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  • People Behind the Plants | Nina Gray

    People Behind the Plants | Nina Gray

    The rich red color, the scent of the vines, and of course – the summer-fresh taste. At Backyard Farms, we take a lot of pride in the quality of our tomatoes. It truly is our passion but we also follow a lot of rules, regulations and best practices to make… Read More
  • People Behind the Plants | Becky Battersby

    People Behind the Plants | Becky Battersby

    In honor of all the recent high school and college graduates out there, we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on the person who makes sure our employees have all the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at Backyard Farms. Meet Becky Battersby, our Manager of Training who’s been with… Read More
  • Honoring The Meaning of Memorial Day

    Honoring The Meaning of Memorial Day

    After a harsh winter and a cold spring, everyone in the state of Maine (and all over the northeast for that matter) is looking forward to a Memorial Day Weekend packed with good food and good times in the warm weather we’ve all been waiting for. At Backyard Farms, our… Read More
  • Another Blood Drive PLUS a First Look At Maine’s New Bloodmobile!

    Another Blood Drive PLUS a First Look At Maine’s New Bloodmobile!

    We had so much fun hosting a blood drive last year that we've decided to do it again! We admit that Madison is a bit of a drive for most of you but we're happy to make it worth your while to reach our 50 unit goal. Everyone who books… Read More
  • Scenes from the “Hannaford Loves Local” Video Shoot

    Scenes from the “Hannaford Loves Local” Video Shoot

    At Backyard Farms, we appreciate every supermarket chain, independent store, food service provider, and wholesaler that sells, serves, or distributes our tomatoes. We're especially grateful when our clients ask us to help them explain to their customers how we grow fresh tomatoes year-round and why we care so much about… Read More
  • Turning Toast Into Tasty Meals With Tomatoes | Meet Michelle Phillips!

    Turning Toast Into Tasty Meals With Tomatoes | Meet Michelle Phillips!

    One of our favorite things about having Backyard Farms on Facebook and Instagram is seeing all the delicious dishes our fans and followers create with our tomatoes! Over the past few months, we’ve been blown away by the lovely soup and salad dishes Michelle Phillips of Massachusetts has been tagging… Read More
  • People Behind the Plants | Cory Bloom

    People Behind the Plants | Cory Bloom

    For this month’s edition of People Behind the Plants, we decided to have a little fun with an employee whose sense of humor is as strong as his worth ethic – Shipping Lead Cory Bloom. If you think a guy whose last name is “Bloom” was destined to work in… Read More
  • People Behind the Plants | Judy Huff

    People Behind the Plants | Judy Huff

    One of the most important roles in our greenhouse is Crop Care Specialist. These are the people who care for our plants with the same care and dedication as they do their own gardens. In fact, inside the greenhouse, that's just what we call them — Personal Gardeners. Make no… Read More
  • People Behind the Plants | Nathan Gross

    People Behind the Plants | Nathan Gross

    The newest member of our People Behind The Plants highlight reel is Nathan Gross. Nathan plays a vital role at Backyard Farms is vital, Picker. That's right. Every tomato grown inside our greenhouse is eventually handpicked by a human being. Pickers like Nathan are Backyard Farms' first inspectors in our quality… Read More
  • People Behind The Plants: Emily Ames, Crop Care Specialist

    People Behind The Plants: Emily Ames, Crop Care Specialist

    People Behind The Plants is back and our newest employee to share her role is Emily Ames, Crop Care Specialist. Emily currently attends Kennebec Valley Community College where she is studying Early Childhood Education. Learning about child growth and development while taking care of ten rows of tomato plants has… Read More