We have opened the car port for asparagus sales! We are open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices are:
2-pound bag – $10
5-pound bag – $20
We will move asparagus sales to the road-side stand on U.S. 17 on April 30 because the farm is on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour, which takes place that day. On that day only, all farm admissions will require a Garden Week ticket, however, anyone is welcome to come shop at our stand.
The farm is also now open to visitors, for $5 admission per person.
We’re excited to have asparagus back! Get it while it lasts!
Snead’s Farm is one of five properties featured in this year’s Fredericksburg Garden Week tour, hosted by the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club. The tour takes place Tuesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Emmett and Ellen Snead will be on hand to talk about the property, farming, conservation and more. Read about the tour and how to buy tickets here.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.