New this year at Snead’s Farm: Our “Tarzan Patch” along U.S.
17 in front of the farm is an early-bird giant pumpkin patch filled with
heirloom baking pumpkins that weigh into the hundreds of pounds. You’ll find
orange, white, blue and pink gourds for your cooking and decorating needs. Pick
your own for $40 per GIANT pumpkin.
Right behind the pumpkins we have a row of sunflowers about
to burst into peak bloom. Pick your own flowers for $1 per stem (keep in mind
many stems have multiple blooms).
This is in addition to the other attractions you’ll find
throughout Snead’s Farm, all of which are accessible with your $5 per person
Our Snead’s Farm roadside stand will remain open through Sept. 27. Right now, we have sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn, raspberries, tall tunnel tomatoes, peaches, grapes and more.
We’re working on even more fun activities, hikes and play areas for this year’s Fall Festival, which will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Come see us at the farm. We’re open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We take cash and all major credit cards. Dogs on leash are welcome!
**And don’t let our CSA Early Bird Special pass you by! Join before Oct. 2 and get 10 percent off a small or full share! Click here for details. **
We are currently offering blackberries at 1…2…FREE! pricing. We still have peaches, raspberries, melons and much more, but supplies are starting to become more limited. Our farm stand is open daily 9-6. We take cash and all major credit cards.
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!