Book signing at Richmond’s Fresca on Addison July 12

Emmett Snead

We’ve got another book signing for your calendar.

Emmett Snead will be selling and signing copies of his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, on July 12 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Fresca on Addison, a tasty Richmond vegetarian cafe. The event is free, and Fresca will be serving sweet corn pizza with fresh tomatoes made with ingredients grown here at Snead’s Farm.

Head over to the Facebook event page and tell your friends!

Buy the book

CSA: June 18, 20, 2018

In the box

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Agriberry in Hanover County
2 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 large bag Snead’s Farm summer squash
1 head broccoli from Canning Farm
2 pounds sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Optional Pick-Your-Own Opportunity:
2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 20, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $29
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $222

FULL SHARE

2 pints blueberries from Agriberry in Hanover County
2 dozen free range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
4 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
2 large bags Snead’s Farm summer squash
1 head broccoli from Canning Farm
1 head cauliflower from Canning Farm
4 pounds sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
1 bunch collards from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County

Optional Pick-Your-Own Opportunity:
2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 20, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $60
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $417

Cooking Ideas

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CSA: June 11 and 13, 2018

strawberries

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 quarts strawberries from Agriberry in Hanover County
2 pints portobello mushrooms from Jennie’s Gourmet Mushrooms in Sedley, Va.
2 bunches spring onions from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
2 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 head cabbage from Steve Minter Farm
2 large bags squash from Moss Neck Farm
1 dozen free range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County

Total retail value of this week’s box: $49
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $357

SMALL SHARE

1 quart strawberries from Agriberry in Hanover County
1 pint portobello mushrooms from Jennie’s Gourmet Mushrooms in Sedley, Va.
1 bunch spring onions from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
1 cucumber from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 head cabbage from Steve Minter Farm
1 large bag squash from Moss Neck Farm

Total retail value of this week’s box: $23.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $193

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CSA: June 4 and 6, 2018

BarnIn the box

FULL SHARE

2 quarts strawberries from Agriberry Farm in Hanover County
1 pound rhubarb from Agriberry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
2 bunches greens from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
2 bags summer squash from Moss Neck Farm
1 pint sugar snap peas from Snead’s Farm
4 pounds sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Total retail value of this week’s box: $40
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $308

SMALL SHARE

1 quart strawberries
1 pound rhubarb
1 dozen free-range eggs
1 bunch greens
1 bag summer squash
2 pounds sweet potatoes

Total retail value of this week’s box: $24
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $169.50

A note from the farm: The volatile weather we had back in April has killed our first batch of raspberries for the year, so we won’t have raspberries for another few weeks. The good news is that the late strawberry crop continues to produce, so we are enjoying these fruits later into June than we normally do.

Cooking Ideas

Breakfast

  • Barefoot Contessa’s Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp– Yes, it is a dessert, but it is a must-make when you have both of these fruits in the house. And it makes a great breakfast!
  • On the healthier side, wrap your sweet potatoes in foil, pre-bake them and store them in the fridge. A warmed baked sweet potato with butter, fruit, nuts or a fried egg makes an excellent breakfast.

Lunch

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So long, asparagus!

asparagus

We sold our last bunch of asparagus for the season today. As of June 1, the farm is closed to the public (except for professional photographers and CSA pickups) as we get ready for summer produce to come in.

See our photography policy here. 

We will re-open for produce sales in late June, as soon as our sweet corn comes in. At that time, you can look for all of your favorite summer produce at our roadside stand.

Thanks for buying Snead’s Farm asparagus!

If you’d like to visit a local farm while you wait for Snead’s to re-open, we highly recommend Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg. They’ve got pick-your-own strawberries!

CSA: May 28, 30, 2018

Snead's Farm

In the box

FULL SHARE

4 pounds Snead’s Farm asparagus
1 pint Snead’s Farm sugar snap peas
2 pints Jenny’s Gourmet shiitake mushrooms from Sedley, Va.
1 bunch kale from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
1 bunch Swiss chard from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
2 4-pound bags sweet potatoes from Canning Farm in King George County

Total retail value of this week’s box: $57
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $268

SMALL SHARE

2 pounds Snead’s Farm asparagus
half pint Snead’s Farm sugar snap peas
1 pint Jenny’s Gourmet shiitake mushrooms from Sedley, Va.
1 bunch Swiss chard from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
4 pounds sweet potatoes from Canning Farm in King George County

Total retail value of this week’s box: $28.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $145.50

Kitchen Ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

  • Sweet Potato Toast (This would be great topped with goat cheese and Swiss chard or kale sauteed in garlic.)
  • Asparagus and Avocado Wraps – I like to blanch or steam a batch of asparagus when I bring my box home and keep it in the fridge so that I can quickly use it in wraps like this, or on cold salads.

Dinner

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Asparagus Festival this weekend!

Snead's Farm Asparagus Festival

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Festival runs May 26-28, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Farm will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for produce sales.
  • No farm entry fee during the festival.
  • Enjoy Mountain Slides and explore the farm. Dogs on leash are welcome.
  • The Well at Snead’s Farm will serve a seasonal menu made with farm-fresh produce. Take a look at the menu here.
  • Emmett Snead will sign copies of his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, on Sunday, May 27, from 1 – 4 p.m. (Rain date Monday, May 28).
  • No outside food or drink, please.

CSA: May 21, 23, 2018

In the box

Full Share

10 pounds Snead’s Farm asparagus
2 4-pint bags Snead’s Farm sugar snap peas
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County

Total retail value of this week’s box: $69
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $211

Small Share

5 pounds Snead’s Farm asparagus
1 4-pint bag Snead’s Farm sugar snap peas

Total retail value of this week’s box: $32
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $117

Note: This wet weather has been excellent for asparagus and sugar snap peas, but unfortunately not for strawberries. This week’s crop of strawberries was a washout in the weekend rains. We are very happy to see the sunshine!

Cooking Ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

  • Make a salad bar! Steam some asparagus and snap peas ahead of time (or it’s perfectly fine to use snap peas raw) and hard-boil some eggs. Layer these into a salad or wraps with greens, cheeses and your other favorite salad ingredients. Prepping the items ahead makes it a lot easier to use them when you need them.

Dinner

  • Asparagus-Snap Pea Stir Fry (I plan to make this without the red peppers, and will probably add some chicken and a little extra asparagus and peas. Serve with rice or noodles. It’s a busy week in our house, and I’ll probably make this in the afternoon so it will be ready to heat up for a quick dinner.)
  • Asparagus Lasagna – If you are looking for ways to freeze your lasagna, make this dish in a foil tray and freeze it. “Four bunches of asparagus” usually means four pounds.
  • Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Snacks

  • Dip Sugar Snap Peas into ranch, hummus or peanut butter. I am mildly obsessed with dipping them into Sprelly’s Sweet Thai Chili fresh-ground peanut butter, available at their shop in Downtown Fredericksburg. Remove the strings first (see link below).
  • Asparagus “fries”

Basic techniques

CSA add-on: Pick-your-own strawberries!

strawberries

Our friends at Braehead Farm report that the strawberry fields are finally full of fruit! We’re celebrating by adding 4 pounds of pick-your-own strawberries to this week’s CSA share.

All CSA members (full and small shares) can go to Braehead Farm on Thursday May 17, Friday May 18 or Saturday May 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to pick up to 4 pounds of strawberries.

Braehead is located at 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

Here’s how to get your berries:

  1. Go into the market at Braehead Farm on one of the days listed above.
  2. Check in with the staff. They will have a list of all CSA members. They will give you a container to pick in and tell you which fields to head to.
  3. Pick your berries.
  4. Come back into the market and check out. Your berries will be weighed. If you over-pick, you can pay the market price of $2.99/pound plus tax for any overage. You can pay $1 to keep the plastic container, or have your berries bagged.
  5. Enjoy your berries!