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  • Specialty Tomato Photo and Recipe Contest

    Specialty Tomato Photo and Recipe Contest

    A month ago, we announced that summer is back for a limited time with our new line of heirloom-inspired Specialty tomatoes. Since then, we’ve been flooded with positive feedback about the delicious flavors, vibrant colors, and beautifully-odd shapes. Let’s keep the positivity going! For the next two weeks, we’re asking… Read More
  • Beating the Burger Blues

    Beating the Burger Blues

    You can’t even mention the word “summer” without being swept away by delicious daydreams of all things barbecued. But if you’ve been sweating over the grill and flipping burgers since Memorial Day, you may be starting to fall victim to summer burger boredom. It’s time to shake things up! We’ve… Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exclusive Backyard Farms Irish Breakfast Recipe

    Exclusive Backyard Farms Irish Breakfast Recipe

    A traditional or "full" Irish breakfast can contain a multitude of ingredients including eggs, sausages, vegetables, and so on. However, we’d like to think that this hearty meal is not complete without fresh roasted tomatoes! Feel the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day when you try our Backyard… Read More
  • Valentine’s Dinner for Two

    Valentine’s Dinner for Two

    In a season trademarked by bone-chilling temperatures and often icy attitudes, Valentine’s Day appears as a welcome reason to get warm and cozy with the one you love. While chocolates and cards are always appreciated on this holiday, we know the real way to your special someone’s heart is through… Read More
  • Upgrade Your Tomato Sandwich

    Upgrade Your Tomato Sandwich

    There’s no wrong way to make a tomato sandwich… but there are certainly a lot of great recipes to choose from! Chef Network Partner Mary Ann Esposito shared with us a few of her favorite versions of traditional sandwiches, all using our fresh Somerset Pink Tomatoes. These “pink” tomatoes are… Read More
  • Turkey + Tomatoes = A Happier Thanksgiving

    Turkey + Tomatoes = A Happier Thanksgiving

    Turkey: the one food that comes to the minds of every American during the month of November. Our tomatoes were feeling a little left out of all this Thanksgiving holiday fun, so we thought we’d share a recipe that combines turkey with our vine-ripened tomatoes. Three Napkin Spicy Turkey Sloppy… Read More
  • Family Friendly Recipes from ChopChop

    Family Friendly Recipes from ChopChop

    Throughout October, we’ve been partnering with ChopChop Magazine’s Cooking Club, to encourage families to cook real food together. Each month they feature a new recipe challenge, where kids can win prizes and badges while having fun in the kitchen and learning how to make healthy food. The current challenge is… 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
  • Show us your Sauce with the ChopChop Cooking Club

    Show us your Sauce with the ChopChop Cooking Club

    Are you a Pasta Pro? Top Tomato? Soup-er Hero? We're excited to announce our partnership with ChopChop Magazine, encouraging families to show off their kitchen skills! ChopChop is a fun cooking magazine created to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. They believe this is a… Read More
  • Fresh for Fall Recipe Book

    Fresh for Fall Recipe Book

    The brisk air of the past few mornings remind us that a new season is on its way. Changing leaves, tailgate parties, everything apple and pumpkin… there is a lot to look forward to this fall. Grab your scarf and gather your friends, because we’ve compiled a new recipe book… Read More
  • Step up Your Game with a Tomato Tailgate

    Step up Your Game with a Tomato Tailgate

    We’re kicking off football season with tailgating tips and a delicious recipe! We love Foggy Goggle’s Famous Guacamole recipe when tailgating outside the stadium or enjoying a game-time snack at home. It’s sure to please the whole family and every friend you spend game day with. Before you break out… Read More
  • Somerset Pinks: The Champagne of Tomatoes

    Somerset Pinks: The Champagne of Tomatoes

    “An experience for all of the senses – colour, aroma, texture, flavor,” is how the official Comité Champagne describes the sparkling wine. We can’t help but relate when it comes to our newest tomato variety, the Somerset Pink. This unique and enticing tomato is lighter in color, but full of… Read More
  • “Fruitful” Recipes | 3 Refreshing Ideas for Summer’s Bounty

    “Fruitful” Recipes | 3 Refreshing Ideas for Summer’s Bounty

    It’s been said that: “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is not a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”  That may be so, but it’s amazing how well our tomatoes pair up with other fruits in breakfast dishes, and yes, SALADS. Watermelon, peaches, mangoes… there are so… 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
  • Your Recipe for a Delicious Summer

    Your Recipe for a Delicious Summer

    Summertime is grilling time, when families and friends gather in backyards, on beaches, and at picnics and campsites to cook and catch up.  As much fun as the backyard grilling season is, we know it can be difficult to come up with new, crowd-pleasing recipes.  That’s why this summer, Backyard… Read More
  • #FoodieFriday Recipe Round-Up

    #FoodieFriday Recipe Round-Up

    It’s Friday and we’ve been daydreaming of all the delicious dishes we plan to try this weekend. Of the many appetizing recipes we could choose from, we’ve taken the liberty to highlight three superstar Cocktail Tomato based salads. 1.    Picnic Tomato and Green Bean Salad  It’ll require a bit of… Read More
  • Cap off Your Week with Somerset Pinks

    Cap off Your Week with Somerset Pinks

    Finally it's Friday. We're capping off a long week with an easy post work snack, Somerset Pink Tomato and Burrata.  Prep time: 5 minutes   INGREDIENTS 1 Backyard Farms Somerset Pink Tomato, sliced 1 ball of Burrata cheese Salt and Pepper Saba EVOO   PREPARATION Slice Somerset Pink Tomato into 5-6 slices. Add Burrata… Read More
  • This Mother’s Day, Wake Mom up with Mary Ann Esposito’s Newest Breakfast Recipes

    This Mother’s Day, Wake Mom up with Mary Ann Esposito’s Newest Breakfast Recipes

    There’s something about a homemade present that truly sends a message of love and admiration. That’s why, this Mother’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Mary Ann Esposito to share with you some easy and delicious breakfast dishes that you can prepare for mom to show her how much you care.… 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
  • Homemade Valentine’s Day Dinner For Two

    Homemade Valentine’s Day Dinner For Two

    Let us set the scene: soft music in the background, a candlelit dinner for two, fresh roses as the centerpiece.  Enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner in your own dining room, with a homemade meal prepared by the best chef in town… you! So get out your apron -- here are our… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spice things up with this Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Sauce

    Spice things up with this Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Sauce

    Every once in a while, it’s nice to add a kick to your summer dishes. So this weekend, fire up the grill and try your hand at something new, like adding a Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Sauce to the dinner equation. This recipe is a combination of sweet, spicy and… Read More