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Find local art at the farm this weekend!

We’ll have some special guests at our Fall Festival this weekend. Local artists will be on-site selling specially created works. These are one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else. Here is the lineup:

PONSHOPSaturday Oct. 21PONSHOP – This downtown studio creates beautiful and useful tableware and other pieces. “We are bringing a variety of handmade ceramic items for your kitchen and dining table,” says co-owner Scarlett Pons. “Eat and shop local!” Examples of Pons’ work can be scene in the photo at left.

Sunday, Oct. 22 – Dolly Whitley of Elliot & Evelyn will be selling some of her whimsical paintings and other creations. (See an example below right.)

 

Elliot and Evelyn

In addition, we’ll have all the other weekend festivities going on. The Well at Snead’s Farm will be open 10-5 each day, hayrides will be leaving every hour and you can enjoy Appalachian Kettle Korn and delicious soft-serve ice cream from Garaffa’s Pizza.

Click here for The Well’s Fall Festival menu. 

Don’t let fall slip away without visiting us!

Find all of the details on our Fall Festival here. 

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: weekdays – $5 per person; weekends – $7 per person (1 years old and younger free)

Dogs on a leash are welcome!

Click here for a map to the farm. 

 

This weekend only: peach quarts are one…two…free!

Snead's Farm Peach Festival

What’s better than a summer peach? Not much. So we’re celebrating the season with our Snead’s Farm Peach Festival July 29-30. Come to the farm during this weekend to enjoy:

  • “One, two, free!” pricing on peaches: Buy two quarts and get one free at the farmstand, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 29-30 only.
  • Delicious peach dishes prepared by the Well at Snead’s Farm, along with seasonal local craft beers and wines available 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 29-30.
  • You can still join the 2017 Snead’s Farm CSA. Join now for the pro-rated price of $327. This is the peak of summer, and our boxes are stuffed with peaches, berries and lots of pick-your-own opportunities for berries, sunflowers and grapes. There are still six summer CSA pickups left, plus our quadruple box Oct. 4.
  • No farm entry fee on these days. Come explore our sustainable family farm!
  • All of our other summer favorites, including our popular sugar ‘n’ spice corn for 25 cents an ear, available at the farm stand.
  • No outside food permitted during the festival. Dogs on-leash are welcome.

Learn to make kombucha at Snead’s Farm

How to make kombuchaSnead’s Farm is partnering with getBUBBLY Ferments to offer a class on making this popular fermented tea right here at the farm.

Join us on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Instructor Kellie Jordan will share the history, science and health benefits of kombucha, as well as how to make this ancient elixir on your kitchen counter at home.

Sign up for your spot by Aug. 6 so that we can have materials ready for you (preregistration is required to ensure adequate supplies).

Here is a link to register online.

kombucha class

Class includes:

-Summary theory discussion on gut health, the role of friendly bacteria and probiotic-rich foods, and the factors that affect our gut microbiome.
-Detailed guide with step-by-step home instructions, with space for notes
-Live, practical demonstration, with optional hands-on participation
-Fresh kombucha, second- ferment kombucha and fermented food tasting
-Taste the difference between fresh kombucha and second-ferment kombucha, and learn how to customize flavors to your preferences
-First and second fermentation process
-Opportunity to ask many questions!
-Make and take home first batch of brewing kombucha with SCOBY

Materials are included in class fee of $35. Click here to register.

About Kellie Jordan

Kellie Jordan

I am a farmers market junkie and fermentista of magical proportions.
As a dedicated mother of three empowered to craft the nutrition and well-being of my family, I was inspired by Hippocrates’ famous statement, “Let Food be thy Medicine.” This became my kitchen invocation and guiding principle as I experimented with delicious cultured condiments and beverages, and eventually, fully healing meal plans.
getBUBBLY, my ferments company, emerged from a desire to share my passion for locally sourced foods and to support farmers and suppliers committed to ethical and sustainable farming practices. I love playing with traditional whole foods and ferments, and sharing in DIY fun!
I hope to inspire you to see food as your medicine, and empower you with the tools and knowledge to get bubbly in your kitchen!

Farm Stand opens June 21!

Snead's Farm roadside stand

We will open our roadside farm stand for summer produce sales on Wednesday, June 21. Hours will be 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Get ready for sweet corn, tomatoes, berries and all of your summer favorites!

Also, mark your calendars for the Snead’s Farm Summer Flavors Festival July 1-2. The Well at Snead’s Farm will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days serving farm-fresh food and craft beverages, and there will be no farm entry fee.

Stay tuned for more details!

The best bet for locavores this Memorial Day weekend

Snead's Farm AsparagusSpend Memorial Day weekend enjoying a truly unique local dining experience at the Snead’s Farm Asparagus Festival May 27-29. There will be no entry fee to visit the farm on these days from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

This weekend is likely to be the end of asparagus season here at the farm. Buy it while it lasts for $5 a pound. We also have raspberries, strawberries, yellow squash, sugar snap peas and more.

The Well at Snead’s Farm will be serving a farm-to-fork menu each day, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The chefs at Sunken Well have had grass-fed beef from Fredericksburg’s Braehead Farm butchered specially for this event. They’ll be serving the Snead’s Asparagus Burger, topped with Swiss cheese and loads of grilled asparagus.

Other menu items include:

  • Locavore Salad, with sugar snap peas, asparagus, spring onions, local lettuces and Braehead Farm strawberry dressing.
  • Braehead Farm Strawberries
  • Snead’s Farm Asparagus
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Dogs

The Well will also have a selection of local beers and wines, including Spencer Devon’s Snead’s Farm Blackberry Saison beer, along with a selection of other asparagus dishes.

While you’re at the farm, be sure to spend some time strolling around. Say hello to our lambs, sheep, llamas, goats, cows, horses and more, and purchase fresh-cut asparagus at the carport.

And if you decide you’d like to keep coming back every week to pick up your very own box of hand-picked local fruits and vegetables, you can still sign up to join our 2017 CSA.

**Please, no outside food.**