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CSA Week 17: What’s in the box?

Last pickup ’til fall!

This is the last summer pickup of the 2019 CSA. Don’t forget to come to Snead’s Farm (all members, even those who normally pick up at Braehead and North Stafford) on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for your fall pickup, which will include pumpkins. Oct. 2 is also the last day to join the 2020 CSA at a 10 percent discount.


Snead’s Farm 2020 CSA

It’s already time to start thinking about the 2020 CSA! Once again, we are offering a 10 percent discount to those who join by Oct. 2, 2019. Get all the details here

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm
  • 1 quart Snead’s Farm Concord grapes
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
  • 1 jar local strawberry jam from 3 Ladies Foods

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We will not have pick-your-own on Sunday this week.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $41

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,102.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm Concord grapes
  • 1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
  • 2 jars local strawberry jam from 3 Ladies Foods

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We will not have pick-your-own on Sunday this week.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $69

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $2,574

Cooking Ideas

Emmett this week was remembering the grape juice his mom used to make from Concord grapes when he was growing up. The method is simple, even if you’re not an experienced canner. This blog post comes pretty close to the process he remembers. He said his father liked to eat the grapes left in the jars once the juice had been extracted. 

This is a great week to put away some sliced peaches for colder weather. Here is a no-peel method that calls for soaking the peaches in a lemon juice mixture to slow down browning. If you prefer a peeled peach, here’s another method that includes slipping the skins off after a hot water bath. 

You could also make a freezer peach pie and have instant deliciousness any time of year. 

What to do with Concord grapes?

We’ve got beautiful Concord grapes in season now, at the farm stand and in CSA boxes. These grapes have seeds, but they also have a flavor you won’t find in the varieties sold at the grocery stores.

Many people have asked what to do with them. We offer this method for simply canning grape juice. This is very close to the method Emmett Snead remembers his mother using to make grape juice when he was a child. Even if you’ve never canned, this is a simple method worth trying!

CSA Week 10: What’s in the box?

UPDATE:

Due to an excellent crop, we are doubling the amount of raspberries and peaches CSA members may pick this Sunday. On Sunday, July 14, CSA members may pick:
 

  • 2 quarts raspberries to be picked between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • 1 busket plumcots, 2 buskets peaches and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

See you at the farm on Sunday!

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 superstar cantaloupe from Snead’s Farm
  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 3 banana peppers from Steve Minter Farm 
  • 2 green peppers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 small bag tomatoes from Steve Minter Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 10, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

1 busketplumcots and 1 busket peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 10, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 10, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 14, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplumcots, 1 busket peaches and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 14, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $110

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $950.50

FULL SHARE

  • 2 superstar cantaloupes from Snead’s Farm
  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 2 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 6 banana peppers from Steve Minter Farm 
  • 4 green peppers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 small bags tomatoes from Steve Minter Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 quart raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 10, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

1 busketplumcots and 1 busket peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 10, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 10, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 14, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplumcots, 1 busket peaches and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 14, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $130

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1203

Cooking Ideas

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CSA Week 9: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm raspberries

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 3 banana peppers from Steve Minter Farm 
  • 1 cucumber from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 green peppers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 6 ears sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn from Snead’s Farm
  • 1 small bag tomatoes from Steve Minter Farm
  • For Monday Pickup Only: 1 head broccoli from Wellington Farm in King George County – broccoli was given to Wednesday customers in last week’s box.

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 3, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 3, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 7, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 7, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $97

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $840.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 2 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 6 banana peppers from Steve Minter Farm 
  • 2 cucumber from Steve Minter Farm
  • 4 green peppers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 bushel sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn from Snead’s Farm
  • 2 small bags tomatoes from Steve Minter Farm
  • For Monday Pickup Only: 1 head broccoli from Wellington Farm in King George County – broccoli was given to Wednesday customers in last week’s box.

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 3, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 3, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 7, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 7, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $128

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,073

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Blueberries on sale…and we are open on July 4!

Snead's Farm July 4

As you prepare for July 4 week, we want to remind you that we are open EVERY DAY from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., including the Fourth.

And as you stock up on delicious produce for July 4 Week events, don’t forget about our sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn, a great value at 25 cents an ear.

And we’ve got some of the best blueberries of the season right now, and we’re putting them on sale…buy two containers, get one FREE!

Happy eating, and Happy Fourth!

CSA Week 8: What’s in the box?

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free range eggs 
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 bag squash
  • 2 cucumbers 
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 bunch beets with tops
  • 6 ears sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 26, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 26, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 30, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 30, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $99.50

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $743.50

FULL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free range eggs 
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 bags squash
  • 4 cucumbers 
  • 4 green peppers
  • 2 bunches beets with tops
  • 1 bushel sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 26, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 26, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 30, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 30, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $124

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $945

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CSA Week 7: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm raspberries

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 dozen free range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 4 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 head cabbage from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 candy onion from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 green peppers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 quart Snead’s Farm tall tunnel tomatoes
  • 1 pint Snead’s Farm blackberries

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplums and plumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 19, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 19, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 23, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplums and plumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 23, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $92

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $6
44

FULL SHARE

  • 2 dozen free range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 8 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 head cabbage from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 candy onions from Steve Minter Farm
  • 4 green peppers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 quarts Snead’s Farm tall tunnel tomatoes
  • 2 pints Snead’s Farm blackberries

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplums and plumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 19, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 19, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 23, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplums and plumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 23, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $118

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $821

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Farm stand opens June 12!

Snead's Farm sale

Our farm stand on U.S. 17 will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 12. The warm temperatures have been great for berries, so we’re starting off the year with a sale! Buy two blackberry, raspberry or blueberry containers, get one FREE!

Starting June 12, we will be selling:

  • tall tunnel tomatoes
  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • squash and zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • free-range eggs
  • pick-your-own sunflowers ($1 per stem)

We expect sweet corn to come in by Saturday, June 15. We are also expecting a bumper crop of peaches later this summer, when our cantaloupes, watermelons, grapes, apples and other late-summer produce will be available.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram accounts to get the latest on what’s in season!

We are also open to farm visitors. Admission is $5 per person 2 and older.

Photographers are welcome at any time (sunflowers fields should be in bloom now through fall).  We charge a $20 photography fee per session or client. In addition, all members of your party (including those who will not be in the photo) will need to pay the $5 farm admission fee.

CSA Week 6: What’s in the box?

In the box

SMALL SHARE

  • 1 large bag squash from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 1 pint Snead’s Farm blackberries
  • 4 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 1 natural waxed cotton food wrap from Walnut Hollow Naturals in Woodford

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplums and plumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 12, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 12, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 16, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplums and plumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 16, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $95

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $552

FULL SHARE

  • 2 dozen dozen free range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
  • 2 large bags squash from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
  • 2 pints Snead’s Farm blackberries
  • 8 cucumbers from Steve Minter Farm
  • 2 natural waxed cotton food wraps from Walnut Hollow Naturals in Woodford

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 busketplums and plumcots, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 12, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

1 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, June 12, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

1 quartraspberries to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 16, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

1 busketplums and plumcots and one dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, June 16, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $126

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $703

Cooking Ideas

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