Category Archives: CSA

CSA: July 16 and 18, 2018

Snead's Farm peaches

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
2 cucumbers from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
one pint okra from Moss Neck Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
2 large bags Snead’s Farm summer squash

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, and/or Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $129
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $757.50

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
1 cucumber from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
half pint okra from Moss Neck Farm
2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
1 large bag Snead’s Farm summer squash

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, and/or Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $98
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $461

Cooking ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

  • Vegetable bulgur salad (You can put this kind of lunch salad together with whatever vegetables you have. So this week, I’d saute squash and okra and maybe add some roasted chopped sweet potatoes or fresh sliced peaches. It’s very versatile and can be packed for the office.)
  • Summer squash pannini

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

CSA: July 9 and 11, 2018

Snead's Farm Raspberries

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
2 large bags sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
4 cucumbers from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
1 pint okra from Moss Neck Farm
1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 11, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 11, and/or Sunday, July 15, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $88
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $628.50

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
2 cucumbers from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
half pint okra from Moss Neck Farm
1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 11, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 11, and/or Sunday, July 15, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $71.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $363

Kitchen ideas

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Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

CSA: July 2 and 4, 2018

Snead's Farm peaches

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 quart peaches from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 large bag Snead’s Farm summer squash
3 heads broccoli from Canning Farm
half pint okra from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
1 head cabbage from Moss Neck Farm
1 large bag Irish potatoes from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 bushel Snead’s Farm sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn

Optional Pick-Your-Own Opportunity:
2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $63.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $540.50

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
half quart peaches from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 bag Snead’s Farm summer squash
2 heads broccoli from Canning Farm
1 bag Irish potatoes from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
6 ears Snead’s Farm sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn

Optional Pick-Your-Own Opportunity:
2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $30
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $291.50

Cooking ideas

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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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Dinner

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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

Cooking Ideas

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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

Snacks

Basic techniques

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!

CSA: May 14 and 16, 2018

Snead's Farm CSA

In the box

Small Share

5 pounds Snead’s Farm asparagus
2 pints (equals one quart) Jenny’s Gourmet strawberries grown in Sedley, Va.
1 bunch Chandler Farms onions from Hartwood, Stafford County
1 large box Bibb lettuce grown by Rain or Shine Greenhouse Gardens of Mechanicsville

Total retail value of this week’s box: $31
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $73

Full Share

10 pounds Snead’s Farm asparagus
2 quarts Jenny’s Gourmet strawberries grown in Sedley, Va.
2 bunches Chandler Farms onions from Hartwood, Stafford County
1 large box Bibb lettuce grown by Rain or Shine Greenhouse Gardens of Mechanicsville

Total retail value of this week’s box: $58
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $130

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Recommended by other CSA members

Yes, you can still join the CSA

Snead's Farm CSA Box

We have posted prorated prices in our online store to reflect the cost to join the CSA for the remainder of the season. We will do this every week during CSA season.

The next pickup for Braehead and North Stafford customers is Monday, May 14. The next pickup for Snead’s Farm customers is Wednesday, May 16. You can still choose between a full and small share.

You may also join by printing the CSA contract and sending it in with your check.

We hope our CSA members enjoyed the first week’s box!

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