CSA Week 2: What’s in the box?

Snead's Farm strawberry

Did you know you can still join the CSA? We prorate the cost each week in our online store!

Buy a CSA share

SMALL SHARE

  • 2 quarts strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 1 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 jar locally grown and preserved produce from Three Ladies Foods

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. **You may pick both days for a total of 2 flats.**

1 “busket” sugar snap peas and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. **You may pick bothdays for a total of 2 flats.**

Total retail value of this week’s box: $104

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $253

FULL SHARE

  • 4 quarts strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
  • 2 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
  • 1 jar locally grown and preserved produce from Three Ladies Foods
  • 1 jar Snead’s Farm blackberry jam

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:

1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. **You may pick both days for a total of 2 flats.**

1 “busket” sugar snap peas and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 15, and/or Saturday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. **You may pick bothdays for a total of 2 flats.**

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

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $326

**Please note: The asparagus season usually starts right as the CSA season is beginning. This year, however, asparagus came in two weeks early, which means it is going out two weeks early. We have less asparagus than we usually do at this time of year, and that is why it is not available pre-picked in this week’s boxes. But the good news is that we’ve had many more strawberries this year than in previous years. 

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CSA Week 1: What’s in the box?

Buy a CSA share

It’s not too late to join the CSA! You can use the button above to buy online, or join in person at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8. Get the contract here.

In the box

SMALL SHARE

2 clamshell containers Jenny’s Gourmet shiitake mushrooms grown in Sedley, Va.
1 jar Snead’s Farm blackberry jam
1 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
1 5-pound bag Snead’s Farm asparagus
1 jar honey from Stillwater Flowers & Honey in Woodford
1 quart strawberries from Agriberry in Hanover County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

1 “busket” stir-fry peas (young sugar snap peas) and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $149 (includes pick-your-own asparagus on Saturday, May 4)

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $149

FULL SHARE

4 clamshell containers Jenny’s Gourmet shiitake mushrooms grown in Sedley, Va.
2 jars Snead’s Farm blackberry jam
2 dozen eggs from Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg or Canning Farm in King George County
2 5-pound bags Snead’s Farm asparagus
2 jars honey from Stillwater Flowers & Honey in Woodford
2 quarts strawberries from Agriberry in Hanover County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 5-pound flat asparagus, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

1 “busket” stir-fry peas (young sugar snap peas) and tendrils, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, May 8, and/or Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $198 (includes pick-your-own asparagus on Saturday, May 4)

Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $198

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No farm admission Saturday!

Kick off the season with our Spring Fling event this Saturday!

We’ll start the day with pick-your-own asparagus from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. PYO is included (so no extra charge) for CSA members, and you may bring payment to join on Saturday. Non-members can pick a 5-pound box for $20.

We will also have pre-picked asparagus for sale, as always: 2 pounds for $10; 5 pounds for $20.

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunken Well Tavern will be serving up delicious spring farm-fresh food, including the menu items below. This is the only day of the year you can come enjoy the farm without paying the $5 per person admission fee. Come see the spring growth, pick asparagus, talk to friends about the CSA and welcome another growing season here at Snead’s Farm!

Spring Fling Menu

Snead Asparagus Burger Asparagus, swiss cheese, Bavarian aoli, sautéed onions

Pork Belly Burger Smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese 

Signature Burger Creamy goat cheese, turmeric aoli and pickled red onion

Snead Dog Grilled Asparagus & slaw

Chili Cheese DogsPulled Pork BBQ Carolina-style with slaw

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Marinated Asparagus

Chili

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Hear Emmett Snead talk farming

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!

Snead's Farm

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.”

Asparagus is here!

Snead's Farm Asparagus

We have opened the car port for asparagus sales! We are open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices are:

2-pound bag – $10

5-pound bag – $20

We will move asparagus sales to the road-side stand on U.S. 17 on April 30 because the farm is on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour, which takes place that day. On that day only, all farm admissions will require a Garden Week ticket, however, anyone is welcome to come shop at our stand.

The farm is  also now open to visitors, for $5 admission per person.

We’re excited to have asparagus back! Get it while it lasts!

Pick-your-own additions make the 2019 CSA our best deal ever!

Snead's Farm CSA Box

Pick-your-own berries have always been a popular part of our CSA here at Snead’s Farm. This year, we’re adding something that hasn’t been available in this region for more than 30 years: pick-your-own asparagus.

We plan to include pick-your-own asparagus and pick-your-own sugar snap peas (season permitting) in CSA shares for this year. Click here to join.  

Pick-your-own days for CSA members and the public will be:

  • Saturdays (May 4, 11, 18): 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays (May 15, 22, 25): 10 – 11 a.m.

We plan to offer spring pick-your-own opportunities totalling $220 in value–that’s in addition to the weekly box you get starting May 6.

So what are you waiting for? Get in now on one of the best experiences–and best values–in fresh local produce.

Get the CSA Contract

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Snead’s Farm is part of Historic Garden Week

Click the image to download the full tour description.

Snead’s Farm is one of five properties  featured in this year’s Fredericksburg Garden Week tour, hosted by the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club. The tour takes place Tuesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Emmett and Ellen Snead will be on hand to talk about the property, farming, conservation and more. Read about the tour and how to buy tickets here.

Announcing: Spring Field Trips

Snead’s Farm will offer spring field trips in 2019. Our field trips give students the chance to see a real working, family farm, and to hear lessons about soil and growing spring crops like asparagus that can be tailored to fit individual class needs. We offer two levels for school groups:

  • $5 per person: Self-guided field trip. Farm entry applies to every individual participating (including teachers, chaperones and siblings). No presentation or harvest demonstration included at this price point.
  • $8 per person: Includes farm entry for every participant, a lesson on growing asparagus or similar topic, a hayride and a harvest demonstration in the field.

Fees apply to every individual who participates or comes onto the farm property.

To schedule a field trip, contact Debbie Nance at 540-809-7545.

Coming this spring: Pick-your-own asparagus!

Snead's Farm Asparagus

For the first time in more than 30 years, we’re bringing back pick-your-own asparagus! Pick-your-own days will be included for CSA members (join here), but we will also open to to the public for asparagus-picking ($5 entry fee applies to non-CSA members, supervised children welcome).

Picking asparagus is a unique activity that will teach you a lot about how this perennial spring favorite grows. We charge $20 per gallon bucket. This amount will be included in our CSA members’ weekly shares.

Pick-your-own days for CSA members and the public will be:

  • Saturdays (May 4, 11, 18): 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays (May 8, 15, 22): 10 – 11 a.m.

Help us celebrate the start of the season May 4, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with our CSA Kickoff Party. This is one of the only days of the year we’ll have NO FARM ENTRY FEE. Look for more details on this fun event to come!

Join us at Sunken Well Tavern on Feb. 28!

Emmett Snead

Emmett Snead will talk about his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, on Thurs., Feb. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunken Well Tavern, 720 Littlepage St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

This free event is open to all. Come enjoy delicious Sunken Well food (including some farm-themed items) and hear about Emmett’s semi-autobiographical work of historical fiction.

Books will be available for sale and signing. You can also find the book on Amazon, or at Riverby Books, Roxbury Farms, and at Braehead Farm.

Get a taste of what the book’s about by listening to Emmett’s interview with WFVA’s Ted Schubel here.