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What to do with Concord grapes?

We’ve got beautiful Concord grapes in season now, at the farm stand and in CSA boxes. These grapes have seeds, but they also have a flavor you won’t find in the varieties sold at the grocery stores.

Many people have asked what to do with them. We offer this method for simply canning grape juice. This is very close to the method Emmett Snead remembers his mother using to make grape juice when he was a child. Even if you’ve never canned, this is a simple method worth trying!

CSA Week 16: What’s in the box?

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 quart Snead’s Farm Concord grapes
  • 1 dozen ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
  • 1 Snead’s Farm watermelon

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 21, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 25, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $46

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,061.50

FULL SHARE

  • 2 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm Concord grapes
  • 1 dozen ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn
  • 4 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
  • 2 Snead’s Farm watermelon

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 21, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 25, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $77

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,505

Cooking Ideas

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Watermelons are 3 for $8!

Our seedless watermelons are currently on sale for $4 apiece, or buy two get one FREE. That’s three watermelons for $8!

We also have corn back in at 25 cents an ear, and half-bushel boxes of freestone peaches are $30.

Blackberries are no longer on sale, but we do have them.

Come on out, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. We take cash and all major credit cards.

CSA Week 15: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 2 pints Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
  • 1 jar Snead’s Farm plum jam made by Fredericksburg-based Pälzer Mädel 
  • 1 quart Snead’s Farm Concord grapes

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 14, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 18, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $53

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,015.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 4 pints Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
  • 2 jars Snead’s Farm plum jam made by Fredericksburg-based Pälzer Mädel 
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm Concord grapes

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 14, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 18, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $76

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,428

Cooking Ideas


CSA Week 14: What’s in the box?

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 3 pints Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
  • 1 jar strawberry jam made with local strawberries
  • 1 jar pepper jelly made by Fredericksburg-based Pälzer Mädel

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 7, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 11, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $57

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1962.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 6 pints Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
  • 2 jars strawberry jam made with local strawberries
  • 2 jars pepper jelly made by Fredericksburg-based Pälzer Mädel

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 7, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 11, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $82

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2352

Cooking Ideas


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How Snead’s Farm is helping to Save the Bay

Next time you bite into one of our juicy watermelons, or pop one of our giant blackberries in your mouth, keep in mind that you’re doing good for more than your taste buds.

The sustainable farming practices used at Snead’s Farm are carefully chosen to reduce the amount of chemicals, fertilizers and other runoff that ultimately hurts the Chesapeake Bay. We see this as a win-win, because these same practices are much better for the long-term health of our soil than the typical methods of industrial agriculture, and when it comes down to it, our soil is our most important asset.

Read more about the details of no-till farming, cover crops, succession planting and other strategies we use in this piece by From the Farmer, a business that supports sustainable farming in our region.

And remember that those beautiful sunflowers you’re seeing now are making the soil better for next year’s snap peas, pumpkins and more!

CSA Week 13: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm Raspberries

In the box

UPDATE: Please note that pick-your-own peaches for Sunday, Aug. 4, will be 1 busket grounders only (no picking from trees). This is to ensure you get ripe peaches, and to ensure the fruit on the trees can ripen for the next week. Thank you!

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 1 small bag tomatoes
  • 2 pints blackberries
  • 2 quarts peaches
  • 1 watermelon

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 31, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

2 buskets blackberries and 1 busket peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 31, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 31, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 4, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketpeaches, 2 buskets blackberries and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 4, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $203

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1905.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 2 small bagS tomatoes
  • 4 pints blackberries
  • 4 quarts peaches
  • 2 watermelon

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 31, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

2 buskets blackberries and 1 busket peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 31, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 31, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 4, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketpeaches, 2 buskets blackberries and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 4, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $232

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2270

Cooking Ideas

Apparently you can grill eggs. News to me.

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Don’t let summer pass you by without making the Barefoot Contessa’s Summer Fruit Crostata. Don’t worry about having the exact fruits she specifies. Any mix of berries and peaches will do. Be sure to have vanilla ice cream ready.


CSA Week 12: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm peaches

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 2 small bags tomatoes
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 2 quarts peaches
  • 4 watermelons

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 24, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

4 buskets blackberries and 6 buskets peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 24, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 24, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2 quartsraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 28, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

6 busketspeaches, 4 buskets blackberries and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 28, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $504

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1690.50

FULL SHARE

  • 2 dozen free-range eggs
  • 4 bags tomatoes
  • 2 pints blackberries
  • 4 quarts peaches
  • 8 watermelons

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 24, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

4 buskets blackberries and 6 buskets peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 24, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 24, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2 quartsraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 28, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

6 busketspeaches, 4 buskets blackberries and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 28, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $548

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2014

Cooking Ideas

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CSA Week 11: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm peaches and watermelon

We apologize for the delay in getting the list out this week. 

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 1 small bag tomatoes
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 quart peaches
  • 1 watermelon
  • 6 ears corn

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 17, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

2 buskets peaches and 1 quart blackberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 17, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 17, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2 quartsraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 21, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

2 busketspeaches, 2 quarts blackberries and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 21, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $214

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1186.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs
  • 2 small bags tomatoes
  • 2 eggplant
  • 4 green peppers
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 quarts peaches
  • 2 watermelon
  • 1 bushel sweet corn

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 17, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

2 buskets peaches and 1 quart blackberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 17, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 17, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2 quartsraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 21, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

2 busketspeaches, 2 quarts blackberries and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 21, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $241

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1466

Cooking Ideas

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