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  • 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
  • People Behind The Plants: Megan Murphy

    People Behind The Plants: Megan Murphy

    Last month we highlighted Liza Graham, our Director of Crop Care. Next up we have Megan Murphy, Assistant Manager for Greenhouse Two (Two connected greenhouses compromise our 42-acre indoor farm. Greenhouse 2 is 18-acres and is where we grow our cocktail tomatoes)! Megan came to us all the way from… 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
  • Meet Our New Director of Marketing, Jim Darroch

    Meet Our New Director of Marketing, Jim Darroch

    In April, we welcomed our new Director of Marketing, Jim Darroch, to the Backyard Farms family. In his current position, Jim manages everything from events, to in-store signage, to advertising and digital marketing. He’s a truly a jack-of-all-trades both inside and out of the greenhouse. When he’s not hanging out… Read More
  • Meet the Employee: Mike Earle

    Meet the Employee: Mike Earle

    From planting and growing, to picking and packing, there are many steps in growing delicious tomatoes all year long. And behind the scenes, there’s a hard working team making sure the greenhouse is running smoothly.  Meet Mike Earle, Director of Maintenance at the greenhouse.  Mike has been with us for… 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
  • A Happy Life For the Backyard Farms Goose

    A Happy Life For the Backyard Farms Goose

    We have a thriving ecosystem up at our greenhouse. Inside, we house thousands of plants and more than 1 million beneficial insects. Outside, we have the beautiful Maine landscape as our backyard that’s always teaming with wildlife. Last spring, our Head of Maintenance, Mike Earle, noticed a young Canadian goose… Read More
  • Meet our new President, Stuart Jablon

    Meet our new President, Stuart Jablon

    A few months ago, we welcomed our new President and COO, Stuart Jablon, to the Backyard Farms family. Before joining us, Stuart worked for 25 years at the Dole Fresh Fruit Company. When he walked into our greenhouse for the first time earlier this year, he immediately knew he was… Read More