Category Archives: CSA

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

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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

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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

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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

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CSA Week 5: What’s in the box?

UPDATE: Due to the cool weather forecast for this week, the plumcots and plums will not be ripe by Wednesday. We have cancelled pick-your-own plums and plumcots for Wednesday, and expect them to be ready for Sunday picking. Thank you!

The picture above is a spring peach blossom. Peaches are coming along excellently now, and we are anticipating a bumper crop this year for our late-summer CSA boxes. That will be appreciated, because we just bid farewell to the worst asparagus crop we can remember. We usually like to give our CSA members much more asparagus than you got this year. But the hot temperatures in April and May pushed the season to start two weeks early. Then, when the crop should have been peaking, the plants went to seed, leaving us with far less asparagus than we’ve had in any recent year. We thank you for being on this farming journey with us. No two years are ever the same.

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 large bag squash from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 1 head cabbage from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 container shiitake mushrooms from Jenny’s Mushrooms in Sedley
  • 1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busket plums and plumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  CANCELLED DUE TO UNDERRIPENESS

1 quart raspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 9, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

1 busket plums and plumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 9, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $84

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $477

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 2 large bags squash from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 2 heads cabbage from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 containers shiitake mushrooms from Jenny’s Mushrooms in Sedley
  • 2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busket plums and plumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  CANCELLED DUE TO UNDERRIPENESS

1 quart raspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 9, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

1 busket plums and plumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 9, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $98

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $597

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CSA Week 4: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm produce

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 bag squash from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 1 bunch kale from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 jar pepper jelly made by Fredericksburg-based Pälzer Mädel
  • 1 jar Snead’s Farm Blackberry Jam

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 2, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Total retail value of this week’s box: $35

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $393

FULL SHARE

  • 2 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 large bag squash from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 2 bunches kale from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 bunch dill from Stillwater Farm Services in Caroline County
  • 2 jars pepper jelly made by Fredericksburg-based Pälzer Mädel
  • 1 jar Snead’s Farm Blackberry Jam

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 2, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Total retail value of this week’s box: $52

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $499

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**Please note that all pick-your-own opportunities are included in your CSA membership as an optional bonus, and carry no extra charge.**

**The CSA member who makes our pepper jelly has requested that you please return your jars so that they can be reused. Returning egg cartons, boxes and jars is a great way to help us all keep our waste and costs down!
 

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CSA Week 3: What’s in the box?

strawberries

SMALL SHARE

  • 2 quarts strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 container shiitake mushrooms by Jenny’s Mushrooms in Sedley
  • 1 container microgreens by Terra Stone Greens
  • 1 pint sugar snap peas

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 22, and/or Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. **You may pick both days for a total of 2 flats.**

1 “busket” shelling peas and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 22, and/or Saturday, May 25, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. **You may pick bothdays for a total of 2 flats.**

Total retail value of this week’s box: $105

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $358

FULL SHARE

  • 4 quarts strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 2 containers shiitake mushrooms by Jenny’s Mushrooms in Sedley
  • 1 container microgreens by Terra Stone Greens
  • 2 pints sugar snap peas

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 22, and/or Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. **You may pick both days for a total of 2 flats.**

1 “busket” shelling peas and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 22, and/or Saturday, May 25, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. **You may pick bothdays for a total of 2 flats.**

Total retail value of this week’s box: $121

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $447

**Please note that all pick-your-own opportunities are included in your CSA membership as an optional bonus, and carry no extra charge.**

**We recommend using micro-greens within 1-2 days. You can learn about the nutritional content of these greens here.


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CSA Week 2: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm strawberry

Did you know you can still join the CSA? We prorate the cost each week in our online store!

Buy a CSA share

SMALL SHARE

  • 2 quarts strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 1 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 jar locally grown and preserved produce from Three Ladies Foods

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. **You may pick both days for a total of 2 flats.**

1 “busket” sugar snap peas and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. **You may pick bothdays for a total of 2 flats.**

Total retail value of this week’s box: $104

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $253

FULL SHARE

  • 4 quarts strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 2 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 jar locally grown and preserved produce from Three Ladies Foods
  • 1 jar Snead’s Farm blackberry jam

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. **You may pick both days for a total of 2 flats.**

1 “busket” sugar snap peas and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. **You may pick bothdays for a total of 2 flats.**

Total retail value of this week’s box: $128

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $326

**Please note: The asparagus season usually starts right as the CSA season is beginning. This year, however, asparagus came in two weeks early, which means it is going out two weeks early. We have less asparagus than we usually do at this time of year, and that is why it is not available pre-picked in this week’s boxes. But the good news is that we’ve had many more strawberries this year than in previous years. 

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CSA Week 1: What’s in the box?

Buy a CSA share

It’s not too late to join the CSA! You can use the button above to buy online, or join in person at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8. Get the contract here.

In the box

SMALL SHARE

2 clamshell containers Jenny’s Gourmet shiitake mushrooms grown in Sedley, Va.
1 jar Snead’s Farm blackberry jam
1 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
1 5-pound bag Snead’s Farm asparagus
1 jar honey from Stillwater Flowers & Honey in Woodford
1 quart strawberries from Agriberry in Hanover County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

1 “busket” stir-fry peas (young sugar snap peas) and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $149 (includes pick-your-own asparagus on Saturday, May 4)

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $149

FULL SHARE

4 clamshell containers Jenny’s Gourmet shiitake mushrooms grown in Sedley, Va.
2 jars Snead’s Farm blackberry jam
2 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
2 5-pound bags Snead’s Farm asparagus
2 jars honey from Stillwater Flowers & Honey in Woodford
2 quarts strawberries from Agriberry in Hanover County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

1 “busket” stir-fry peas (young sugar snap peas) and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $198 (includes pick-your-own asparagus on Saturday, May 4)

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $198

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