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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Look At Our 12-Acre Clean Out and What It Means To You

    A Look At Our 12-Acre Clean Out and What It Means To You

    Scientifically speaking, a clean greenhouse is a happy greenhouse. While we do our absolute best to pick up after our 600,000 plants over the course of their 45-50 week lives, there comes a time when we need to do a major cleaning. That means removing all the old plants, and… Read More
  • Break Tradition this Season with these Tomato Tailgate Appetizers

    Break Tradition this Season with these Tomato Tailgate Appetizers

    The transition from summer to fall can certainly be bittersweet… but there are definitely some perks to this time of year! With all due respect to pumpkin spice, fall foliage and sweater weather, we’re partial to the autumnal event that brings people together for fun and feasting in parking lots… Read More
  • 5 Reasons To Check Out The Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 18

    5 Reasons To Check Out The Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 18

    If you love summer, September is a bittersweet time. With the kids back at school and the Halloween candy already on the shelves, it can be hard to savor the last few weeks of your favorite season. That’s why the Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 18 from 11am –… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Winners and Recap for our Second Annual #BackyardStyle!

    Winners and Recap for our Second Annual #BackyardStyle!

    It’s official: with the end of June, so came the close of the Second Annual #BackyardStyle sweepstakes. This year we received over 16,000 entries, spurred no doubt by our amazing collection of weekly giveaways and the coveted grand prize – a $2,500 gift card to Pottery Barn. First, we want… 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
  • 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
  • Boston Local Food Fest 2015

    Boston Local Food Fest 2015

    You would have never known that summer’s end was just days away when the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston’s North End hosted the Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 20. The free festival featured farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, and health and fitness organizations from… 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
  • 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
  • Putting Our Cocktail Tomatoes Box to Creative Use

    Putting Our Cocktail Tomatoes Box to Creative Use

    From delicious recipes to funny photos, we love seeing how our customers use our tomatoes. Thanks to Mary Ellen McEvily of New York, we learned a fascinating new way to use the box we pack our Cocktail Tomatoes in. Mary Ellen is a volunteer at a local hospital where she… Read More
  • Upcoming Events at Shaw’s and Star Markets

    Upcoming Events at Shaw’s and Star Markets

    We love sharing our tomatoes and are excited to announce upcoming in-store demos at your local Shaw’s and Star Markets this weekend! Shaw’s June 13, 2015 Bath, ME (Chandler Dr.) Newton, MA (Austin St.) Falmouth, MA (Route 1) Star Market June 13, 2015 Cambridge, MA (White St.) Auburndale, MA (Commonwealth… 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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