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  • A Look At Our 12-Acre Clean Out and What It Means To You

    A Look At Our 12-Acre Clean Out and What It Means To You

    Scientifically speaking, a clean greenhouse is a happy greenhouse. While we do our absolute best to pick up after our 600,000 plants over the course of their 45-50 week lives, there comes a time when we need to do a major cleaning. That means removing all the old plants, and… Read More
  • Interplanting: The Secret to “Always Tomato Season”

    Interplanting: The Secret to “Always Tomato Season”

    Everyone has that one fruit or veggie they can’t get enough of – especially during those rough months when it’s out of season! And of course, each plant needs a unique and special environment to grow in! However in locations like New England, the window of time to grow these plants… Read More
  • Our Greenhouse Is Getting A Lot More Pink

    Our Greenhouse Is Getting A Lot More Pink

    Our Somerset Pinks have been a big hit among tomato lovers in Maine and New Hampshire over the past few months. We’ve received tons of great feedback from consumers and we have some exciting news to share: We are expanding production of our Somerset Pinks in our greenhouse and they’ll… Read More
  • Hunger In Our Communities

    Hunger In Our Communities

    Hunger and food insecurity touch every country in the world and every state in our nation. According to the USDA, our home state of Maine is the 18th most impacted state affected by hunger in the U.S. and the most impacted in New England. As tomato growers in Madison, we… 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
  • Happy Thanksgiving from A Thankful Team of Tomato Growers

    Happy Thanksgiving from A Thankful Team of Tomato Growers

    From our family to yours, we'd like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We've had an incredible year so far at Backyard Farms and we have plenty to be thankful for.  First and foremost, we're thankful for our healthy tomato crops. Mother Nature can be challenging to work with… Read More
  • Interplanting: The Secret to “Always Tomato Season”

    Interplanting: The Secret to “Always Tomato Season”

    Tomatoes love long days, plenty of sunshine and that warm summer air. If you live in New England, you know there’s a short window for growing tomatoes (and many other fruits and vegetables) in your own backyard garden. When Backyard Farms was started, we wanted to enjoy a great tasting,… Read More