CSA for Aug. 14, 16, 2017

You can still join the 2017 CSA, prorated this week for $218. Call the farm to arrange your membership. Our members are calling this week’s box, “The BEST CSA box ever!”

Snead's Farm CSA

Ready to join the 2018 CSA? Get the contract here. We are offering both full and new “small” shares for next year. Get a 10 percent discount if you join before Oct. 4, 2017!

In the box

1 flat blackberries (6 quarts)
1 bag tomatoes
1 dozen eggs
1 bag banana peppers
1 flat peaches
2 bushels corn
6 watermelons

Pick-your-own opportunities on Wednesday, Aug. 16, for CSA members only (note that there is no pick-your-own on Sunday this week):

From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers

From 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.:

  • 1 quart raspberries
  • 3 quarts blackberries
  • 4 quarts Concord grapes

Total retail value of this week’s box: $174
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,762

Cooking ideas

Night 1: Grilled chicken breast with blackberry-corn salsa
Night 2: Summer risotto with corn and tomatoes (This is a much fussier recipe than I usually share, but I had a dish that was very similar to this at Kybecca this weekend, made with corn and tomatoes. It was a delicious summer entree and a wonderful way to showcase the corn.)
Night 3: Slow Cooker Italian Beef This beef recipe has become my go-to slow cooker recipe, and it calls for banana peppers. You could serve it as sandwiches, or soak up the juices with some Fresh Corn Basil Cornbread. Having a party? Consider serving Watermelon Granita with Blackberry Syrup for dessert.
Night 4: Mexican Street Corn Salad, with Summer Peach Cake for dessert.
Night 5: Grilled Peach and Corn Salad (I’d use a banana pepper instead of a Fresno here, and wouldn’t this be great with grilled shrimp on top?)
Night 6: Corn and tomato saute
Night 7: Grilled chicken with blackberry barbecue sauce, with a side of grilled corn

CSA for Aug. 7, 9, 2017

**If you’d still like to join the 2017 CSA, you may join this week for $254.

In the box

1 container berries
1 bag tomatoes
1 dozen eggs
2 peppers
2 bags new potatoes
1 flat peaches
4 watermelons

Pick-your-own opportunities on Wednesday, Aug. 9, for CSA members only (note that there is no pick-your-own on Sunday this week):

  • 2 dozen sunflowers
  • 1 quart raspberries
  • 1 quart blackberries

Total retail value of this week’s box: $99
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,588

Cooking ideas

Night 1: Watermelon soup with fresh mint
Night 2: Oven home fries with peppers and onions
Night 3: Peach salsa with grilled fish
Night 4: Raspberry and blue cheese salad
Night 5: Grilled peaches can go sweet or savory as a side.
Night 6: Perfectly poached eggs served on an open-faced sandwich with good bread and fresh tomato slices
Night 7: Finish the week with a classic peach cobbler

CSA: July 31, Aug. 2, 2017

In the box

4 half-pints raspberries
2 bags tomatoes
2 bags sweet potatoes
1 dozen free-range eggs
1 flat peaches
2 watermelons

The following pick-your-own opportunities are available for CSA members only:

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 4 quarts of raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 6, at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 4 quarts raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $183
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,489

Cooking ideas

Night 1: Vietnamese sweet potato and shrimp cakes would be delicious with this peach relish
Night 2: Tomato pie
Night 3: Summer peach cake
Night 4: Watermelon wedge salad with feta, mint and almonds
Night 5: Sweet potato home fries with eggs
Night 6: I’d like to try this recipe for stuffed chicken breasts with smashed fresh raspberries instead of the jam the recipe calls for.
Night 7: Make this peach-berry sangria with raspberries instead of strawberries. Serve with Peach, prosciutto and ricotta crostini and you’ve got a pretty sophisticated happy hour!

This weekend only: peach quarts are one…two…free!

Snead's Farm Peach Festival

What’s better than a summer peach? Not much. So we’re celebrating the season with our Snead’s Farm Peach Festival July 29-30. Come to the farm during this weekend to enjoy:

  • “One, two, free!” pricing on peaches: Buy two quarts and get one free at the farmstand, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 29-30 only.
  • Delicious peach dishes prepared by the Well at Snead’s Farm, along with seasonal local craft beers and wines available 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 29-30.
  • You can still join the 2017 Snead’s Farm CSA. Join now for the pro-rated price of $327. This is the peak of summer, and our boxes are stuffed with peaches, berries and lots of pick-your-own opportunities for berries, sunflowers and grapes. There are still six summer CSA pickups left, plus our quadruple box Oct. 4.
  • No farm entry fee on these days. Come explore our sustainable family farm!
  • All of our other summer favorites, including our popular sugar ‘n’ spice corn for 25 cents an ear, available at the farm stand.
  • No outside food permitted during the festival. Dogs on-leash are welcome.

Learn to make kombucha at Snead’s Farm

How to make kombuchaSnead’s Farm is partnering with getBUBBLY Ferments to offer a class on making this popular fermented tea right here at the farm.

Join us on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Instructor Kellie Jordan will share the history, science and health benefits of kombucha, as well as how to make this ancient elixir on your kitchen counter at home.

Sign up for your spot by Aug. 6 so that we can have materials ready for you (preregistration is required to ensure adequate supplies).

Here is a link to register online.

kombucha class

Class includes:

-Summary theory discussion on gut health, the role of friendly bacteria and probiotic-rich foods, and the factors that affect our gut microbiome.
-Detailed guide with step-by-step home instructions, with space for notes
-Live, practical demonstration, with optional hands-on participation
-Fresh kombucha, second- ferment kombucha and fermented food tasting
-Taste the difference between fresh kombucha and second-ferment kombucha, and learn how to customize flavors to your preferences
-First and second fermentation process
-Opportunity to ask many questions!
-Make and take home first batch of brewing kombucha with SCOBY

Materials are included in class fee of $35. Click here to register.

About Kellie Jordan

Kellie Jordan

I am a farmers market junkie and fermentista of magical proportions.
As a dedicated mother of three empowered to craft the nutrition and well-being of my family, I was inspired by Hippocrates’ famous statement, “Let Food be thy Medicine.” This became my kitchen invocation and guiding principle as I experimented with delicious cultured condiments and beverages, and eventually, fully healing meal plans.
getBUBBLY, my ferments company, emerged from a desire to share my passion for locally sourced foods and to support farmers and suppliers committed to ethical and sustainable farming practices. I love playing with traditional whole foods and ferments, and sharing in DIY fun!
I hope to inspire you to see food as your medicine, and empower you with the tools and knowledge to get bubbly in your kitchen!

CSA: July 24, 26, 2017

In the box:

2 containers berries
2 dozen free-range eggs
2 bags tomatoes
1 flat peaches
2 bags new potatoes
1 canary melon

The following pick-your-own opportunities are available for CSA members only:

On Wednesday, July 26 at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 4 quarts of blackberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • 4 quarts of raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

On Sunday, July 23 at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 4 quarts raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $205
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,306

Cooking ideas:

Night 1: Grilled chicken with blackberry barbecue sauce
Night 2: Chicken and peach pesto pizza (Peaches and pesto is one of my favorite sweet-salty combinations. Use it in a pasta salad, too!)
Night 3: Eggs baked in tomatoes
Night 4: Smashed new potatoes with garlic and chives
Night 5: This freezer peach pie is a new way to preserve your peaches.
Night 6: Use your canary melon in a simple summer salad like this one (sub in canary melon for the ones they call for).
Night 7: Smashed raspberry grilled cheese

CSA July 17, 19, 2017

In the box

2 containers berries
1 bushel sugar ‘n’ spice corn
6 cucumbers
2 bags tomatoes
2 bags new potatoes
4 eggplant
6 bell peppers
2 bags sweet potatoes
1 bunch beets
2 heirloom “superstar” cantaloupe

The following pick-your-own opportunities are available for CSA members only:

On Wednesday, July 19 at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 1 quart of blackberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • 3 quarts of raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

On Sunday, July 23 at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 3 quarts raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $177
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,101

Cooking ideas

Breakfast: I’ve been making these sweet potato muffins quite a bit with this year’s sweet potatoes. They aren’t too sugar-heavy and come together quickly. Roast your potatoes ahead of time when you are thinking about it and store them in the fridge to be able to whip these up in a flash.

Night 1: Roasted corn and potato salad
Night 2: We really enjoyed this Asian Marinated Cucumber Salad last week. Serve it alongside Stir-fried sesame eggplant and a bed of rice.
Night 3: Roast your bell peppers during a time when you are in meal-prep mode. Peel and seed them and store them in the fridge. They make a great topping for pizza, or add them to a grilled cheese with some bacon and a smear of pesto for a delicious sandwich.
Night 4: Herb-roasted eggplant with tomatoes and feta
Night 5: Appetizers for dinner! Serve Grilled Beet Babaganoush and melon, mozzarella and prosciutto skewers
Night 6: Tomato, cucumber and corn salad
Night 7: Curried Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

CSA July 10, 12, 2017

In the box

2 containers berries
1 bushel corn
1 dozen eggs
4 cucumbers
2 bags new potatoes
2 candy onions
6 bell peppers
6 banana peppers
2 cantaloupes

**OPTIONAL BONUS**
To be picked on Wednesday, July 12, at Snead’s Farm:
– 1 quart blackberries (7 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
– 2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
– 2 dozen sunflowers (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

To be picked on Sunday, July 16, at Snead’s Farm:
– 2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
– 2 dozen sunflowers (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $136
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $924

Cooking ideas

Night 1: Grilled corn and potato chowder
Night 2: Grilled chicken thighs with corn and bell pepper relish
Night 3: Cantaloupe and cucumber salad
Night 4: Quick pickled banana peppers would make a nice topping for tacos, hot dogs and more.
Night 5: Italian sausage, peppers and onions
Night 6: Roasted corn and egg salad
Night 7: Corn risotto

We are open July 4! And this weekend’s menu…

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Our farm stand stays open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. all summer, and that includes July 4. Come on out to stock your Independence Day barbecue with sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn, tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, squash and much, much more.

Also, don’t forget to join us this weekend (July 1 and 2) for the Snead’s Farm Summer Flavors Festival. The Well at Snead’s Farm will be open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., serving delicious dishes like Carolina Wings, smoked sausages and blackberry-raspberry shortcake. Download the full menu here.  There is no farm entry fee during the festival, so come enjoy summer at Snead’s Farm!