By: Joanie Costlow (May 18, 2011)
Aliabaad farm is a great small farm in Sharpsburg, MD. They offer a ton of fresh produce and many varieties of fresh herbs (perfect for my family since we cook all the time)! Their eggs are absolutely delicious.
Ali has always been very accommodating, and allows CSA members full access to his farm for hiking, walks, picnics, or just to visit the chickens or goats. His farm is remarkably clean and manicured and all his animals are happy and healthy! I love that Ali allows families to select the types of produce they want each week, so you don't get a bunch of something that your family doesn't care for or that you can't use that week.
This year the CSA started the first week of May and each week the amount of produce available just triples! It is awesome! Ali or his helpers pick all the produce for his CSA members the day they pick up their shares so it is all really fresh. Whatever he is unable to sell at the farmer's market get donated to charity, another added bonus about this farm. No waste!
In addition to vegetables, fruits, herbs and eggs, Aliabaad sells potted & hanging flowers in April for anyone interested. Ali also holds 2 cookouts (one early and one late in the season) with food, drinks, music, and hay rides for his CSA members and friends. This CSA is defiantly worth every penny and more!
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