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No farm admission Saturday!

Kick off the season with our Spring Fling event this Saturday!

We’ll start the day with pick-your-own asparagus from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. PYO is included (so no extra charge) for CSA members, and you may bring payment to join on Saturday. Non-members can pick a 5-pound box for $20.

We will also have pre-picked asparagus for sale, as always: 2 pounds for $10; 5 pounds for $20.

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunken Well Tavern will be serving up delicious spring farm-fresh food, including the menu items below. This is the only day of the year you can come enjoy the farm without paying the $5 per person admission fee. Come see the spring growth, pick asparagus, talk to friends about the CSA and welcome another growing season here at Snead’s Farm!

Spring Fling Menu

Snead Asparagus Burger Asparagus, swiss cheese, Bavarian aoli, sautéed onions

Pork Belly Burger Smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese 

Signature Burger Creamy goat cheese, turmeric aoli and pickled red onion

Snead Dog Grilled Asparagus & slaw

Chili Cheese DogsPulled Pork BBQ Carolina-style with slaw

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Marinated Asparagus


Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is here!

Snead's Farm Asparagus

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 part of Historic Garden Week

Click the image to download the full tour description.

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.

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!