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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slice Into A Somerset Pink at Your Whole Foods Store

    Slice Into A Somerset Pink at Your Whole Foods Store

    One bite of a Somerset Pink and you'll fall in love! Stop by one of these Whole Foods locations during the below dates to try a delicious slice of our newest tomato variety. August 15 Newtonville - (11am - 2pm) August 16 Ink Block - Boston - (3 - 7pm)… 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
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank Had A Super Successful January

    The Greater Boston Food Bank Had A Super Successful January

    This year, we proudly partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank for their annual Super Hunger Brunch!  During the weekend of January 24th, hungry brunch-goers visited their favorite Boston restaurants to support this great cause. Every dollar spent on brunch at participating restaurants provided three meals for people in need… 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
  • Help Us Donate 5,000 lbs. Of Tomatoes To The Greater Boston Food Bank

    Help Us Donate 5,000 lbs. Of Tomatoes To The Greater Boston Food Bank

    At Backyard Farms, we’re dedicated to our communities. They have supported us over the past nine years and we try to give as much as we can in return. Hunger in Our Communities Unfortunately, a major issue in our communities is hunger. Those faced with this issue have limited access… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Is a Tomato Really a Fruit?

    Is a Tomato Really a Fruit?

    We say, “YES!” but here’s a little tomato history for you: In the late 1800s, a farmer challenged a tax collector for making him pay a vegetable tax on his tomatoes. At the time, there was no tax on fruit and the farmer thought he could win the battle based… Read More