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  • People Behind The Plants: Stacy Morrison, Assistant Manager of Integrated Pest Management

    People Behind The Plants: Stacy Morrison, Assistant Manager of Integrated Pest Management

    Welcome to another edition of People Behind The Plants where we introduce you to a Backyard Farms' employee and tell you about the things he or she does to help us deliver the tomatoes you love to your favorite supermarket, farm stand, restaurant or college/university! This month we're excited to… Read More
  • People Behind The Plants: Megan Murphy

    People Behind The Plants: Megan Murphy

    Last month we highlighted Liza Graham, our Director of Crop Care. Next up we have Megan Murphy, Assistant Manager for Greenhouse Two (Two connected greenhouses compromise our 42-acre indoor farm. Greenhouse 2 is 18-acres and is where we grow our cocktail tomatoes)! Megan came to us all the way from… Read More
  • People Behind The Plants: Liza Graham, Director of Crop Care

    People Behind The Plants: Liza Graham, Director of Crop Care

    We’ve decided to start a new series here on the Backyard Farms blog. With over 200 full time employees working hard behind the scenes of our 42-acre greenhouse, we think it’s time to introduce you to some of them so you not only know WHERE your food comes from but… Read More
  • Eataly Boston | So Many Ways to “Eat Better, Live Better”

    Eataly Boston | So Many Ways to “Eat Better, Live Better”

    We recently visited the newest store that sells Backyard Farms tomatoes and we’re excited to tell you all about it! Whether you’re a fan of celebrity Chef Mario Batali, a lover of Italian food, or simply live in Massachusetts and are privy to city happenings, you have probably already heard… 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
  • 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
  • A Fresh Look Coming to 17 Market Basket Stores

    A Fresh Look Coming to 17 Market Basket Stores

    At Backyard Farms, we know you like to get your grocery shopping done as quickly as possible. We also know that you have lots of choices in the produce department, especially in the tomato category. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find… Read More
  • Backyard Farms Eggs? April Fools!

    Backyard Farms Eggs? April Fools!

    Okay, so we might not be getting into the “egg business,” but we couldn’t help ourselves when the latest issue of Rachel Ray Every Day Magazine featured our iconic blue Backyard Farms stickers as a suggested April Fool’s prank.   “…Try an April Fool’s trick and make an egg look… Read More
  • Guest Post:

    Guest Post: "Hannaford To Go" Review

    We’ve been wondering how Hannaford’s new online ordering, in-store pickup system is working so we asked healthy living expert Diane Atwood to give it a try. Here’s what happened: Want to carve a little extra time out of your day? Time that could be yours and yours alone? Think about… Read More
  • Growing Tomatoes is Hard Work. Just Ask Kelsey Fabian From WCSH6 Portland!

    Growing Tomatoes is Hard Work. Just Ask Kelsey Fabian From WCSH6 Portland!

    Do you think you have what it takes to work in the Backyard Farms greenhouse? We’re always looking for people who are as passionate about our tomatoes as we are, but as reporter Kelsey Fabian from WCSH6 in Portland learned, growing tomatoes is HARD work. Over the last two years,… 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
  • Help Backyard Farms’ Annual Tomato Drive

    Help Backyard Farms’ Annual Tomato Drive

    While the holidays and “season of giving” has come and gone, there is still a major need for donations and support at local food banks in New England during the winter, especially for fresh produce. While the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine is the primary beneficiary of our tomato… 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
  • 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
  • Holiday Gift Guide for Tomato-Lovers

    Holiday Gift Guide for Tomato-Lovers

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and we know this is the time of year when everyone scrambles to find the best gifts for the ones they love. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a short gift guide for the tomato-lovers in your life. From practical to quirky, these gifts… Read More