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We are selling asparagus at the carport daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. starting Friday, April 21.

Buy a 2-pound bag for $10 or a 5-pound bag for $20. Get this delicious spring treat while it lasts!

Want more delicious Snead’s Farm goodies all summer long? Join our CSA while you’re here buying asparagus. Find the contract here.

Come to the Snead’s Farm Asparagus Festival May 27-29

Snead's Farm Asparagus Festival

Join us during Memorial Day weekend as we celebrate the asparagus harvest!

There is no entry fee for the asparagus festival. Just come on out to the farm 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Say hello to our lambs, sheep, llamas, goats, cows, horses and more, and purchase fresh-cut asparagus at the carport.

The Well at Snead’s Farm will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., serving the Snead’s Farm Asparagus burger–made with Braehead Farm beef and topped with a generous helping of asparagus. The Well will also have a selection of local beers and wines, including Spencer Devon’s Snead’s Farm Blackberry Saison beer, along with a selection of other asparagus dishes.

Snead’s Farm will open for daily asparagus sales starting Friday, April 21. We will be open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Asparagus may be purchased at the carport next to the house.

And there’s still time to join our 2017 CSA. Our first pickup will be May 1 for Monday customers, May 3 for Wednesday customers. This is shaping up to be a fantastic year for the CSA. Don’t miss out; download the contract here and join so that you can be in on the best deal around for supporting local farms and eating delicious local produce.

 

 

CSA Week 17: Aug. 22 and 24, 2016

In the box:

2 containers Snead’s Farm berries
3 watermelons
1 bag tomatoes
1 dozen corn
2 bags Irish potatoes

OPTIONAL BONUS 
To be picked on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Snead’s Farm:
1 quart raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

To be picked on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Snead’s Farm:
1 quart raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $99
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,738

Meal ideas:

Night 1: Ready for something completely different? This Watermelon Salad recipe from the August issue of Bon Appetit looks like just the ticket.
Night 2: Who says graham cracker crust has to be on the bottom of a  berry dessert? Try this graham cracker blueberry crumble (you can sub in whatever berries are in your box) for dessert tonight.
Night 3: Baked potato bar. Get inspired here.
Night 4: Corn, tomato and black bean tostadas (use chopped tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes)
Night 5: Beef and watermelon stir-fry 
Night 6: Grilled corn salad with black beans and queso fresco
Night 7: Raspberry and Blue Cheese salad (add some grilled shrimp or chicken on top to complete the meal)

CSA Week 16: Aug. 15 and 17, 2016

In the box

1 pint blueberries
1 container of Snead’s Farm berries (raspberries or blackberries)
7 watermelons
1 dozen eggs
1 bag tomatoes
2 eggplants
2 peppers

OPTIONAL BONUS 
To be picked on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

To be picked on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)
Total retail value of this week’s box: $154
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,639

Meal plan

Night 1: Watermelon gazpacho with grilled-cheese sandwiches (or alongside grilled shrimp)
Nights 2 and 3: Baked eggplant parmesan
Night 4:Tomato-watermelon salad
Night 5: Bell pepper and herb quiche with a side of cold watermelon
Night 6: Chinese-style eggs and tomatoes
Night 7: Watermelon “steak” salad

 

CSA Week 15: What’s in the box?

In the box

2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
4 watermelons
2 cantaloupes
1 bag tomatoes
3 peppers
1 eggplant

OPTIONAL BONUS 
To be picked on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

To be picked on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $159
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,485

Meal ideas

Night 1: BLTs make the ultimate lazy summer dinner. We’ve been jazzing ours up by stirring pesto into the mayonnaise we use, adding a fried egg to the sandwich or going all-out on really good crusty bread. This week it might be time to add pimiento cheese to the mix.
Night 2: Eggplant and Olive Pizza
Night 3: Tomato and Watermelon Salad (this would be great with grilled shrimp)
Nights 4 and 5: Lasagna with spinach and peppers
Night 6: Melon and crispy prosciutto salad
Night 7: Blueberry and farro salad

 

 

CSA Week 14: Aug. 1 and 3, 2016

In the box:

2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
1 dozen corn
1 large bag tomatoes
3 cantaloupes
3 peppers

OPTIONAL BONUS 
To be picked on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)
**Also on Wednesday, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the herb garden (to the left of the sand pile), Ellen Snead will be out in the garden sharing the bounty of this year’s herbs (especially basil). Visit her in the garden to take home some aromatic additions to your menu for the week.**

To be picked on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $154
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,326

Meal Plan

Night 1: Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s Savory Cantaloupe Salad served on crusty bread. This is summer eating.
Nights 2 and 3: Corn soup with grilled cheese-and-tomato sandwiches
Night 4: Grilled sausage links and peppers served on hot dog buns (To grill the peppers: Cut lengthwise into chunks that won’t slip through the grill grates, brush lightly with oil. Grill until tender, then toss hot peppers with raw chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Cut grilled pepper chunks into strips to serve with sausages.)
Night 5: Marinated tomatoes. There are some summer nights I would eat this all by itself. Serve with a hard-boiled egg, a slice of crusty bread spread with cheese, a plate of chips and hummus…it’s a low-maintenance dinner.
Night 6: Prosciutto, melon and mozzarella (This would be great to bring to a pot-luck)
Night 7: Blueberry-corn salad

CSA Week 13: July 25 and 27, 2016

In the box:

2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
1 dozen eggs
1 bag tomatoes
1 dozen sweet corn
4 green peppers
1 eggplant
1 butternut squash

OPTIONAL BONUS 
To be picked on Wednesday, July 27 at Snead’s Farm:
3 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

To be picked on Sunday, July 31 at Snead’s Farm:
3 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $188
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,172

Meal Plan:

**Note: Due to extreme heat, berry picking hours this week will be 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Night 1: Hamburgers topped with tomato slices and grilled eggplant (My eggplant method – Slice crosswise, douse in olive oil. Prepare a dish with lemon juice and minced garlic. Grill eggplant slices until tender, then throw them in the prepared dish. Use these to top burgers, and use any leftovers on sandwiches throughout the week.)
Night 2: Shrimp and corn with basil (add some chopped fresh tomatoes)
Night 3: Grilled sausages and peppers with a side ofgrilled corn.
Nights 4: Mexican butternut squash and corn saute
Night 5: BLT sandwiches with berries on the side
Night 6:  Blackberry Ricotta Pizza
Night 7: Breakfast for dinner: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes

CSA Week 12: July 18 and 20, 2016

In the box:

2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
2 pints cherry tomatoes
4 cucumbers** (because cucumbers are not available for Wednesday’s pickup this week, we will include these in a future box for our Wednesday customers)
2 eggplant
1 large bag tomatoes

OPTIONAL BONUS 
To be picked on Wednesday, July 20 at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 11 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

To be picked on Sunday, July 24 at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 11 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $147
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $984

Meal Plan

Night 1: This Tomato and Eggplant Tian would make a nice side to a roasted or sauteed fish fillet. Add a side of berries for a light summer meal.
Night 2: Cucumber and Israeli Couscous salad, with rotisserie chicken or something pre-cooked as your main, because it’s too hot to cook!
Night 3: Leftover rotisserie chicken on a salad with raspberries and feta cheese.
Night 4: Blueberry balsamic glazed rosemary roasted chicken
Night 5: Taco night with homemade pico de gallo
Night 6: Blackberry glazed salmon
Night 7: Polenta tart with roasted cherry tomatoes

CSA Week 10: July 4 and 6, 2016

In the box:

2 pints Snead’s Farm blackberries
2 pints blueberries
2 bags potatoes
1 bag squash
2 candy onions (sweet like Vidalias)
4 green peppers

OPTIONAL BONUS: 1 quart pick-your-own raspberries, to be picked between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at Snead’s Farm. Pick-your-own berries are for CSA members only.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $47
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $659

Meal Plan:

FYI: Here’s a nice post on candy onions and how to grill them for burger toppers.
Night 1: Kabobs on the grill, using this method to make sure ingredients stay separate. You could use chunked onions, peppers, squash and the meat of your choice with these.
Night 2: The crispiest oven fries alongside leftover grilled meat and salad.
Night 3: For dessert: mixed-berry crostata (minus the strawberries)
Nights 4 and 5: Slow-cooker veggie chili with summer squash
Night 6: Potato gratin aside main dish of your choice.
Night 7: Breakfast for dinner, with this potato hash with bell peppers and onions.