Snake Creek Farms LLC of Carroll County, VA was founded in 2002, the farm is owned and operated by brothers JC and Leonard Banks and sons Travis and Curtis Banks. The local business has quickly grown into a reputable operation, producing cabbage, pumpkins, sweet corn and several varieties of greens.
Leonard’s oldest son, Curtis joined the family business as a young child, working on the dairy farm. As a teenager, he began working the fields while playing baseball and basketball – but he always knew he would follow in his father’s footsteps.
The family eventually sold their dairy farm, opting to concentrate on their beef cattle and produce operations and increasing their cabbage production. As the four family members joined forces, the family business quickly grew from their original crop of cabbage to include sweet corn, beets, pumpkins, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, and mustard greens.
The Banks family has worked hard to maintain the high standards set by their parents in order to honor their legacy. Their great-tasting cabbage and eye catching pumpkins have become well-known in our region and are greatly sought after each growing season. In recent years, they have also expanded their facility to allow them to cool and ice their produce before it is shipped to better maintain product integrity.
Leonard Banks spent numerous hours as a boy working on his parent’s dairy and produce farms, growing cabbage, beans and other vegetables. During high school, he maintained his farm duties, while playing football. Since graduation, he has solely dedicated himself to farming and producing the best quality produce possible.
JC also worked the family farm as a small boy. He too played sports, but worked in the fields during summer breaks and as needed. After high school, JC received an Associate’s Degree in Machine Technology.
Curtis joined the family business as a young child, working on the dairy farm. As a teenager, he began working the fields while playing baseball and basketball – but he always knew he would follow in his father’s footsteps.
Travis also grew up working the dairy and produce farms. During high school, he played football, basketball and baseball, but was always available to shoulder his share of the workload. After high school, he too obtained an Associate’s Degree in Machine Technology.