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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • “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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tomato Spotlight: Tomatoes on the Vine

    Tomato Spotlight: Tomatoes on the Vine

    Our History with Tomatoes on the Vine: When we first started Backyard Farms, our mission was to grow the freshest, tastiest tomatoes around and deliver them to stores ready to enjoy.  Our Tomato on the Vine (or TOV, for short) variety was the perfect fit for the job. It was… Read More