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  • 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
  • Win A Custom Sea Bag!

    Win A Custom Sea Bag!

    After taking some time to update our greenhouse, it's time to resume our 10-year Anniversary celebration with our best prize of the year, THIS custom-made travel tote from Maine's own Sea Bags. If you entered our weekly giveaway for a box of free cocktail tomatoes, you're already qualified to win… Read More
  • People Behind The Plants: Stacy Morrison, Assistant Manager of Integrated Pest Management

    People Behind The Plants: Stacy Morrison, Assistant Manager of Integrated Pest Management

    Welcome to another edition of People Behind The Plants where we introduce you to a Backyard Farms' employee and tell you about the things he or she does to help us deliver the tomatoes you love to your favorite supermarket, farm stand, restaurant or college/university! This month we're excited to… Read More
  • Clover Food Lab | Obsessed with Veggies, Creativity and Quality

    Clover Food Lab | Obsessed with Veggies, Creativity and Quality

    The instant you walk into one of Clover Food Lab's 10 Boston area locations (+2 food trucks), you know you're someplace different. While most quick serve restaurants feature bold colors and images, Clover's logo is a simple black stencil on a white background. The interior of each restuarant follows the… Read More
  • People Behind The Plants: Brady Sinclair, Assistant Grower

    People Behind The Plants: Brady Sinclair, Assistant Grower

    This edition of People Behind The Plants is special because it's also the official announcement of an important promotion in our greenhouse. Meet Brady Sinclair, the first "homegrown" Assistant Grower in the history of Backyard Farms! Brady began his career at Backyard Farms in the summer of 2008. During the… Read More