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  • Clover Food Lab | Obsessed with Veggies, Creativity and Quality

    Clover Food Lab | Obsessed with Veggies, Creativity and Quality

    The instant you walk into one of Clover Food Lab's 10 Boston area locations (+2 food trucks), you know you're someplace different. While most quick serve restaurants feature bold colors and images, Clover's logo is a simple black stencil on a white background. The interior of each restuarant follows the… Read More
  • We’re Treating One Lucky Customer to a Weekend in Boston!

    We’re Treating One Lucky Customer to a Weekend in Boston!

    Not ready to let go of those delicious summer flavors? Savoring every last bite before the leaves start to change? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why we partnered with Boston’s very own Seaport Hotel to give one lucky winner and a guest an extra taste of summer. Starting today, enter… Read More
  • The Leftover Turkey Challenge: Turkey Enchiladas

    The Leftover Turkey Challenge: Turkey Enchiladas

    The big turkey event is tomorrow and if you’re anything like us, the leftovers are a prized possession. To conclude our Turkey + Tomatoes fun, we challenged Chef Network Partner Nookie Postal to come up with something new and different that incorporates turkey leftovers and our Backyard Farms tomatoes. The… Read More
  • #TacoTuesdays Continue with Taquitos de Pollo

    #TacoTuesdays Continue with Taquitos de Pollo

    We’re having a blast trying all the taco recipes from Chef Shannon Bard’s cookbook, “The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen” and this #TacoTuesday we’re featuring Taquitos de Pollo. A taquito is a golden, rolled taco that’s filled with shredded meat and lightly fried. The photo above was taken by John Golden and… 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
  • Chef Nookie’s Chimichurri Taking You Into the Weekend

    Chef Nookie’s Chimichurri Taking You Into the Weekend

    If you follow us on Instagram (@backyardfarms), you know that Chef Nookie Postal of Commonwealth Cambridge took over our channel yesterday. Nookie spent part of the day behind his charcoal grill showing us some grill tips and how to make a delicious Chimichurri recipe.   If you missed out on… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Falling for Tomatoes Recipe Contest: We Have A Winner!

    Falling for Tomatoes Recipe Contest: We Have A Winner!

    All October long, we received your favorite fall recipes in our Falling for Tomatoes recipe contest. Over 60 fantastic recipes poured in throughout the month and we knew from the start that this was going to be a tough choice for our Head Chef Mary Ann Esposito! It was a… 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
  • Mary Ann Esposito’s Recipe Tips for the Fall

    Mary Ann Esposito’s Recipe Tips for the Fall

    Our Head Chef Mary Ann Esposito knows a thing or two about cooking. The beloved Chef is the host of the PBS cooking show, Ciao Italia, an accomplished cookbook author, culinary award winner and fresh tomato lover! For the entire month of October, Mary Ann will be the Celebrity Chef… Read More
  • Introducing Our Boston Blogger Partners

    Introducing Our Boston Blogger Partners

    We’ve recently teamed up with a few Boston-based food bloggers and it’s time we introduced you to these fellow tomato lovers. Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms are on a mission to help families eat healthier. They love creating recipes that are not only nutritious, but appealing… Read More