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  • Maine Needs a New Bloodmobile and We Want to Help!

    Maine Needs a New Bloodmobile and We Want to Help!

    As our 10th anniversary celebration continues, all of us at Backyard Farms have been feeling the urge to give back to our community in a meaningful way. Over the winter, one of our employees experienced a fire in her home. Fortunately, no one was injured. And thanks to the American… Read More
  • "Hannaford Helps" In Ways You Never Knew

    It's hard to walk through a Hannaford supermarket without seeing a "Hannaford Helps" sign or display somewhere in the store. Especially around the holiday season or back to school. Over the years, this innovative community giving campaign has raised millions of dollars for schools and sent millions of pre-packaged meals… Read More
  • Get Ready for our 10 Year Anniversary!

    Get Ready for our 10 Year Anniversary!

    No matter how you’re feeling about the end of 2016, we want you to know that 2017 is guaranteed to be entertaining and, potentially, VERY rewarding. Why? Because 2017 is the 10th anniversary of Backyard Farms and we’ve got some big celebration plans ahead! It all starts on January 7th,… Read More
  • WGME School Spirit Challenge | Making Lots of Noise and Collecting TONS of Food For Mainers In Need

    WGME School Spirit Challenge | Making Lots of Noise and Collecting TONS of Food For Mainers In Need

    High school kids today get a pretty bad rep – many claim that they’re entitled, lazy, and they only think about themselves. What if we told you that for the last three consecutive years, high school kids throughout the state of Maine have been responsible for the biggest annual fundraiser… Read More
  • An Aerial Tour of Backyard Farms

    An Aerial Tour of Backyard Farms

    Dave Cleaveland is the owner of Maine Imaging, an aerial photography and video production company based in Wiscasset, Maine. Earlier in October, Dave flew over Madison and was kind enough to snap a few photos of our facility. In addition to a glimpse at the beautiful pop of foliage in Somerset… Read More
  • Savoring the Last Bites of Summer at the Seaport Hotel

    Savoring the Last Bites of Summer at the Seaport Hotel

    At Backyard Farms, we know that summer is a special time for customers who love all the awesome flavors of the season. To demonstrate how well tomatoes go with summer’s most popular produce items, we held our Savor the Summer contest in early September where we asked our Facebook fans… 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
  • Winners and Recap for our Second Annual #BackyardStyle!

    Winners and Recap for our Second Annual #BackyardStyle!

    It’s official: with the end of June, so came the close of the Second Annual #BackyardStyle sweepstakes. This year we received over 16,000 entries, spurred no doubt by our amazing collection of weekly giveaways and the coveted grand prize – a $2,500 gift card to Pottery Barn. First, we want… 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
  • Backyard Farms Participates in the 2nd Annual Maine Science Festival

    Backyard Farms Participates in the 2nd Annual Maine Science Festival

    The 2nd Annual Maine Science Festival brought a dazzling display of chemistry, physics, biology and technology to the Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor - and Backyard Farms was thrilled to participate! There is no doubt that science and engineering are key players in how we grow delicious, quality tomatoes in… Read More
  • Help Backyard Farms’ Annual Tomato Drive

    Help Backyard Farms’ Annual Tomato Drive

    While the holidays and “season of giving” has come and gone, there is still a major need for donations and support at local food banks in New England during the winter, especially for fresh produce. While the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine is the primary beneficiary of our tomato… Read More
  • Meet the Inaugural Class of Backyard Farms University!

    Meet the Inaugural Class of Backyard Farms University!

    At Backyard Farms, we not only want our employees to be happy in the jobs they have, we want to help them achieve their future career goals. It’s not an easy thing to do when you have 32 football fields’ worth of tomato plants to care for, but throughout the… Read More
  • You Share Pics, We'll Send You Tomatoes!

    You Share Pics, We'll Send You Tomatoes!

    Share your #AlwaysTomatoSeason pics on Instagram and you could win FREE Backyard Farms tomatoes! At Backyard Farms, the only thing we enjoy more than growing fresh tomatoes in our 42-acre greenhouse is seeing how our customers enjoy them in their favorite dishes. So, we’re offering FREE tomatoes to Instagrammers sharing… Read More
  • Show us your Sauce with the ChopChop Cooking Club

    Show us your Sauce with the ChopChop Cooking Club

    Are you a Pasta Pro? Top Tomato? Soup-er Hero? We're excited to announce our partnership with ChopChop Magazine, encouraging families to show off their kitchen skills! ChopChop is a fun cooking magazine created to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. They believe this is a… Read More
  • Backyard Farms’ #BigEMoments

    Backyard Farms’ #BigEMoments

    This past weekend we took our tomatoes, picked fresh off of the vine, to The Big E Fair in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Big E, also known as “New England’s Grandest Fair,” had everything you could ever wish for and more! One of the biggest attractions is the Avenue of States,… Read More
  • #TacoTuesdays with Chef Shannon Bard

    #TacoTuesdays with Chef Shannon Bard

    If you love Mexican cuisine and frequent Maine or New Hampshire regularly, then chances are you’ve heard of Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria or Mixteca Taqueria Y Cantina. Our newest Backyard Farms Chef Network partner, Chef Shannon Bard, is Executive Chef and owner of these award-winning restaurants and a master of… Read More
  • Join us at The Big E Fair!

    Join us at The Big E Fair!

    Do you have childhood memories of when the fair came to town? Eating cotton candy or funnel cake, riding the Ferris wheel and checking out all the exhibits and shows? Well it might be time to grab your kids and relive the fun, because The Big E is happening right… Read More
  • Boston Local Food Fest 2015

    Boston Local Food Fest 2015

    You would have never known that summer’s end was just days away when the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston’s North End hosted the Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 20. The free festival featured farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, and health and fitness organizations from… Read More
  • Fun with ChopChop at Boston GreenFest

    Fun with ChopChop at Boston GreenFest

    Last weekend’s weather was a mix of clouds, sun and rain, but the 8th annual Boston GreenFest played on at City Hall Plaza! On Friday, we partnered with our friends at ChopChop Magazine and worked towards the event’s goal of sharing the many ways green living can make a positive… Read More
  • Meet Raymond Ost, Master French Chef and Executive Chef at Wilson Farms

    Meet Raymond Ost, Master French Chef and Executive Chef at Wilson Farms

    When you hear the phrase “Master French Chef” the next thought that comes to mind is likely a restaurant scene where a suave waiter sets a plate in front of you and then elegantly removes the silver cover to unveil a tiny portion of food that looks more like sculpture… Read More
  • #BackyardStyle Weekly Prize Recap and Countdown to the $2500 Grand Prize Drawing

    #BackyardStyle Weekly Prize Recap and Countdown to the $2500 Grand Prize Drawing

    July is coming to a close and so is our #BackyardStyle Sweepstakes. Over the past month, we’ve helped dish out a few extra doses of summer fun to our fans all over the area, leading up to our grand prize of $2500 toward a backyard makeover. Here’s a look at… Read More
  • Putting Our Cocktail Tomatoes Box to Creative Use

    Putting Our Cocktail Tomatoes Box to Creative Use

    From delicious recipes to funny photos, we love seeing how our customers use our tomatoes. Thanks to Mary Ellen McEvily of New York, we learned a fascinating new way to use the box we pack our Cocktail Tomatoes in. Mary Ellen is a volunteer at a local hospital where she… Read More
  • Market Square Day 2015

    Market Square Day 2015

    There are just a few days to go until summer officially begins, and we always kick-off the season by attending one of our favorite events in Portsmouth, NH – Market Square Day! We had a blast last weekend at the 38th annual Market Square Day in downtown Portsmouth. As always, the… Read More
  • Upcoming Events at Shaw’s and Star Markets

    Upcoming Events at Shaw’s and Star Markets

    We love sharing our tomatoes and are excited to announce upcoming in-store demos at your local Shaw’s and Star Markets this weekend! Shaw’s June 13, 2015 Bath, ME (Chandler Dr.) Newton, MA (Austin St.) Falmouth, MA (Route 1) Star Market June 13, 2015 Cambridge, MA (White St.) Auburndale, MA (Commonwealth… Read More
  • We Need Your Votes! Boston Magazine presents “Battle of the Burger”

    We Need Your Votes! Boston Magazine presents “Battle of the Burger”

    It’s time for the 4th Annual Boston Magazine Battle of the Burger!     We have our favorite picked out – Burger Dive!  Why? They appreciate a fresh, local New England tomato and are using ours in their delicious Brunch Burger.   Chef Chris Damian is pairing our tomatoes with a grass fed beef… Read More
  • Clover Food Lab and Backyard Farms: There’s a Science to a Great Tomato Sandwich

    Clover Food Lab and Backyard Farms: There’s a Science to a Great Tomato Sandwich

    Did you know that there’s a science to a great tomato sandwich? Well, maybe not technically, but there's some tasty culinary chemistry happening at Clover Food Lab that we're excited to share with you! Perfectly situated in the hub of innovation and technology, Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., the ever-popular Clover Food… Read More
  • Happy 195th Birthday Maine!

    Happy 195th Birthday Maine!

    Our great state of Maine turns another year older today! At 195 years old, it still looks as youthful as ever. To celebrate, we’d like to share 10 of our favorite Maine facts: 1. Maine was a district of Massachusetts until March 15, 1820, when the state was officially founded. 2.… Read More