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Fall Festival opens this Sunday!

Snead's Farm pumpkin

We will open our Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24!

Admission to this year’s festival is $7 per person 2 years old and older. We’re adding lots of fun amenities this year, like our Snead’s Mountain Slides, a Unicorn Trail that will appeal to kids of all ages, improvements to our Vietnam-era helicopter and much more. This is a family-friendly, dogs-on-leash-friendly celebration of one of our favorite seasons.

Learn all about it here. 

Labor Day Weekend Sale

Snead's Farm roadside stand

UPDATE: We have now sold out of peaches, but still have other produce, while supplies last.

We are offering watermelons at a special price on Labor Day, Sept. 4: $3 apiece, or 5 for $10.

This is the last weekend we will be open at the farm stand. The following special deals start 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and are good while supplies last, or until 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4:

  • Seedless watermelons and heirloom sugarbabies: $3 apiece! This is a great price!
  • Sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn: $3 a dozen

We also still have peaches, raspberries, blackberries and tomatoes for sale.

After we close on Monday, the farm will be closed to the public until Sunday, Sept. 24, when our Fall Festival begins.

Thank you to all of our customers for a fantastic summer!

Farm closed Tuesday

Snead’s Farm will be closed today (Tuesday, Aug. 29) due to heavy rains.

Snead's FarmWe will re-open on Wednesday, Aug. 30. From that point, the farm will be open daily 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Labor Day, Sept. 4. We will close to the public from Sept. 5 until our Fall Festival opens on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Photographers are always welcome at the farm. Our sunflower fields remain in bloom during this time. All photographers entering the farm while we are closed need to pay a $20 entry fee (per client). Payment should be made upon entry at the carport. Please fill out the sign-in book and pay at the honor box before you conduct your photo session.

Click here for all the details on our Fall Festival!

Don’t forget, our 2018 CSA is now taking members. This year, we are offering both small and full shares. Take advantage of a 10 percent discount by signing up by Oct. 4, 2017. Get all the details here. 

 

 

CSA: Aug. 28, 30, 2017

Remember: This is the last CSA pickup until our quadruple fall box pickup on Oct. 4. For October pickup, ALL members come to Snead’s Farm on Wednesday.

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

In the Box

1 bag tomatoes
1.5 dozen free-range eggs
2 bushels sugar ‘n’ spice corn
4 acorn squash
1 flat peaches

Optional Bonus for CSA members only: 2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30

Total retail value of this week’s box: $72.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,921.50

Cooking Ideas

Night 1: Peach grilled cheese with sweet corn soup
Night 2: Roasted corn and quinoa stuffed acorn squash
Night 3: Peach and tomato caprese salad
Night 4: Curried corn and coconut rice
Night 5: Corn pudding
Night 6: Peach-Basil Grilled Chicken
Night 7: Chips and Grilled Corn Salsa

This weekend: End-of-summer peach and sweet corn celebration!

Snead's Farm Peaches

There will be free farm admission Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, as we celebrate two summer favorites: our tree-ripened peaches and sugar n spice sweet corn!

Come out either day, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Here are some highlights:

  • The Well at Snead’s Farm will be serving up a peach- and sweet corn-themed menu from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, along with local beers and wines.
  • We’ll have peaches on special: Buy two quarts, get one FREE. We will also have half-bushel boxes of peaches on sale for $33.
  • We’ll also have our popular “One, two…FREE” pricing on watermelons! That means you can get three of our heirloom sugarbabies or seedless watermelons for just $10!
  • Sugar ‘n’ spice corn for $3 a dozen.
  • We’ll have hayrides, sprinklers for the kids and our usual play areas by the creek and around the farm. We also may be trying out some new play options ahead of our Fall Festival.

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CSA: Aug. 21 and 23, 2017

Cost to join the 2017 CSA this week: $182

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

In the box

1 container berries
2 dozen eggs
1 quart grapes
1 bushel corn
1 flat peaches
4 watermelons
Optional Bonus for CSA members only: 2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23

Total retail value of this week’s box: $82
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,849

Cooking ideas

Need more watermelon ideas? Mark Bittman has some great ones here. 

Night 1: Peach, sausage and goat cheese fritatta (The recipe calls for wild boar sausage…use your favorite pork or other meat sausage.)
Night 2: Flank steak with watermelon salad
Night 3: Poached eggs with corn, chorizo and brioche croutons
Night 4: Peach and Gorgonzola chicken pizza
Night 5: Grilled fish with corn and watermelon salad
Night 6: Appetizer night! Peach, corn, mozzarella and basil bruschetta and Concord grape and rosemary focaccia
Night 7: Sweet corn and mushroom stif-fry

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!