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  • Break Tradition this Season with these Tomato Tailgate Appetizers

    Break Tradition this Season with these Tomato Tailgate Appetizers

    The transition from summer to fall can certainly be bittersweet… but there are definitely some perks to this time of year! With all due respect to pumpkin spice, fall foliage and sweater weather, we’re partial to the autumnal event that brings people together for fun and feasting in parking lots… Read More
  • 5 Reasons To Check Out The Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 18

    5 Reasons To Check Out The Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 18

    If you love summer, September is a bittersweet time. With the kids back at school and the Halloween candy already on the shelves, it can be hard to savor the last few weeks of your favorite season. That’s why the Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 18 from 11am –… Read More
  • Beating the Burger Blues

    Beating the Burger Blues

    You can’t even mention the word “summer” without being swept away by delicious daydreams of all things barbecued. But if you’ve been sweating over the grill and flipping burgers since Memorial Day, you may be starting to fall victim to summer burger boredom. It’s time to shake things up! We’ve… Read More
  • Guest Post I How the Vitamin C in Tomatoes Makes You Healthy AND Happy

    Guest Post I How the Vitamin C in Tomatoes Makes You Healthy AND Happy

    By Anne L’Heureux​ (This post is sponsored by Backyard Farms. All opinions are mine, and I make sure nutrition is at the heart of every product I promote.) Summer is well underway and if you are like most people, each day is a race to fit in as much fun… Read More
  • 5 Things We Learned at the Whole Foods All Access Staff Training Event

    5 Things We Learned at the Whole Foods All Access Staff Training Event

    Did you know that Backyard Farms tomatoes are available in every Whole Foods market from Maine to New Jersey? If you’re a regular Whole Foods shopper, you probably already know that, but you may NOT know why so many Whole Foods staff members are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the… Read More
  • Need a new #BackyardStyle? Enter to win $2,500 to Pottery Barn!

    Need a new #BackyardStyle? Enter to win $2,500 to Pottery Barn!

    It’s always tomato season at Backyard Farms, but it’s not always #BackyardStyle season in New England! This is that coveted time of year when you brush off your lawn furniture, bring out the yard games, and fire up the grill for family reunions and lazy summer nights. But with everything… Read More
  • Guest Post | Slimdown for Summer with Tomatoes

    Guest Post | Slimdown for Summer with Tomatoes

    By Anne L’Heureux​ (This post is sponsored by Backyard Farms. All opinions are mine, and I make sure nutrition is at the heart of every product I promote.) As I sit on my back deck enjoying the warmth of the sun, the smell of fresh-cut grass, and the lack of… Read More
  • Celebrate this Mother’s Day “Backyard Farms-Style” with Breakfast in Bed

    Celebrate this Mother’s Day “Backyard Farms-Style” with Breakfast in Bed

    Nothing says love and appreciation like a tasty, home-cooked meal enjoyed in pajamas! This Mother’s Day, give your mom a little extra pampering with the ultimate gift of breakfast in bed. Whether it’s traditional-with-a-twist or something more exotic, mom is sure to appreciate any one of these delicious dishes. Happy… Read More
  • A Fresh Look Coming to 17 Market Basket Stores

    A Fresh Look Coming to 17 Market Basket Stores

    At Backyard Farms, we know you like to get your grocery shopping done as quickly as possible. We also know that you have lots of choices in the produce department, especially in the tomato category. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find… Read More
  • #TacoTuesdays Continue with Carne Asada

    #TacoTuesdays Continue with Carne Asada

    Backyard Farms’ Chef Network Partner Shannon Bard gets back to her roots with this week’s featured dish: Tacos de Carne Asada y Hongos, inspired by her first trip to Tijuana. We love that this steak taco gives us one last reason to pull out the grill this fall! As always,… Read More
  • Chef Nookie’s Chimichurri Taking You Into the Weekend

    Chef Nookie’s Chimichurri Taking You Into the Weekend

    If you follow us on Instagram (@backyardfarms), you know that Chef Nookie Postal of Commonwealth Cambridge took over our channel yesterday. Nookie spent part of the day behind his charcoal grill showing us some grill tips and how to make a delicious Chimichurri recipe.   If you missed out on… Read More
  • This Mother’s Day, Wake Mom up with Mary Ann Esposito’s Newest Breakfast Recipes

    This Mother’s Day, Wake Mom up with Mary Ann Esposito’s Newest Breakfast Recipes

    There’s something about a homemade present that truly sends a message of love and admiration. That’s why, this Mother’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Mary Ann Esposito to share with you some easy and delicious breakfast dishes that you can prepare for mom to show her how much you care.… Read More
  • April is National Grilled Cheese Month

    April is National Grilled Cheese Month

    Americans recognize a variety of national holidays each calendar year, but we just found a reason to celebrate for weeks. Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? The grilled cheese sandwich was made popular during the Great Depression, when a single slice of cheese on a slice of… Read More
  • Three of our Favorite Spring-Inspired Recipes

    Three of our Favorite Spring-Inspired Recipes

    Unless you had the pleasure of spending the past winter in the tropics, you were probably braving the cold and shoveling every other day just like the rest of us. Well (knock on wood), the temperature is warming up and we finally get to say that spring is here! While… Read More
  • Tomatoes: Delicious and Healthy

    Tomatoes: Delicious and Healthy

    Our favorite fruit is delicious, nutritious and full of health benefits! TIME Magazine recently ranked them within the top 10 healthiest foods. To celebrate, here are 10 of our favorite heath facts about tomatoes (sources for this information can be found at the bottom of the blog post):  1. Vitamin… Read More
  • Homemade Valentine’s Day Dinner For Two

    Homemade Valentine’s Day Dinner For Two

    Let us set the scene: soft music in the background, a candlelit dinner for two, fresh roses as the centerpiece.  Enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner in your own dining room, with a homemade meal prepared by the best chef in town… you! So get out your apron -- here are our… Read More
  • Happy New Year! Our Healthy Tomato Recipe Roundup

    Happy New Year! Our Healthy Tomato Recipe Roundup

    We wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year! If your New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to eat healthier and exercise more, we have a few tomato recipe recommendations to get you started (getting to the gym is up to you!). Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad Simple, healthy and… Read More
  • Backyard Farms’ Tomato-Inspired Holiday Recipes

    Backyard Farms’ Tomato-Inspired Holiday Recipes

    ‘Tis the season for spending time with family, exchanging gifts and sharing delicious meals with one another. Whether you’re the head chef of your holiday dinner or just in charge of the appetizers, here are a few tomato-inspired treats the whole family will enjoy.    Somerset Pink Holiday Tomato Shrimp… Read More
  • Growing Tomatoes All Winter Long

    Growing Tomatoes All Winter Long

    We strive to grow great tasting tomatoes, all year ‘round, every single day.   But growing tomatoes every season in Maine has its challenges. While our tomatoes are inside and enjoying 72-degree warmth, the weather conditions outside the greenhouse play a big role in our operations.  Let’s take a look at… Read More
  • Falling for Tomatoes Recipe Contest: We Have A Winner!

    Falling for Tomatoes Recipe Contest: We Have A Winner!

    All October long, we received your favorite fall recipes in our Falling for Tomatoes recipe contest. Over 60 fantastic recipes poured in throughout the month and we knew from the start that this was going to be a tough choice for our Head Chef Mary Ann Esposito! It was a… Read More
  • Backyard Farms Rated “Best” By Whole Foods Market

    Backyard Farms Rated “Best” By Whole Foods Market

    We’re a proud team of tomato growers! Whole Foods Market recently launched Responsibly Grown, their produce and flower rating system, and we’ve earned the highest rating of “Best.” The Responsibly Grown Rating System was developed to reward farmers who work hard to protect human health and the environment, while providing… Read More
  • A Taste of Summer from Head Chef Mary Ann Esposito

    A Taste of Summer from Head Chef Mary Ann Esposito

    Head Chef Mary Ann Esposito created a bunch of new recipes using our tomatoes that bring back the sweet taste of summer!   Cocktail Scoops Here’s a party pleaser that’s fun to make! The Cocktail Scoops are a tasty, nutritious bite of summer the whole family will love. You’ll only… Read More
  • Live Large:  The Mighty Beefsteak

    Live Large: The Mighty Beefsteak

    It’s the porterhouse of the tomato family with a flavor profile that’s as big as its size. Juicy, meaty and sweet, the Beefsteak Tomato is one of the four varieties we grow all year long in our greenhouse. Unlike our Tomatoes on the Vine and Cocktail Tomatoes that are both… Read More
  • Spice things up with this Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Sauce

    Spice things up with this Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Sauce

    Every once in a while, it’s nice to add a kick to your summer dishes. So this weekend, fire up the grill and try your hand at something new, like adding a Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Sauce to the dinner equation. This recipe is a combination of sweet, spicy and… Read More