summer comes to a close here at Snead’s Farm, so we are offering our 1…2…FREE deal on these summer beauties. That means that when you buy two quarts, for $5 apiece, you get 1 additional quart FREE! We’ll be offering this deal now through Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Also on sale for 1…2…FREE are our $5 quarts of Snead’s Farm peaches. And Snead’s Farm sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn is still 25 cents an ear, $10 a bushel.

We’ve still got lots of great summer produce here at the Snead’s Farm road stand, and we’ll be keeping the stand open this year through Sept. 28. Come visit us, we’re open 9-6 every day.

CSA: Aug. 27, 29, 2018

Snead's Farm sunflowers

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 large bag Snead’s Farm tomatoes
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
1 bushel Snead’s Farm sweet corn

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
30 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and/or Sunday, Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and/or Sunday, Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $123
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,671

SMALL SHARE

1 bag Snead’s Farm tomatoes
12 Snead’s Farm peaches
12 ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
30 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and/or Sunday, Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and/or Sunday, Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $88
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,172.25

CSA News

We want to invite all of our CSA members to join us at the farm for a potluck supper on Wed., Oct. 3, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. This is the same day you’ll pick up your quadruple fall box packed with pumpkins and other fall goodies, so mark your calendars (and remember that all CSA members get the fall box at Snead’s Farm, regardless of where you’ve picked up during the summer).

This has been a very enjoyable CSA season for us here on the farm, and we want to get our members together for food and fun. Bring a dish for your family or to share. We will have The Well at Snead’s Farm serving simple fare like chili dogs and Snead’s Farm corn on the cob. We’ll also have a few local breweries on hand selling brews they’ve made with our ingredients this year. We hope it will be a fun evening of celebrating the local harvest, something our CSA members play a big role in.

We are already offering CSA shares for the 2019 season. Find the contract here. We will have it in the online store shortly. Join before Oct. 3 to take advantage of the 10 percent discount.

Thanks for a great season, we’ll see you in October!

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CSA Week 16: Aug. 20 and 22, 2018

Snead's Farm Raspberries

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints Snead’s Farm blackberries
1 bag Snead’s Farm tall tunnel tomatoes
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
1 bushel Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 quart raspberries and 30 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $127
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,548

SMALL SHARE

1 pint Snead’s Farm blackberries
1 bag Snead’s Farm tall tunnel tomatoes
12 Snead’s Farm peaches
6 ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 quart raspberries and 30 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $98.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,084.25

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Blackberries are now 1…2…FREE!

Snead's Farm Blackberries

UPDATE (Aug. 22, 2018) We are currently out of watermelons. More may be  ready in September. (Aug. 16, 2018): Raspberries have been added to our buy 2 get one free sale. 

It’s peak blackberry season! We’re celebrating with a sale! Buy two pints of blackberries ($5 apiece), get one FREE! You can also buy a flat for $40. These are great for snacking, on cereal, in pies, jams, sauces and more! Our blackberry season is short, so don’t miss out!

We also still have peaches on sale at the same 1…2…FREE pricing. Read here about the different varieties of peach that will be ripening over the next several weeks.

We’re open every day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. We take all major credit cards!

Happy eating!

On sale now: Peaches and sweet corn

Our special pricing on melons has now ended, but you can still (for now) find cantaloupes and watermelons for $5 apiece at the farm stand.

We’re also still offering our 1…2…FREE pricing (buy two quarts at $5 per quart, get one free) on peaches. And corn is still selling for 25 cents an ear, or $10 a bushel.

We’ve also still got lots of other summer favorites, including raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, squash, free-range eggs and more. Our Concord grapes will be coming in later this month!

Come get your summer favorites while they’re still here!

CSA: Aug. 13 and 15, 2018

In the box

SMALL SHARE

1 container Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 pint okra from Snead’s Farm
2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
6 ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 quart blackberries, to be picked at Snead’s farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and/or Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $149.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $985.75

FULL SHARE

3 containers Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
1 bushel Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 quart blackberries, to be picked at Snead’s farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and/or Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $186
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,421

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Summer is peachy at Snead’s Farm!

As summer winds down, our peach orchard continues to be prolific. We grow several varieties of peaches here at Snead’s Farm, and as we move into the last months of the growing season, some of our favorites are starting to ripen. These are some of the biggest, juiciest peach varieties we grow.

If you’re not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, it would be a good idea to take advantage of our deal on half-bushel boxes, which we’re selling for $30 (down from $35 last year) so that you can stock some away for a colder day. You an also buy peaches for $5 a quart, or buy two quarts, get one free.

Here’s a little guide to what will be ripening over the next few weeks. Find all of these at the farm stand every day, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Dates Peach variety Notes
Aug. 9 – Aug. 13 Loring Emmett’s father’s favorite peach. A taste-test winner in panels across the U.S.
Aug. 13 – Aug. 19 Cresthaven These large freestone peaches have less fuzz than others, and they’re a great variety for canning or freezing.
Aug. 20 – Aug. 26 Redskin A fine-flavored peach with firm yellow flesh covered by deep red velvety skin.
Aug. 27 – Sept. 4 Fat Mama Another large, late-summer freestone peach variety. Perfect for cobblers!

CSA: Aug. 6 and 8, 2018

Snead's Farm raspberries

In the box

FULL SHARE

1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
half-dozen ears Snead’s Farm corn
3 Snead’s Farm watermelons
2 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 large bag sweet potatoes

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and/or Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $175.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1235

SMALL SHARE

1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
12 Snead’s Farm peaches
3 ears Snead’s Farm corn
1 Snead’s Farm watermelon
1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 bag sweet potatoes

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and/or Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $144.75
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $836.25

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