CSA Week 16: Aug. 20 and 22, 2018

Snead's Farm Raspberries

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints Snead’s Farm blackberries
1 bag Snead’s Farm tall tunnel tomatoes
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
1 bushel Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 quart raspberries and 30 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $127
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,548

SMALL SHARE

1 pint Snead’s Farm blackberries
1 bag Snead’s Farm tall tunnel tomatoes
12 Snead’s Farm peaches
6 ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
1 quart raspberries and 30 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and/or Sunday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $98.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,084.25

Cooking ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

Blackberries are now 1…2…FREE!

Snead's Farm Blackberries

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!

Happy eating!

On sale now: Peaches and sweet corn

Our special pricing on melons has now ended, but you can still (for now) find cantaloupes and watermelons for $5 apiece at the farm stand.

We’re also still offering our 1…2…FREE pricing (buy two quarts at $5 per quart, get one free) on peaches. And corn is still selling for 25 cents an ear, or $10 a bushel.

We’ve also still got lots of other summer favorites, including raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, squash, free-range eggs and more. Our Concord grapes will be coming in later this month!

Come get your summer favorites while they’re still here!

CSA: Aug. 13 and 15, 2018

In the box

SMALL SHARE

1 container Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 pint okra from Snead’s Farm
2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
6 ears Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 quart blackberries, to be picked at Snead’s farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and/or Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $149.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $985.75

FULL SHARE

3 containers Snead’s Farm berries (blackberries or raspberries)
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
1 bushel Snead’s Farm sweet corn
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries and 15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 quart blackberries, to be picked at Snead’s farm on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and/or Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $186
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,421

Cooking ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

Summer is peachy at Snead’s Farm!

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.

Dates Peach variety Notes
Aug. 9 – Aug. 13 Loring Emmett’s father’s favorite peach. A taste-test winner in panels across the U.S.
Aug. 13 – Aug. 19 Cresthaven These large freestone peaches have less fuzz than others, and they’re a great variety for canning or freezing.
Aug. 20 – Aug. 26 Redskin A fine-flavored peach with firm yellow flesh covered by deep red velvety skin.
Aug. 27 – Sept. 4 Fat Mama Another large, late-summer freestone peach variety. Perfect for cobblers!

CSA: Aug. 6 and 8, 2018

Snead's Farm raspberries

In the box

FULL SHARE

1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
half-dozen ears Snead’s Farm corn
3 Snead’s Farm watermelons
2 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 large bag sweet potatoes

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and/or Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $175.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1235

SMALL SHARE

1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
12 Snead’s Farm peaches
3 ears Snead’s Farm corn
1 Snead’s Farm watermelon
1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County
1 bag sweet potatoes

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

15 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

2 dozen pick-your-own sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and/or Sunday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $144.75
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $836.25

Kitchen ideas

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Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

CSA: July 30 and Aug. 1, 2018

Snead's Farm

In the box

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 quart okra from Snead’s Farm
12 Snead’s Farm peaches
3 ears Snead’s Farm corn
1 Snead’s Farm watermelon
1 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

10 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Make a memory with your family with this fun opportunity in our peach orchard. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $95.75
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $654.50

FULL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
2 quarts okra from Snead’s Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
half-dozen ears Snead’s Farm corn
4 Snead’s Farm watermelons
2 eggplant from Steve Minter Farm in King George County

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

10 peaches, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Make a memory with your family with this fun opportunity in our peach orchard. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for best selection and to finish picking by 11 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $128.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1019.50

Cooking ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

CSA Pickup Hours:
Braehead Farm: Mondays, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
North Stafford: Mondays, noon until 6 p.m.
Snead’s Farm: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

CSA: July 23, 25, 2018

Snead's Farm sunflowers

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
one quart okra from Snead’s Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
half-dozen ears Snead’s Farm corn
3 Snead’s Farm watermelons

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 25, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 29, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 25, and/or Sunday, July 29, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $133.50
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $891

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
one pint okra from Snead’s Farm
2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
3 ears Snead’s Farm corn
1 Snead’s Farm watermelon

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 25, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 29, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 25, and/or Sunday, July 29, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $97.75
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $558.75

Kitchen Ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

CSA: July 16 and 18, 2018

Snead's Farm peaches

In the box

FULL SHARE

2 pints blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 dozen free-range eggs from Canning Farm in King George County
1 large bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
2 cucumbers from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
one pint okra from Moss Neck Farm
1 flat Snead’s Farm peaches
2 large bags Snead’s Farm summer squash

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, and/or Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $129
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $757.50

SMALL SHARE

1 pint blueberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm
1 bag sweet potatoes from Canning Farm
1 cucumber from Moss Neck Farm in Caroline County
half pint okra from Moss Neck Farm
2 quarts Snead’s Farm peaches
1 large bag Snead’s Farm summer squash

Pick-Your-Own Opportunities:
2 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3 quarts raspberries, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked at Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, July 18, and/or Sunday, July 22, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $98
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $461

Cooking ideas

Breakfast

Lunch

  • Vegetable bulgur salad (You can put this kind of lunch salad together with whatever vegetables you have. So this week, I’d saute squash and okra and maybe add some roasted chopped sweet potatoes or fresh sliced peaches. It’s very versatile and can be packed for the office.)
  • Summer squash pannini

Dinner

Snacks

Basic Techniques

Freestone peaches…worth the wait!

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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!

Our stand is open every day, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.