COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
AT BACKBONE FOOD FARM

~ HELP KEEP FAMILY FARMS IN YOUR COMMUNITY ~

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VeggiesOur CSA runs 20 weeks, typically June through October.  Each week we will provide you with an assortment of foods grown on our farm.Our fruits, vegetables and mushrooms are Certified Naturally Grown, and you can read all about our growing practices on our Farmers Pledge page.  Your produce will be harvested at the peak of readiness, as freshly as possible. Often greens are picked the same day as share distribution. Over 20 years of growing experience has taught us that fresh is best, and we offer you only the highest quality foods!

Please look through the share descriptions below to find the ones that suit your needs best.

A CSA share is paid for up front to help us pay for the costs of the farming season. A 50% now, 50% by May 1st payment plan is available.

See below for available pick-up locations and what is in a share.

LINK TO CSA SIGN-UP FORM -
ALL MEMBERS MUST SUBMIT THIS FORM - THANKS

To send registration form,
full payment or deposit payment by check,
send to:
Backbone Farm CSA
530 Lynndale Road
Oakland, MD 21550

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Regular Share

Our standard produce share. You will receive 20 weeks of pick ups of in season produce from our farm. This size share is recommended for a single person or couple that cook/eat fresh regularly, or a family that will eat at home several meals a week. See our "What We Grow" List for details on what vegetables you can expect over the season.

Season Runs
Early June- mid-October
Regular Share $400
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Family Share

The same items as a regular share, only just aboended for a family who cooks/eats fresh regularly , or for folks who want to squirrel a bit away for the days ahead.See our "What We Grow" List ut doubled. This size is recommfor details on what vegetables you can expect over the season.
Season Runs
Early June- mid-October
Family Share $700
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Vegetarian's Bliss

No vegetables in this share, but all the other delights we grow for you on the farm. No meats..

You can expect 20 weeks of pick ups including, in season:

  • cut flower bouquets
  • gourmet mushrooms and chaga (shiitake, oyster and portabello)
  • berries (blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries)
  • Rhubarb
Season Runs
Early June- mid-October

Vegetarian's Bliss $200
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Ominvore's Delight

This share DOES NOT include any produce. Instead we are offering all the other delicious foods that our farm grows, plus the beauty of seasonal fresh cut flower bouquets. Shares will vary from week to week, but you will always find something you are bound to like. Twenty weekly pick ups that include (in season).

  • gourmet mushrooms (shiitake, portabello, oyster, chaga)
  • Pastured pork - sausages, chops, bacon, roasts and more
  • Grass fed beef- ground, balogna, roasts
  • Berries- Blueberiies, raspberries, gooseberries)
  • Cut flowers
  • Rhubarb
Season Runs
Early June- mid-October
Omnivore's Delight $265
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THE DELUXE

This share is the premier share- the best of what Backbone has to offer, and lots of it! This share will heap it all into one special basket each week. Veggies,herbs, mushrooms, flowers, meats and berries all in their own season. This share is recommended for a family or group that is eating well, and feeding several people regularly! You can't go wrong with this one!

Season Runs
Early June- mid-October
Deluxe Share $1,000
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Send us an email if you have any questions
about 2018 shares or call 301-233-2082

What is in a share ?

When signing up for the CSA, please fill out a 2018 SIGN UP FORM and choose your method of payment. You can use paypal here, or send us a check in the mail. If you need to arrange a payment plan, we would be happy to talk to you about that!
See below for our address.

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PICK UP LOCATIONS

We offer CSA distribution at four convenient locations

  • Backbone Farm- serving the Oakland and Deep Creek Lake area
    Wednesdays 10am-6pm
  • Mt. Fresh Farmer's Market, Oakland -
    Wednesday or Saturday 10 am-12:30
  • Thomas, WV - Allegheny Holistic Healing- serving the Thomas, Davis, Canaan Valley areas
    Thursdays 12-2pm
  • Morgantown Farmers Market - Saturdays, inquire about pick up details
  • We are considering a McHenry drop off location if there is enough need. Please contact us if you are interested.

It is with regret that we are no longer serving the Frostburg and Cumberland areas with a Friday drop off.


organic farming

WHY Participate in Community Supported Agriculture?

The benefits of joining our CSA are simple!

It gives you access to the freshest variety of organically grown products from farmers you trust.

We have over 20 years of growing and animal husbandry experience.

It supports connections in the small farm community, which in turn provides secure food systems in your own community.

It provides fresh, clean, healthful food grown using practices you and your family can trust and believe in.

It gives you a direct source to food- plain and simple! Some folks claim this also provides them with a connection to the Earth that supports us all. That one is open to personal interpretation! (We think so too!)

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What is in a share ?

Your weekly vegetable share will vary greatly, with the season. The first shares of the season will be full of greens perhaps with some herbs and spring onions thrown in. As the season progresses you will find all kinds of goodies in your share representing all types of vegetables- the leaf, the root, the fruit and the flower.

PLEASE READ SHARE DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING WHAT YOU WANT!

The following is a list of vegetables we grow!

Asian greens blend
basil- sweet, purple, Thai
beans- green, yellow, purple , assorted
beets
bok choi
broccoli
cabbage- green, savoy, chinese, red
carrots- orange, rainbow- best you'll ever taste!
celery
cilantro
cucumbers
dill
eggplant
fennel
garlic!
kale
lettuces- wide variety of heads
mustard greens- baby mix
onions- fresh and storage
parsley
peas- sugar snap, snow, shell
peppers- sweet and hot
potatoes
pumpkins
radishes
sage
salad mix
scallions
summer squash
swiss chard
thyme
tomatoes- cherry, heirloom, romas
winter squash
zuchinni

We believe that all people should have access to safe, clean, locally grown food that is chemical free!

Hope to see you 'down on the farm'!

Max and Katherine Dubansky Farming Family

Max and Katharine Dubansky
530 Lynndale Rd.
Oakland MD 21550
301-233-2082
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