Welcome to the site of Backbone Food Farm, a diversified small family farm located in Garrett County, MD.  We share our 530-acre farm at the foot of Backbone Mountain with our animal partners that include chickens, draft horses, cows and pigs.  Strictly sustainable and organic methods are used to raise fresh, healthy safe-to-eat food.

We realize the challenge of eating well given the choices of today’s global market.  Chemical pesticides, fertilizers, GMOs and thousands of miles can come between you and a decent head of lettuce. We want to offer a local alternative at an affordable price. Fresh vegetables and herbs of many varieties, eggs, shiitake mushrooms, and grass-fed beef are all part of our offerings. To nurture the spirit, we raise cut flowers including zinnias, cosmos, bachelor buttons and sunflowers.  .

Because we believe the children are the key to a better future, call to talk to us about special on-the-farm educational programs.

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 “Serving Garrett and Allegheny counties 
a healthy eating alternative since 1996”

Now in Morgantown,West Virginia Too!

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We, the Farmers of Backbone Food Farm pledge we will:

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Reject the use of synthetic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. 

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Reject the use of GMOs, chemically treated seeds, synthetic toxic materials, irradiation and sewer sludge.

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Treat livestock humanely by providing pasture for ruminants, access to outdoors and fresh air for all livestock, banning cruel alterations and using no hormones or antibiotics in feed.

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Maintain and build healthy soils by using farming practices that include rotating crops annually, using compost, cover crops, green manures and reduced tillage.

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Conserve natural resources by reducing erosion and pollution of air, soil and water through responsible farming practices.

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Create beneficial habitat and encourage biodiversity.

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Handle raw manure and soil amendments with care.

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Sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations.


Max and Katharine Dubansky
530 Lynndale Rd.
Oakland MD 21550
301-334-5633
Western Maryland Organic Food Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Co-op (CSA)