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2018 brings new CSA options


If the new year has you thinking about ways to get your family eating better, healthier food, then consider how one decision today could hold you accountable on that resolution down the road.

The Snead’s Farm CSA is a way to buy a “share” of the produce of our farm and a handful of other sustainable local farms for the growing season. You’ll get spring greens, asparagus, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, berries, melons, grapes, corn, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and all kinds of other delicious produce, picked hours before you come pick it up.

If you’ve been on the fence in the past about joining, 2018 is a great time to take the plunge. This year, for the first time, we are offering what we are calling “small” shares. When we say “small,” though, we’re simply trying to signal that these shares are roughly half (or more) of what our full shares will receive. Full shares are so large that almost all are split between two families. So small shares provide a way for smaller households or families who don’t have a partner to participate.

Click here to learn more about purchasing a small or full share in the 2018 CSA.

This is an investment that will pay dividends–in health, and in the joy of seasonal eating–down the road.

Christmas tree sales start Thanksgiving Day!


We will open Thanksgiving Day for Christmas tree sales. This year, we will be selling Blue Spruces for $95 apiece. (We no longer have white pines.) Price includes tax, baling and twine to tie to your car. You can use our saws to cut your own. Our trees range in height from 5 to 9 feet, with most in the 8- to 9-foot range.

Hours will be 9-5 daily during Christmas tree season.

We take cash and all major credit cards. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Snead’s Farm is also a great place for holiday card photo shoots. See our policy on professional photography here.

Two weekends left in our Fall Festival!

Snead's Farm fall festival


Weekdays: $5 per person

Weekends: $7 per person

children 1 year old and younger free

Dogs on leash are welcome!

Activities available every day: Unicorn Trail, sheep walk, goats, Snead’s Mountain Slides, Vietnam-era helicopter “playroom,” sunflower maze, farm animals to see, pick the biggest pumpkin you can find for $7, swing across a creek, walk in the woods, explore, enjoy nature and peace on this working family farm.

Additional activities available on weekends only: Hayrides, The Well at Snead’s Farm restaurant, Appalachian Kettle Korn, Garaffa’s soft-serve ice cream, seasonal treats. No outside food on weekends, please.

Pumpkins are not included with admission. 

Find full details on the Snead’s Farm Fall Festival here. 


The Well open weekends during Fall Festival


The Well at Snead’s Farm will be serving field-to-fork food every weekend at our Fall Festival. They’ll offer picnic boxes to eat out on the farm, sit-down service at the farmhouse and a “fast food” counter for popular items like $1 smoked sweet corn, hot dogs, etc. The Well will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Click here to read the Fall Festival Menu.

Please note: The Well will not be open on Columbus Day Monday.

Fall Festival opens this Sunday!

Snead's Farm pumpkin

We will open our Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24!

Admission to this year’s festival is $7 per person 2 years old and older. We’re adding lots of fun amenities this year, like our Snead’s Mountain Slides, a Unicorn Trail that will appeal to kids of all ages, improvements to our Vietnam-era helicopter and much more. This is a family-friendly, dogs-on-leash-friendly celebration of one of our favorite seasons.

Learn all about it here. 

Labor Day Weekend Sale

Snead's Farm roadside stand

UPDATE: We have now sold out of peaches, but still have other produce, while supplies last.

We are offering watermelons at a special price on Labor Day, Sept. 4: $3 apiece, or 5 for $10.

This is the last weekend we will be open at the farm stand. The following special deals start 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and are good while supplies last, or until 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4:

  • Seedless watermelons and heirloom sugarbabies: $3 apiece! This is a great price!
  • Sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn: $3 a dozen

We also still have peaches, raspberries, blackberries and tomatoes for sale.

After we close on Monday, the farm will be closed to the public until Sunday, Sept. 24, when our Fall Festival begins.

Thank you to all of our customers for a fantastic summer!

Farm closed Tuesday

Snead’s Farm will be closed today (Tuesday, Aug. 29) due to heavy rains.

Snead's FarmWe will re-open on Wednesday, Aug. 30. From that point, the farm will be open daily 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Labor Day, Sept. 4. We will close to the public from Sept. 5 until our Fall Festival opens on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Photographers are always welcome at the farm. Our sunflower fields remain in bloom during this time. All photographers entering the farm while we are closed need to pay a $20 entry fee (per client). Payment should be made upon entry at the carport. Please fill out the sign-in book and pay at the honor box before you conduct your photo session.

Click here for all the details on our Fall Festival!

Don’t forget, our 2018 CSA is now taking members. This year, we are offering both small and full shares. Take advantage of a 10 percent discount by signing up by Oct. 4, 2017. Get all the details here. 



CSA: Aug. 28, 30, 2017

Remember: This is the last CSA pickup until our quadruple fall box pickup on Oct. 4. For October pickup, ALL members come to Snead’s Farm on Wednesday.

Ready to join the 2018 CSA? Get the contract here. We are offering full shares and new “small” shares for next year. Get a 10 percent discount if you join before Oct. 4, 2017!

In the Box

1 bag tomatoes
1.5 dozen free-range eggs
2 bushels sugar ‘n’ spice corn
4 acorn squash
1 flat peaches

Optional Bonus for CSA members only: 2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30

Total retail value of this week’s box: $72.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,921.50

Cooking Ideas

Night 1: Peach grilled cheese with sweet corn soup
Night 2: Roasted corn and quinoa stuffed acorn squash
Night 3: Peach and tomato caprese salad
Night 4: Curried corn and coconut rice
Night 5: Corn pudding
Night 6: Peach-Basil Grilled Chicken
Night 7: Chips and Grilled Corn Salsa

This weekend: End-of-summer peach and sweet corn celebration!

Snead's Farm Peaches

There will be free farm admission Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, as we celebrate two summer favorites: our tree-ripened peaches and sugar n spice sweet corn!

Come out either day, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Here are some highlights:

  • The Well at Snead’s Farm will be serving up a peach- and sweet corn-themed menu from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, along with local beers and wines.
  • We’ll have peaches on special: Buy two quarts, get one FREE. We will also have half-bushel boxes of peaches on sale for $33.
  • We’ll also have our popular “One, two…FREE” pricing on watermelons! That means you can get three of our heirloom sugarbabies or seedless watermelons for just $10!
  • Sugar ‘n’ spice corn for $3 a dozen.
  • We’ll have hayrides, sprinklers for the kids and our usual play areas by the creek and around the farm. We also may be trying out some new play options ahead of our Fall Festival.

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CSA: Aug. 21 and 23, 2017

Cost to join the 2017 CSA this week: $182

Ready to join the 2018 CSA? Get the contract here. We are offering full shares and new “small” shares for next year. Get a 10 percent discount if you join before Oct. 4, 2017!

In the box

1 container berries
2 dozen eggs
1 quart grapes
1 bushel corn
1 flat peaches
4 watermelons
Optional Bonus for CSA members only: 2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23

Total retail value of this week’s box: $82
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,849

Cooking ideas

Need more watermelon ideas? Mark Bittman has some great ones here. 

Night 1: Peach, sausage and goat cheese fritatta (The recipe calls for wild boar sausage…use your favorite pork or other meat sausage.)
Night 2: Flank steak with watermelon salad
Night 3: Poached eggs with corn, chorizo and brioche croutons
Night 4: Peach and Gorgonzola chicken pizza
Night 5: Grilled fish with corn and watermelon salad
Night 6: Appetizer night! Peach, corn, mozzarella and basil bruschetta and Concord grape and rosemary focaccia
Night 7: Sweet corn and mushroom stif-fry