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  • 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
  • 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
  • Specialty Tomatoes Now Available in ALL Hannaford Stores!

    Specialty Tomatoes Now Available in ALL Hannaford Stores!

    On November 16th, we announced that we were bringing summer back to SELECT Hannaford stores throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Well, our Specialty tomato plants have performed better than we expected and we’re thrilled to announce that these delicious varieties are now available in ALL Hannaford stores! Unlike our perfect-looking cocktails,… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Growing Tomatoes is Hard Work. Just Ask Kelsey Fabian From WCSH6 Portland!

    Growing Tomatoes is Hard Work. Just Ask Kelsey Fabian From WCSH6 Portland!

    Do you think you have what it takes to work in the Backyard Farms greenhouse? We’re always looking for people who are as passionate about our tomatoes as we are, but as reporter Kelsey Fabian from WCSH6 in Portland learned, growing tomatoes is HARD work. Over the last two years,… 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
  • 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
  • Slice Into A Somerset Pink at Your Local Hannaford Store

    Slice Into A Somerset Pink at Your Local Hannaford Store

    One bite of a Somerset Pink and you'll fall in love! Stop by one of these Hannaford locations during the below dates to try a delicious slice of our new tomato variety. All demos will run from 11am to 5pm.  October 8 York, ME October 9 Waterville, ME October 10 Norwell, MA Oxford,… 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
  • Have You Heard the News? Two New Chef Network Partners Have Joined our Team!

    Have You Heard the News? Two New Chef Network Partners Have Joined our Team!

    In a battle of Mexican cuisine versus BBQ fare, which would you choose? We’re happy to say that now you don’t have to! We recently signed Chef Shannon Bard of Portland, Maine’s Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria, and Chef Nookie Postal of Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Commonwealth, as our newest Chef Network members.… Read More
  • Every Drop Counts: Making the Most of April Showers

    Every Drop Counts: Making the Most of April Showers

    It’s been a very long, cold and snowy winter! We’re so glad that it’s finally April and the fluffy white stuff is starting to melt away. Did you know that throughout the year, Madison, Maine sees about 47 inches of precipitation, and most of that comes from snow? That’s a… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pink is the New Red

    Pink is the New Red

    Come for the color, stay for the taste.  Introducing Somerset Pinks, a new tomato variety that will captivate your taste buds. With just one bite, you’ll taste why Pink is the New Red.  Bursting With Flavor  Yes, they’re pretty and pink on the outside, but don’t be misled: They’re a… Read More
  • What good is a dream meal without good company?

    What good is a dream meal without good company?

    When we think about our dream meal, we envision a big picnic table sunken into the sand on our favorite beach in Maine, filled with plates of seafood and local fruits and vegetables. But more importantly, surrounded by our close friends. After all, what’s the point of having a delicious… Read More