Emmett Snead recently sat down with WFVA’s Ted Schubel to talk about the history of Snead’s Farm and how he approaches the business of farming. You can even learn a thing or two about growing asparagus!
Catch the interview on Ted’s “All Business” podcast. Download it here.
“What could we do on the farm that we liked to do as kids?” Snead says about the process he and his wife, Ellen, use to decide what to add to the property. “Then we put those things on our farm, and people come here and enjoy it.”
Snead’s Farm was featured in a recent video by Dave Miller and the Virginia Farm Bureau. Learn about how our farming practices are different from those of bigger farms, and watch Emmett sample the sweet corn right in the field!
Emmett’s Tall Tunnel Tomatoes are coming on strong as summer comes to a close here at Snead’s Farm, so we are offering our 1…2…FREE deal on these summer beauties. That means that when you buy two quarts, for $5 apiece, you get 1 additional quart FREE! We’ll be offering this deal now through Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Also on sale for 1…2…FREE are our $5 quarts of Snead’s Farm peaches. And Snead’s Farm sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn is still 25 cents an ear, $10 a bushel.
We’ve still got lots of great summer produce here at the Snead’s Farm road stand, and we’ll be keeping the stand open this year through Sept. 28. Come visit us, we’re open 9-6 every day.
UPDATE (Aug. 22, 2018) We are currently out of watermelons. More may be ready in September. (Aug. 16, 2018): Raspberries have been added to our buy 2 get one free sale.
It’s peak blackberry season! We’re celebrating with a sale! Buy two pints of blackberries ($5 apiece), get one FREE! You can also buy a flat for $40. These are great for snacking, on cereal, in pies, jams, sauces and more! Our blackberry season is short, so don’t miss out!
We also still have peaches on sale at the same 1…2…FREE pricing. Read here about the different varieties of peach that will be ripening over the next several weeks.
We’re open every day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. We take all major credit cards!
As summer winds down, our peach orchard continues to be prolific. We grow several varieties of peaches here at Snead’s Farm, and as we move into the last months of the growing season, some of our favorites are starting to ripen. These are some of the biggest, juiciest peach varieties we grow.
If you’re not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, it would be a good idea to take advantage of our deal on half-bushel boxes, which we’re selling for $30 (down from $35 last year) so that you can stock some away for a colder day. You an also buy peaches for $5 a quart, or buy two quarts, get one free.
Here’s a little guide to what will be ripening over the next few weeks. Find all of these at the farm stand every day, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Aug. 13
Emmett’s father’s favorite peach. A taste-test winner in panels across the U.S.
Aug. 13 – Aug. 19
These large freestone peaches have less fuzz than others, and they’re a great variety for canning or freezing.
Aug. 20 – Aug. 26
A fine-flavored peach with firm yellow flesh covered by deep red velvety skin.
Aug. 27 – Sept. 4
Another large, late-summer freestone peach variety. Perfect for cobblers!
Our big, beautiful freestone peaches are finally in! We grow two types of peaches: clingstone and freestone. The clingstones are always the first to ripen. They are delicious, but smaller and in some ways better for eating out of hand than slicing for recipes, because the flesh clings to the stone on the inside (hence the name).
But as of July 14, we are fully into freestone season. Freestone peaches are bigger, tastier, and ideal for pies, cobblers, salads, canning, freezing and other preparations, because the flesh pops so easily off the stone.
We are selling peaches at our special 1…2…FREE pricing, meaning you can get three quarts ($5 apiece) for $10 here at the farmstand.
You can also buy a half-bushel box of peaches for $35.
Come get a sweet taste of summer!
Also: Watermelons have come in! We’ve got large, seedless watermelons for $5 apiece!
Peaches have really sprung into full season this week! To celebrate, we’re offering our special “1…2…FREE” pricing on peaches. Buy two quarts, get one FREE! That means you can get 3 quarts of Snead’s Farm peaches for $10.
“1…2…FREE” pricing is also still in effect on our heirloom cantaloupes. These have been going fast, so get to the stand to get them while you can!
We’re offering our favorite melons at a special price now through Sunday, July 8. We sell these cantaloupes for $5 apiece, but now through Sunday, you can get them for our “1…2…FREE” special pricing. So you can get three cantaloupes for $10.
We’ve also got blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, tomatoes, okra, string beans, cucumbers and free-range eggs.