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Get healthy in 2020 with a CSA membership

Snead's Farm CSA Box

It’s a new year, a new decade, and we know many of you out there are looking for ways to eat healthier, reduce waste and learn new things.

The Snead’s Farm 2020 CSA is currently open to memberships for small and large shares. Many of our families have been a part of our CSA for five or more years in a row. It’s become a part of their lives from May through October.

We wanted to share some of the benefits of CSA membership as you consider ways to make 2020 your best year yet!

20 Reasons to Join the Snead’s Farm CSA in 2020

  1. Local produce tastes better because it hasn’t had to travel across a continent to get to you.
  2. We pick our produce the day before you receive it. That means CSA produce retains more vitamins, and will last longer in your fridge.
  3. It really is a great return on investment. In 2019, full share members who paid $800 at the beginning of the season ended up getting more than $2,700 in produce in the weekly boxes and pick-your-own items.
  4. Sure, grocery delivery is convenient, but what’s going to happen to all those plastic bags piling up in your house? CSA eating is a low-waste solution. We reuse our delivery boxes every week, and our fruits and vegetables come with minimal packaging.
  5. You can choose a full share (enough to feed a large family or split with another family) or a small share (perfect for smaller households).
  6. This is one of the only opportunities in Virginia to pick your own asparagus, sugar snap peas, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, grapes, pumpkins and strawberries with a single membership.
  7. The Snead’s Farm CSA partners with a handful of dedicated family farmers in the Fredericksburg area. Joining our CSA helps keep all of our families farming, and helps preserve agricultural land in our area.
  8. Snead’s Farm uses farming practices like crop rotation, minimal chemicals and fertilizers and other methods that are friendly to the Chesapeake Bay. Supporting our CSA is a vote for a healthy Bay.
  9. You will become a better cook. Using our weekly recipe e-mail and your beautiful box of produce, you will cook vegetables you’ve never eaten before, expanding your palate in a healthy way!
  10. CSA members have exclusive pick-your-own opportunities in our fields, making this a great way for your family to learn about where different fruits and vegetables come from.
  11. You’ll learn to eat seasonally, which is good for your waistline, the planet and your wallet.
  12. You’ll be cooking more fresh vegetables than ever before. This will leave less room in your diet for processed foods, preservatives, added sugars and other flavor shortcuts the big food producers use.
  13. CSA membership includes plenty of pumpkins—so get those jack-o-lantern carving skills ready for October!
  14. Did you know Snead’s Farm has been placed under permanent conservation easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation? Come enjoy the birds, butterflies, dogs, cats, horses and llamas that call our farm home.
  15. Kids shouldn’t grow up without experiencing the joy of rope-swinging over a creek. This and many other natural play opportunities are open to your family every week at Wednesday pickup at Snead’s Farm.
  16. You’ll never find raspberries as sweet and ripe as ours at the supermarket. And our blackberries are bigger than your thumb.
  17. The carbon footprint of CSA produce is much lower than store-bought items. We don’t have to gas up refrigerator trucks to travel thousands of miles, and we don’t have to use energy holding produce in a warehouse for days—we pick it, put it in a box and hand it to you the next day!
  18. Supporting local farms keeps our region’s food supply strong and resilient.
  19. You’ll meet new people with common interests when you come to weekly pickups and spend time picking in our fields.
  20. You’ll eat better, healthier food than you ever have before, and you’ll have a lot of FUN doing it.

What are you waiting for? Join the CSA today!

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Christmas Tree sales start Nov. 29.

Make plans to cut your own Christmas Tree at Snead’s Farm starting Nov. 29 (Black Friday)!

After Black Friday, we will be open Saturdays and Sundays only through Dec. 22.

Christmas tree pricing

This year, we have blue spruce Christmas trees, with strong branches ideal for heavier ornaments. They are $95 apiece, which includes baling, the use of a saw to cut them and string to tie them to your car.

Find full details on Christmas tree season here.

Claim your Christmas tree at our Fall Festival Bonus Weekend!

The fun doesn’t have to stop after Halloween!

We will be open Nov. 1-3 for a bonus weekend of our Fall Festival. This is also a chance to get an early start on the hunt for the perfect family Christmas tree. You can claim your tree in our fields with no money down and no obligation. We will also have the trails, mountain slides, swings and all of the other things you’ve come to enjoy on Snead’s Farm.

We will be open Nov. 1 through 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission on these days is $5 per person. We will have hayrides through the Christmas tree field, hot waffles and other goodies from Pälzer Mädel , and other delicious food including pretzels, caramel apples, apple turnovers and hot apple cider. Please, no outside food.

Pick-your-own pumpkins will be on sale during the bonus weekend for $5 apiece! We have a new field of sunflowers coming into bloom, and they will stay blooming as long as we have no frost. These make a great photo backdrop, and you can pick your own for $1 a stem.

From Nov. 4 through Nov. 28, the farm will be closed to everyone except professional photographers (see policy here). We will open Black Friday (Nov. 29) for Christmas Tree sales. After Black Friday, we will be open Saturdays and Sundays only through Dec. 22.

Christmas tree pricing

This year, we have blue spruce Christmas trees, with strong branches ideal for heavier ornaments. They are $95 apiece, which includes baling, the use of a saw to cut them and string to tie them to your car.

This is also a great time for Christmas card photos. Professional photographers can find our photo policy here.

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.