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  • A Change of Plans for Somerset Pinks

    A Change of Plans for Somerset Pinks

    At Backyard Farms, we’re committed to giving you the fresh, delicious tomatoes you crave all year ‘round. Over the last several months, you’ve been telling us that the variety you crave the most are our delicious Cocktail Tomatoes. So much so, we’ve decided to stop growing our Somerset Pink Tomatoes… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Market Square Day 2015

    Market Square Day 2015

    There are just a few days to go until summer officially begins, and we always kick-off the season by attending one of our favorite events in Portsmouth, NH – Market Square Day! We had a blast last weekend at the 38th annual Market Square Day in downtown Portsmouth. As always, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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