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  • 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 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
  • Cheers to a Healthy November and Tomato-Topped Thanksgiving

    Cheers to a Healthy November and Tomato-Topped Thanksgiving

    Gobble, gobble. It’s official. The turkey has spoken and Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Preparing a Thanksgiving Day feast that satisfies the whole family is no easy task--especially if you’re entertaining guests who don’t like turkey or don't eat meat. Well, fear not! Whether you’re looking for a delicious side… Read More
  • Specialty Tomatoes | Summer is Back For a Limited Time at Hannaford!

    Specialty Tomatoes | Summer is Back For a Limited Time at Hannaford!

    Our fans are always telling us that what they love most about our greenhouse-grown tomatoes is that we deliver that “taste of summer” to them during the times they can’t grow their own. Of all the hundreds of different varieties of summer tomatoes out there, it's the heirlooms – with… 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
  • Hearty Winter Recipes to Kick off the Season

    Hearty Winter Recipes to Kick off the Season

    Winter is officially upon us! Time to break out the blankets, put a log on the fire, and enjoy a hearty dish. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite wintery recipes that will help get you through those chilly New England nights. Skillet Baked Tomato Cobbler with Herb Crust This… 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
  • You Share Pics, We'll Send You Tomatoes!

    You Share Pics, We'll Send You Tomatoes!

    Share your #AlwaysTomatoSeason pics on Instagram and you could win FREE Backyard Farms tomatoes! At Backyard Farms, the only thing we enjoy more than growing fresh tomatoes in our 42-acre greenhouse is seeing how our customers enjoy them in their favorite dishes. So, we’re offering FREE tomatoes to Instagrammers sharing… 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 Carne Asada

    #TacoTuesdays Continue with Carne Asada

    Backyard Farms’ Chef Network Partner Shannon Bard gets back to her roots with this week’s featured dish: Tacos de Carne Asada y Hongos, inspired by her first trip to Tijuana. We love that this steak taco gives us one last reason to pull out the grill this fall! As always,… 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
  • Labor Day Side Dishes to Please any Crowd

    Labor Day Side Dishes to Please any Crowd

    It’s official, Labor Day is upon us, which means it’s your final chance to perfect the summer cookout before the crisp fall air blows in. Before you abandon the back deck, we hope you’re able to gather friends and family together for one last barbecue. Throughout this summer, we shared… Read More
  • Featured Recipe:

    Featured Recipe: "Healthier" Potato Salad

    Chef Mary Ann Esposito offers a healthier alternative to the often mayonaisse-based potato salad that we just had to share. Enjoy it this weekend as a side-dish for your cookout! Potato Salad, Serves 4 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey mustard 1… Read More
  • Mingling with Current and Future Chefs in Boston

    Mingling with Current and Future Chefs in Boston

    Fridays are food days at Backyard Farms, and last week, we kept the tradition going at Boston’s Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center for the 18th annual Chefs in Shorts. It was a picture perfect night and we were happy to join in! On Friday, June 19th, Chefs in Shorts… 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
  • Must Have Memorial Day BBQ Dishes

    Must Have Memorial Day BBQ Dishes

    Memorial Day weekend is one that we all look forward to. It signifies the beginning of the summer and kicks off the start to a season spent with friends and family. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a few recipes that are guaranteed to please the crowd. Before we fire up the… 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
  • April is National Grilled Cheese Month

    April is National Grilled Cheese Month

    Americans recognize a variety of national holidays each calendar year, but we just found a reason to celebrate for weeks. Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? The grilled cheese sandwich was made popular during the Great Depression, when a single slice of cheese on a slice of… Read More
  • Three of our Favorite Spring-Inspired Recipes

    Three of our Favorite Spring-Inspired Recipes

    Unless you had the pleasure of spending the past winter in the tropics, you were probably braving the cold and shoveling every other day just like the rest of us. Well (knock on wood), the temperature is warming up and we finally get to say that spring is here! While… 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