2022 Snead’s Farm CSA
The 2022 CSA has closed to new memberships, but you can still join our summer or fall seasonal CSA. Learn more here.
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Joining the Snead’s Farm CSA is like buying a “share” in our farm’s product for the year. In exchange for your investment, you receive a “dividend” of the freshest produce possible. Members take on some of the risks and share in the benefits of growing food. CSAs are not about getting discounted produce, nor are they cooperatives. However, the Snead’s Farm CSA strives to be unsurpassed in the combination of value, quality, freshness, quantity and variety of items offered with the least amount of risk possible.
Two share sizes to choose from
Our traditional CSA shares are big enough to be split between two families, and provide a huge bounty of asparagus, corn, peaches and other popular crops. To meet the needs of busier families and smaller households, we also offer “small shares.” See all pricing and pickup options in the table below. All prices include sales tax.
**Bonus “Fall Gleaning” pickup** 2022 CSA members will receive an additional fall pickup on Oct. 31, 2022, at Snead’s Farm. This pickup will include a share of all of the late-fall produce, as well as free admission for hayrides and farm play on the 31st.
What does a share include?
Snead’s Farm CSA shares include fresh produce from our farm, as well as from Steve Minter Farm and Canning Farm of King George County, Idlewood Farm near Richmond and Braehead Farm of Fredericksburg. These partnerships allow us to offer a wider variety of items in our weekly boxes, reduce the risk to the consumer and promote the success of more local farms.
The contents of boxes will vary based on the yield of fruit and vegetable fields, plants and orchards, and of the laying hens, which depends on the forces of nature. However, Snead’s Farm and its partners have enough variety, growing more than 40 different crops, that enough shall come to fruition to afford everyone a good supply of almost everything. All crops at Snead’s Farm can be irrigated, greatly reducing the risk of failure.
The Snead’s Farm CSA may offer pick-your-own opportunities to members for asparagus, sugar snap peas, plums, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or grapes when there is a plentiful crop; however, Snead’s Farm cannot guarantee this. Small-share owners will enjoy the same pick-your-own opportunities as full-share owners.
In the 2021 CSA, both shares had “broken even” on the share price when compared to the retail value of goods distributed by the week of June 28. That means the two months of the CSA—plus the quadruple box in October—were essentially free!
Payment: A full share of the 2022 Snead’s Farm CSA costs $800 ($820 with sales tax), plus added transportation costs for the Braehead pickup location, as explained above. Small shares cost $550 ($563.75 with tax), plus transportation costs for Braehead. (Please note above: A 10% discount is available to those who join by Oct. 6, 2021.)
Pickup: Subscribe to our e-mail list at sneadsfarm.com or check our Facebook page for updates on hours and pick-your-own opportunities as the season goes on, and to receive recipe tips and a list of what’s in your box. If you know that you will miss your pickup, your options are to have someone pick it up for you or to simply forgo your share for the week. Cash refunds or share replacements will not be offered for any missed pickups. You are welcome to visit, picnic and stroll around the farm on pickup day, and on bonus pick-your-own days, which are usually on Saturday mornings.
How to join: Click here to buy online, or print out this form and send it with your payment to: Emmett Snead, 18294 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22408. Please make checks payable to Emmett Snead, according to the chart above. If you are splitting your share with another family, please list just one name that both families will use at pickup time. Please note that we do not split full shares on pickup day.