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Announcing: Spring Field Trips

Snead’s Farm will offer spring field trips in 2019. Our field trips give students the chance to see a real working, family farm, and to hear lessons about soil and growing spring crops like asparagus that can be tailored to fit individual class needs. We offer two levels for school groups:

  • $5 per person: Self-guided field trip. Farm entry applies to every individual participating (including teachers, chaperones and siblings). No presentation or harvest demonstration included at this price point.
  • $8 per person: Includes farm entry for every participant, a lesson on growing asparagus or similar topic, a hayride and a harvest demonstration in the field.

Fees apply to every individual who participates or comes onto the farm property.

To schedule a field trip, contact Debbie Nance at 540-809-7545.

Coming this spring: Pick-your-own asparagus!

Snead's Farm Asparagus

For the first time in more than 30 years, we’re bringing back pick-your-own asparagus! Pick-your-own days will be included for CSA members (join here), but we will also open to to the public for asparagus-picking ($5 entry fee applies to non-CSA members, supervised children welcome).

Picking asparagus is a unique activity that will teach you a lot about how this perennial spring favorite grows. We charge $20 per gallon bucket. This amount will be included in our CSA members’ weekly shares.

Pick-your-own days for CSA members and the public will be:

  • Saturdays (May 4, 11, 18): 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays (May 8, 15, 22): 10 – 11 a.m.

Help us celebrate the start of the season May 4, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with our CSA Kickoff Party. This is one of the only days of the year we’ll have NO FARM ENTRY FEE. Look for more details on this fun event to come!

Join us at Sunken Well Tavern on Feb. 28!

Emmett Snead

Emmett Snead will talk about his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, on Thurs., Feb. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunken Well Tavern, 720 Littlepage St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

This free event is open to all. Come enjoy delicious Sunken Well food (including some farm-themed items) and hear about Emmett’s semi-autobiographical work of historical fiction.

Books will be available for sale and signing. You can also find the book on Amazon, or at Riverby Books, Roxbury Farms, and at Braehead Farm.

Get a taste of what the book’s about by listening to Emmett’s interview with WFVA’s Ted Schubel here.


Come play with us!

Don’t let a beautiful fall weekend pass you by! We are open 9-6 Saturday and Sunday, and The Well will be open serving farm-to-fork food and local craft beers. We’ve got the best deals around on giant pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides included in your $8 entry fee and lots of other family-friendly fun, from creekside rope swings to mountain slides. Come make some memories!

Festival starts this weekend!

The Well at Snead's Farm

Get ready for hayrides, mountain slides, good food and giant pumpkins!

Read all about the Snead’s Farm 2018 Fall Festival here.

Farm-to-fork dining at The Well at Snead’s Farm

The folks from Fredericksburg’s Sunken Well Tavern will be cooking up delicious dishes made with farm-grown ingredients. From hot dogs to ribs, to burgers, nachos, salads and more, The Well has the perfect accompaniment to a fall day. Save room for dessert! They’ll be making their popular pumpkin roll and peach and blackberry shortcake.

They’ll also serve craft beers and ciders from Spencer Devon, Three Notch’d Brewing and Bold Rock.

The Well at Snead’s Farm Fall Festival Menu

The Well is open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day Monday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note that we do not allow outside food to be brought to the farm on these days.

Pumpkins are ready for picking!

Snead's Farm pumpkins

Thousands of big, beautiful orange pumpkins are ready for picking in our front field! We are open weekdays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

With your $5 farm admission, you can pick the largest pumpkin you can find in our field and take it home for $7. Pick your own sunflowers in our fields for 50 cents a stem. Also enjoy the last of the summer produce–peaches, corn and tomatoes–at our farm stand.

We’ve opened some of our Fall Festival attractions, including the Mountain Slides, rope swings, Out of my Gourd Maze and more.

Farm admission will remain at $5 per person (2 years old and younger free) this weekend and weekdays throughout the season.

Our Fall Festival officially kicks off Saturday, Sept. 29. Starting then, admission on weekends and Columbus Day will be $8 per person (2 years old and younger free). We will have hayrides and The Well at Snead’s Farm restaurant with craft beer operating on weekends and Columbus Day.

Please note that we do have weddings taking place on the farm this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 22 and 23). The hay barns and willow arch will be off-limits to non-wedding visitors, but you can still come explore the rest of the farm and pick pumpkins.

We hope to see you on the farm this fall!

Roadside Stand Opens June 27

Snead's Farm roadside stand

Our stand on U.S. 17 will be open 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day (including July 4) starting Wednesday, June 27.

When we open, we’ll have:

  • sweet corn – $3 per dozen ears, or a bushel for $10
  • summer squash – $1 per pound
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • okra
  • tall tunnel tomatoes

Later in July, we’ll have cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches and more. Come on out and visit us for farm-fresh produce!

Book signing at Richmond’s Fresca on Addison July 12

Emmett Snead

We’ve got another book signing for your calendar.

Emmett Snead will be selling and signing copies of his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, on July 12 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Fresca on Addison, a tasty Richmond vegetarian cafe. The event is free, and Fresca will be serving sweet corn pizza with fresh tomatoes made with ingredients grown here at Snead’s Farm.

Head over to the Facebook event page and tell your friends!

Buy the book

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.