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  • Mary Ann Esposito’s Meal of the Month | Pasta Fazool

    Mary Ann Esposito’s Meal of the Month | Pasta Fazool

    In addition to being our Chef Network Partner, Chef Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia on PBS is a big fan of Backyard Farms when her own amazing garden is lying fallow. To show our customers just how much she loves our tomatoes, Mary Ann has agreed to share a… Read More
  • Holiday Decorating Idea | Make a Tomato Cage Snowman!

    Holiday Decorating Idea | Make a Tomato Cage Snowman!

    When your own backyard garden is out of commission, you can still put your tomato cage to work! Hannah Rheaume from The Sunny Side of Things is a Maine based travel enthusiast, content creator and friend of Backyard Farms. When she’s not on the road Hannah loves being crafty with… Read More
  • Thanksgiving | It’s All About the Sides

    Thanksgiving | It’s All About the Sides

    Chef Network Partner Mary Ann Esposito is the host of PBS's Ciao Italia, America's longest running cooking show. With Thanksgiving fast-approaching and tensions running high, Mary Ann encourages you to slow down, enjoy the madness and focus on the real stars of the Thanksgiving show -- family, friends, and side… Read More
  • Build A Better BLT | Sandwich Advice From Chef Mary Ann Esposito

    Build A Better BLT | Sandwich Advice From Chef Mary Ann Esposito

    As host of PBS's Ciao Italia, America's longest running cooking shown, Chef Network Partner Mary Ann Esposito is primarily known for her expertise on Italian cuisine. While Mary Ann has been to Italy dozens of times and cooked alongside some of the most decorated Italian chefs in recent history, one… Read More
  • Toss a Tomato, Win Some Dough | Everything You Need To Know!

    Toss a Tomato, Win Some Dough | Everything You Need To Know!

    At Backyard Farms, winter is our time to shine by providing the taste of summer tomatoes on even the coldest, snowiest days. When we heard the Maine Mariners were bringing professional hockey back to Portland for the first time since 2016, we saw an opportuinty to team up with one… Read More
  • People Behind the Plants | Phil DuPerry

    People Behind the Plants | Phil DuPerry

    Don’t let our serene Instagram photos of beautiful tomatoes and peaceful rows of plants fool you, our 42-acre greenhouse is a very busy place. From trolleys transporting clippings and packed tomatoes to forklifts moving palates from the packing line to the cooler, there’s always something going on and a lot… Read More
  • People Behind the Plants | Steve Mattice

    People Behind the Plants | Steve Mattice

    In addition to crop care workers, pickers, packers, supervisors, maintenance workers and office folks, it takes a lot of STUFF to keep Backyard Farms growing all year-round.  Making sure we have the stuff we need, when we need it, at the best possible price is a big job that we've… Read More
  • 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