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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.**