Six weeks until CSA season starts!

Local farms are essential businesses – and CSA members are essential to our farm!

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We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. As our country continues efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we at Snead’s Farm have been busy planting and nurturing the crops that will feed our CSA members this spring, summer and fall.

The first CSA pickup is only six weeks away. The CSA is a way to guarantee yourself access to locally grown produce, while also helping local family farms, including Snead’s Farm and Braehead Farm in Fredericksburg, stay in business. A CSA share gives you a weekly box of produce for pickup at one of three locations from May through August, along with a quadruple box that includes pumpkins in October. Read all of the details here. 

As restaurants have had to close their dining rooms, we know many of you are finding yourselves in the kitchen more frequently. If cooking doesn’t come easily to you, rest assured–if you can boil water, you can use the weekly recipes provided by local writer Emily Freehling, who distributes our CSA e-mail, to turn our produce into satisfying family meals.

As we continue to monitor developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to offer the following guidance to our customers:

  • Snead’s Farm is classified as an essential business, allowed to remain open under the Governor’s most recent Executive Order. We do not have any indoor gathering areas here at the farm. While we are currently still closed for the off-season, we do plan to open for some form of asparagus sales when this spring crop comes in next month, as well as for CSA pickups in May.
  • The current Executive Order expires before the first CSA pickup, but in the event that social distancing recommendations remain in place through May, we will ask that all of our CSA members remain at least 6 feet from all other parties, and do not come to the farm if you are sick (You can  have someone else pick up your share, they only need to know your name.).
  • Here at the farm, we are using enhanced sanitation practices with our workers. Our outdoor work lends itself to social distancing. 
  • CSA members are welcome to enjoy the farm or even bring a picnic on pickup day. Being outside is good for all of us. We ask that you continue to observe recommended social practices while you are on the farm. We have also added a hand-washing station to enhance cleanliness on-site.

Please stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time. We look forward to serving you high-quality local fruits and vegetables this year.

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