COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE AT BACKBONE
HELP KEEP FAMILY FARMS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
2015 CSA INFORMATION
Our CSA runs 20 weeks, typically June through October. Each week we will provide you with an assortment of vegetables and herbs grown on our farm. We are Certified Naturally Grown, and you can read all about our growing practices on our Farmers Pledge page. Your produce will be harvested either the day of your pick up, or the day before for super fresh and vital food! Explore some new vegetables, and experience the benefits of seasonal eating. Shares will vary each week, providing you with staples and side dishes.
A CSA share is paid for up front to help us pay for the costs of the farming season. See below for more information on payment.
Send us an email if you have any questions about 2015 shares!
We offer CSA distribution at three convenient locations
Backbone Farm- serving the Oakland and Deep Creek Lake area
Main Street Books, Frostburg MD- serving Frostburg, Cumberland and LaVale
Fridays 9:30-12 noon (Thanks Fred!)
Salud Apothecary, Thomas, WV serving the Thomas, Davis, Canaan Valley areas
WHY JOIN A CSA?
The benefits of joining a CSA are simple!
It gives you access to the freshest variety of organically grown produce.
It gives the farmers a gauranteed market for their products.
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. Choose the farmer that suits you best! Make sure you know their farming practices!
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!)
When signing up for the CSA, please fill out a 2015 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.
LINK TO CSA SIGN-UP FORM -
ALL MEMBERS MUST SUBMIT THIS FORM - THANKS
New this year, we are offering other products than veggies!
Omnivore's Delight and Vegetarian's Bliss offer you more products from OUR FARM!
This standard share we recommend for one person or a couple. Veggies for twenty weeks. $400.00
A regular share almost doubled. This share is sized up for a family,also great for folks who want to preserve some food throughout the season. We do not encourage people to split this share amongst two families. $675
RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY
Pay by Check and through the mail and take 5% off until January 10th.
Regular Share $380.00 Family Share $641.25
Pay by Mail/Check and Save Paypal Fee
Regular Share $400.00 Family Share $675.00
PAY BY PAYPAL
& After January 10th, 2015
Returning Members Discount
Paid Before January 10th
*Special Shares! Available in limited quantities. Now you can have a share of all that our farm has to offer! This share DOES NOT include vegetables. It DOES include gourmet mushrooms (oyster and shiitake and possibly more), berries, meats, cut flowers and honey!
*Omnivore's Delight – over the season this includes
10 pints of mushrooms
8 pints of berries- blueberries and raspberries
20# meat,- grass fed beef and pastured pork cuts
6 bunches of cut flowers
honey…to be determined $200
*Vegetarian's Bliss- look forward to these items this season
18 pints of gourmet mushrooms
10 pints of fresh berries
6 bunches of cut flowers
honey….to be determined $165
Other treats and additions always possible...
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.
The following is an approximate list of what we grow in a season and how much of that vegetable you can expect throughout the season. Quantities here are for a REGULAR SHARE and portions for a FAMILY SHARE should be doubled.
To see a sample share from mid summer check our This Week's Share page
basil -----1 lb.
string beans-----5 lbs.
lettuce ----15 heads
peas (shell, snow and sugar snap)----6 pints
salad mix----5 lbs.
swiss chard----8 bunches
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 Katharine Dubansky
530 Lynndale Rd.
Oakland MD 21550
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